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Ms. E-H from Lynn MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting To Know About Ourselves And Each Other

My students need quality literature that deals with current event topics many of them and their families can relate to such as refugees and immigration.

  • $189 goal

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My Students

Ours is a very diverse city and our school demographics reflect that. 77% of our students are African American or Latino alongside a small percentage of white students, most come from working class families.

86% of our student body qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch, and 22% are English Language Learners and receive ELL services.

Our students love to learn and their families try as much as they can to participate in their child's education. Our school's network values families and engages them via a variety of programs that provide citizenship, fitness and English language services among others.

My Project

The teachers at my school feel passionately about a culturally relevant curriculum that is rigorous and empowers our students to challenge the status quo while learning about their own cultures and the cultures of others.

We want to provide our students with enjoyable stories about both real and make belief characters who embarked on journeys seeking a better life.

Many of our students' families have had this experience in the recent past. With the political climate being the way it is today, we feel the responsibility to arm our students with as much knowledge and pride as we can.

We will read stories about different immigrant experiences in literature while also exposing our students to non-fiction texts about Ellis Island and the immigrants of the past. The goal is for our students to begin to understand immigration as a social history pattern and relate and validate their own experiences.

Ms. E-H
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Mama The Alien/Mama la Extraterrestre (Bilingual Edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
My Diary from Here to There: Mi diario de aqui hasta alla (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
Grandfather's Journey • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Pacon Multicultural Construction Paper, Assorted Colors, 9-Inches by 12-Inches, 50-Count (9509) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Ellis Island (True Books) (A True Book) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Hygloss Products Kid Shape Cuts Outs – 16 Inch Assorted Multi-Cultural Paper, 25 Pack • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Face Large Multicultural Creative Cut-Out • Amazon Business $6.33 1 $6.33
The Red Pencil • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
Where Did Your Family Come From?: A Book about Immigrants (Discovery Readers) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Crayola Multicultural Crayons -24 count (Set of 3 - 8 Packs) • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87
Crayola Ultraclean BL Multicultural Markers (10 Count) • Amazon Business $4.10 1 $4.10
National Geographic Readers: Ellis Island • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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