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Mrs. Berry from Lawrence MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

If This Were a Story

Help me give my students a book with story that builds empathy, awareness and understanding through someone else's story to better understand their own.

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our amazing Warriors are diving into the wondrous world of Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness. Many of our students face family and personal crises on a daily basis making school their safe haven. The young minds of our urban K-8 school are learning new ways to manage a wide array of emotions.

Reading is one vehicle to make connections to our real lives and can offer opportunities for students to discuss topics in their personal lives that are difficult and at times frightening.

My Project

Owning a book is a rarity for my students. I have seen their eyes when a book is given to them and they are told it is their's forever! There is hardly anything quite like that moment.

"If This Were a Story" openly and honestly shares relevant social and emotional struggles faced by many of my students and offers many life lessons for young readers to hold in their hearts and minds.

Sharing this book as a class read presents a perfect frame for students to discuss a character's social emotional journey, comparing it to their own and carrying the best of it forward.

Mrs. Berry
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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

This project will reach 80 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
If This Were a Story • Amazon Business $6.35 60 $381.00

Materials cost

$381.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.54

Total project goal

$490.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.26

8 Donors

-$325.86

Donations toward project cost

-$279.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.88

match offer

-$160.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$136.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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