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Ms. Scala from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

In a World of Uncertainty, Be Certain to Choose Kindness

My students need a class set of the novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

  • $802 goal

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My Students

I have 32 enthusiastic students that are full of life and ready to learn every day. My 4th grade students come from low incomes areas. These students receive free breakfast and lunch every day. In addition to our free meal program, our school also provides free uniforms and backpacks full of school supplies. Many of our students are in difficult living arrangements so as a school we pride ourselves on being able to help them in various ways.

A majority of my students face many hardships in their everyday lives, so when they come to school it is a safe outlet for them.

My students come to school eager to learn and ready to do their very best. My students have adapted to new forms of learning and they have learned from one another by participating in collaborative work. These students are willing and ready to start their pathway to higher education.

My Project

My students in the 4th grade have been reading many books this year that have opened their minds to topics which, often times inspired them to become better people or encouraged them to try new things. One topic that has always been challenging is getting the students to fully understand what it means to be kind to one another. By giving my students the opportunity to read books like Wonder, which teaches such strong life lessons, is giving them the opportunity to choose which path they want to take in life. I would love a class set of the book Wonder.

In a world where you cannot be assured of the invention or struggles of others, we teach one another to always be kind.

Incorporating this novel into our curriculum would help teach my students the true meaning of what it means to be kind.

Ms. Scala
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 60 $641.40

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