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Mrs. Pomeroy from Wethersfield CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Ourselves in Books Part 2

Help me give my students books that they can find themselves in. My students need to be able to see their families and cultures in the books in our classroom.

  • $192 goal

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My Students

As a teacher at a magnet school, my students have diverse backgrounds. Students come from urban areas, suburban areas, and even some rural areas! We have them all working together and learning from each other.

Although my students come from various nationalities they all come to school to learn and grow.

My job as their teachers is to provide them with a safe place for them to learn and grow during their year with me. During the year, we become a family.

My Project

My students come from very diverse backgrounds. The students are all learning to read and want to be able to find themselves in the books that they read. While we are blessed with many books in our room and in our school we are still working to assemble books that look like our children.

My students get so excited when they are able to see themselves in the books that we are reading!

They engage more with the story when the story and characters are relevant to their lives. My students love seeing themselves mirrored in the books we read and this will add to our collection of books that the students kind find themselves in! I would love to be able to have these book to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month also!

Mrs. Pomeroy
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
Islandborn • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo: Bilingual Spanish-English (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Too Many Tamales • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

Materials cost

$130.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.75

Total project goal

$191.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.66

5 Donors

-$182.84

Donations toward project cost

-$162.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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