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Mrs. Huntsman from San Diego CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I See the Reader in Me!

Help me give my students diverse and leveled books to affirm, value, and celebrate our identities to foster an inclusive learning community.

  • $280 goal

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My Students

Curious, creative, and clever---these are a few words to describe my fourth-grade students. My students come from diverse cultures and backgrounds and include Gifted and Talented Students, English language learners, and students with special needs. They are all unique in their own way which is what makes our school community an inviting and accepting place for all. My students are thriving in fourth grade!

My Project

As an educator, I aim to connect with my students as we begin to form relationships from day one. At the start of the school year, we start to build our community and bridge individuals to make connections through stories we share and books we read. I respect each child for who they are and want my fourth graders to feel visible and valued. This work begins around our identity and affirmation of who we are. I aim to recognize and value my students' identities, as well as help shine a light on who they are and who they may become.

I want all of my students to see themselves as readers and see themselves reflected in the books they read!

What better way to do this than through books! Books with diverse characters can encourage my students to affirm and value their own identities as well as those of others. As readers, they identify with the characters they meet in the books they read which is why an inclusive library is so crucial! Books can be windows for my readers to see through to the outside world as well as a reflection of their own identity. As an educator, I want to give my readers the opportunity to see themselves in the books they read as we build an inclusive learning community and classroom library.

Mrs. Huntsman
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wet Weather Camping: Individual Student Edition Turquoise (Levels 17-18) • Amazon Business $12.33 2 $24.66
The Lost Keys: Individual Student Edition Green (Levels 12-14) • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
That's Not Our Dog!: Individual Student Edition Turquoise (Levels 17-18) (Rigby PM Plus) • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Pets: Dogs: Individual Student Edition Orange (Levels 15-16) • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Orange (Levels 15-16) the Secret Cave • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Puppy at the Door: Individual Student Edition Turquoise (Levels 17-18) (Rigby PM Plus) • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
The Flying Fish: Individual Student Edition Green (Levels 12-14) (Rigby PM Platinum Collection) • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
5 Worlds Book 5: The Emerald Gate • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
When Stars Are Scattered • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Orange (Levels 15-16) the Kite That Got Away • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Sam's Haircut: Individual Student Edition Green (Levels 12-14) • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
The Missing Bag: Leveled Reader Orange Level 16 (Pm) • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
The Big Trampoline: Leveled Reader Blue Fiction Level 11 Grade 1 (Rigby PM) • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
A Visit to the the Butterfly House: Leveled Reader Orange Level 15 (Pm) • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Swimming Across the Pool: Individual Student Edition Turquoise (Levels 17-18) (Rigby PM Plus) • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42

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