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Ms. Ido from Tulsa OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Is There Anyone Like Me?

My students need books they can engage with and draw connections to their own lives. They needs books with main characters living similar lives.

  • $428 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We don't want picture perfect books because we don't live picture perfect lives! Too often our books contain with main characters facing conflicts that seem trivial to my students. I want students to be able to draw parallels between themselves and the main characters in the books we read.

My students are beautiful, brave, and smart.

They may not currently exceed in math, reading, or history but they can do things I never dreamed of doing at their age. My 9 year old students can set their alarm clock for school, get themselves and their younger siblings up and dressed, cook breakfast, and make it to school on time! They can also attend to their younger siblings after school by preparing dinner, helping them with their homework, and even kissing ouchies. I teach in a Title One School with a 100% Free & Reduced cost lunch program. My students struggle to engage in books about extravagant birthday parties or magic dragons when they don't know the next time they will get to see mom.

My Project

The books requested will be used as mentor books. I will use the books as read aloud books. The conversations that these books will evoke are priceless. They will not only be used to teach state standards, but they will be used to help navigate the difficult emotions and questions my students deal with on a day in and day out basis.

Many times my students feel isolated in the circumstances in which they live.

These books will open up the doors for students to understand they are not alone. The conversations surrounding these mentor texts will liberate students to discuss points in their lives they never knew they could discuss or should discuss. We will not only be addressing tough issues, but we will celebrate what they CAN do!

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Ms. Ido
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Invisible Boy • Amazon $13.06 2 $26.12
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon $10.11 2 $20.22
The Lunch Thief • Amazon $14.79 1 $14.79
My Rows and Piles of Coins • Amazon $14.04 1 $14.04
A Circle of Friends • Amazon $6.99 2 $13.98
Those Shoes • Amazon $6.99 2 $13.98
Toby Visits Mommy: A book for children who see their parents only during scheduled visitations. • Amazon $12.70 1 $12.70
The Name Jar • Amazon $6.00 2 $12.00
Soul Moon Soup • Amazon $11.90 1 $11.90
The Streets are Free • Amazon $10.56 1 $10.56
Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights (Kids Are Important Series) • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live with Their Parents • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95
A Terrible Thing Happened • Amazon $9.16 1 $9.16
Get Set! Swim! • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
Gettin' Through Thursday • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
Visiting Day • Amazon $8.89 1 $8.89
Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care • Amazon $8.45 1 $8.45
The Table Where Rich People Sit (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Something Beautiful • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Eggs • Amazon $7.30 1 $7.30
The House You Pass On the Way • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The House on Mango Street • Amazon $7.17 1 $7.17
Night on Neighborhood Street (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Fly Away Home • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Something Special for Me • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
A Day's Work • Amazon $6.95 1 $6.95
Stargirl • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
Tight Times (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
December • Amazon $4.00 1 $4.00
Somebody's New Pajamas • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99

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