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Ms. Kraft from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Finishing Touches on a Classroom Library!

My students need books that act as "windows and mirrors", that is windows into other worlds and mirrors into their own. The books I've chosen here will be the perfect addition to our classroom library!

  • $414 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This project is intended for a classroom that works with students who live and learn in the Mission District of San Francisco. They face many challenges and have incredible potential. Our school has strong families and strong teachers. We are lucky to have such a supportive community for our students.

My students are curious and dedicated learners.

They work hard, they are kind, and they are interesting. They love to explore different materials, build new things, and collaborate with one another on projects. They are funny and thoughtful. I am lucky to spend every day with them!

A priority for a 2nd grade student is to read on grade level so when they enter 3rd grade, they can begin to read to learn (instead of learning to read). My students need quality materials so they can use reading as a tool that informs and inspires their interests and passions.

Please consider supporting these wonderful students in their educational journey.

My Project

I've chosen books for my students that will tell stories of how other people live and affirm the ways my students live. I've choses books that reflect some of the communities my students come from and I've chosen books from communities that my students know little about. Requested titles include The Day You Begin, Dreamers, I See You, Little Night/Nochecita, Sea Prayer, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote, Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras, My Heart Fills With Happiness / Ni Sâkaskineh Mîyawâten Niteh Ohcih, Windows, and A Different Pond.

As 2nd graders, my students are curious and open to seeing all the ways a person can 'be'.

With these books in our classroom library, our class will be able to read and learn together in a positive and affirming way. Sharing our stories is how we build stronger communities and these books are part of that process.

Ms. Kraft
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World • Amazon Business $16.91 1 $16.91
The Great Big Book of Families • Amazon Business $16.85 1 $16.85
Turning Pages: My Life Story • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
The Street Beneath My Feet • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
I See You • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Windows • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Sea Prayer • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Most People • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
A Different Pond • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Accident! • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Little Night/Nochecita • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Heart Fills With Happiness / Ni Sâkaskineh Mîyawâten Niteh Ohcih (English and Cree Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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