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Mrs. Larsen from Lincolnshire IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hey, Look! We're in a Book!

Help me give my students books that represent them!

  • $541 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My classroom is full of energetic, kind, and caring little ones. They are a diverse group of children representing over 10 countries with varying native languages.

We are curious about all subject matters and love to explore our world.

Whether we are using technology to strengthen our math skills, diving into literature independently and with friends, or researching our favorite topic, students are constantly engaged in learning.

We want our classroom to be a safe place where students feel confident to take risks academically, socially, and emotionally. We are able to achieve this goal when students are equipped with the best essential supplies that every dynamic first-grade‚Äč classroom deserves.

My Project

These new books will bring so much joy to our classroom! Each day I read aloud a new book to my first graders to: develop a love for reading, facilitate classroom discussion, create curiosity about our world and to model fluent reading.

The requested books were selected as they represent my students and have themes of: inclusion, friendship, acceptance, growth mindset, and celebrating diversity.

My classroom book a day routine has been a BIG hit among the class. I look forward to sharing these titles with my new class of first graders. With your help, students will see themselves represented in books!

Mrs. Larsen
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different • Amazon Business $17.40 1 $17.40
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Bilal Cooks Daal • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Where Oliver Fits • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
I Like, I Don't Like • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Windows • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Allie All Along • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Life • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Fur, Feather, Fin―All of Us Are Kin • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Winterworm 1 Pair Owl Bookends Non-Skid Cute Book Ends Art Book Ends for Home Shelves School Office (Blue) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
What Do You Celebrate?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
Where Are My Books? • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Shubh Raatri Dost/ Good Night Friend (English and Hindi Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Let's Explore Mexico (Bumba Books ® ― Let's Explore Countries) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Let's Explore France (Bumba Books ® ― Let's Explore Countries) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Let's Explore Canada (Bumba Books ® ― Let's Explore Countries) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Let's Explore Japan (Bumba Books ® ― Let's Explore Countries) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Let's Explore Australia (Bumba Books ® ― Let's Explore Countries) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.12 1 $8.12
The Little Mermaid (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Sleep Like a Tiger (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s)) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Bee-Bim Bop! • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Christmas: With Carols, Presents, and Peace • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Princess and the Pit Stop • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
Holi (Festivals) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: With Honey, Prayers, and the Shofar • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Diwali (Rookie Read-About Holidays: Previous Editions) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Rapunzel (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $4.85 1 $4.85
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero! • Amazon Business $4.46 1 $4.46

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