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Mrs. W. from Yonkers NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fifth Grade Rising!

Help me give my students a robust classroom library that reinforces the fifth grade curriculum.

  • $522 goal

This project expired on February 17, 2019.

This project expired on February 17, 2019.

My Students

We are diverse and energetic! We are an urban district and we are beautiful!

I teach ELA and Social Studies to sixty students in fifth grade and each one has a story.

Sixty stories, sixty smiles, sixty hearts, sixty kids that are making great strides in my room this year. For some it is an easy journey, most are working very hard and some are struggling, tremendously.

Ultimately, every student will grow and progress in their own way, in their own time and add another chapter to the story. I'm honored to be a part of it. Join us!

My Project

My students LOVE to read! They are devouring my classroom library and have an appetite for more books that relate to our curriculum. We are learning about migrant workers, the dust bowl, the Mexican revolution, and so much more! We are delving into Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan and really enjoying the rich language, but we need more opportunities to read quality literature! The only way we will grow as readers is to READ! Every book added to our library brings joy and learning to my students. They need this so much. This is my second year with this amazing group of kids and I’ve seen them grow tremendously. Let’s not lose this momentum! I want to continue to give them what they crave, BOOKS!

Mrs. W.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was? Nonfiction (24 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $107.57 1 $107.57
Red Ridin' in the Hood and Other Cuentos • AKJ Education $16.19 3 $48.57
Diego • AKJ Education $17.09 2 $34.18
Out of the Dust • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Dolores Huerta A Hero to Migrant Workers • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $4.89 5 $24.45
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy! A One-Way Journey You'd Rather Not Make • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
Ancient Maya • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Mayan Soothsayer! Fortunes You'd Rather Not Tell • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Aztec Sacrifice • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
Who Was Cesar Chavez? • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Aztec, Inca & Maya • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Frida Kahlo (Revised Edition) • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Diego Rivera (Revised Edition) • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Me, Frida • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Guacamole • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79

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