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Mrs. H. from Lima OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

#ISeeMe Diverse Read-Alouds for #ClassroomBookADay

Help me give my students diverse read-alouds to celebrate themselves through our #classroombookaday initiative.

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students value a focused and intentional instructional day where they can and will learn. We begin each day with "I can and I will!" In order to support my students' desires to do well and their instructional needs, I incorporate hands-on, engaging activities.

My second grade class is only one of three, and many of my 20 students are children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of alumni.

My students come from very diverse backgrounds. They face hardships on a daily basis, but they don't let that get in the way of learning. They come to school with a growth mindset and the willingness to take on any challenge. They perform better when their work is valued and appreciated. I work to provide this by providing a safe classroom environment where students can interact with people they trust and feel valued.

My daily instruction is differentiated to meet my students' needs and increase student engagement. I strive to help my students meet the goals I have developed for them as well as the goals they have developed for themselves. We are building a classroom of lifelong learners.

My Project

For the 2019-2020 school year, I am motivated to read a picture book a day with my students because of the campaign #ClassroomBookADay started by Jillian Heise and inspired by Donalyn Miller.

For this specific project, I have selected titles that represent the races, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, academic abilities, and disabilities of my students, their families, and their peers.

As with the #ISeeMe campaign, I too, believe it is important that my students see themselves reflected in the books we share together.

The #ISeeMe campaign and #ClassroomBookADay campaign come together beautifully in this project by exposing my students to the benefits of daily read-alouds which include building community, developing empathy, exposure to diverse stories, opportunities to discuss complex texts, hearing modeled fluency, and enjoying a love for reading. It is my goal that my students will become lifelong readers when they are aware that there are books they can relate to.

Mrs. H.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Ron's Big Mission • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Hair Love • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Everything & Everywhere: A Fact-Filled Adventure for Curious Globe-Trotters • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The North Star • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Home • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
The Undefeated • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Windows • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Sometimes You Fly • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Happy Dreamer • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
I Wish You More (Encouragement Gifts for Kids, Uplifting Books for Graduation) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Back of the Bus • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
14 Cows for America • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Best Friend • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Happy in Our Skin • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Every Little Thing: Based on the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Happy! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$466.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.78

Total project goal

$591.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.84

14 Donors

-$483.01

Donations toward project cost

-$421.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.13

Matching donations from our partners

-$95.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$81.18

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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