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Middle School, Music Teacher

This teacher needs your help!

Ms. Williams from Chicago IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Encouraging Self-Love Through Books!

Help me give my students a safe space to read, explore, and learn!

  • $542 goal

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Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Project

Representation is important for kids because it shows them that their goals are attainable. The books I've chosen are a way for my students to learn more about tolerance, feelings and help build their self-love. I have chosen books to give my students positive role models. The characters in the books look like my students and can relate to their personal experiences while teaching them how to overcome many challenges.

My students benefit from a lot of encouragement and have set high expectations for themselves.

My students are not always sure how to attain these goals so the books I've chosen are a way to encourage them to keep growing and be persistent in their pursuit of success. For my elementary students I have chosen books that will promote self-love and acceptance of others. I want my students to know they can be fearless in their educational and life journey without being ashamed of who they are.

I have also included snacks because students have expressed a need. I want to be able to provide as much support as possible to my students. If my students come to school worried less about a need being met then they can focus more on their learning experience.

Ms. Williams
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Little SPOT of Feelings 8 Book Box Set (Book 25-32: Empathy, Frustration, Calm, Belonging, Worry, Boredom, Flexible Thinking, & Feelings Detective) • Amazon Business $40.33 2 $80.66
A Promised Land • MahoganyBooks $45.00 1 $45.00
Welch's Fruit Juice Variety Pack - Grape, Fruit Punch, and Orange Pineapple - 10 Fl Oz Bottles - 18 Pack • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Teddy Grahams Honey Graham Snacks, 4 Boxes of 12 Snack Packs (48 Total Snack Packs) • Amazon Business $25.68 1 $25.68
Call Us What We Carry • MahoganyBooks $22.49 1 $22.49
Pop-Tarts Baked Pastry Bites, Kids Snacks, School Lunch, Frosted Strawberry (5 Boxes, 25 Pouches) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Cheez-It Cheese Crackers, Baked Snack Crackers, Office and Kids Snacks, Original, 40oz Case (40 Pouches) • Amazon Business $19.72 1 $19.72
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.40 2 $18.80
I Am Enough • MahoganyBooks $17.10 1 $17.10
Clap When You Land • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
I Believe I Can • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
M Is for Melanin A Celebration of the Black Child • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • MahoganyBooks $15.29 1 $15.29
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, 58 Count - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
My Shadow Is Purple • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit, Gluten Free, Bulk Pack, 0.9 oz Individual Single Serve Bags 40 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Good Kind of Trouble, A • MahoganyBooks $7.19 1 $7.19
The Only Black Girls in Town • MahoganyBooks $7.19 1 $7.19

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