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Mrs. Kiser from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Okay To Be Different!

My students need books that inspire them to think creatively. These books have been recommended by my gifted department and I can't wait to use them in lessons!

  • $295 goal

This project expired on December 23, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are extremely enthusiastic first through fifth grade gifted and talented students. These kids have so much potential to be great leaders. Reading is a favorite activity amongst my students and our classroom library is a place where many students delve in to flesh-out and explore new ideas.

My students are creative, critical thinkers that are filled with boundless energy and curiosity.

They have an innate desire to learn by reading and to truly push the envelope in terms of what is possible.

My Project

These reading materials show kids how to be the be confident in their own skin, even if they feel weird or "different". I am excited to teach these lessons to my students and embed them into our gifted social and emotional learning.

The books I selected promote individuality, creativity, and the crazy notion that it's okay to learn from one's mistakes.

I want my students to know that leaders come in all different shapes, sizes, and learning styles. Too many times, students try to follow the pack, even when they know it's not the right thing to do. I want to have a way to speak to kids about following their hearts and head in order to do what is right through children's literature.

Mrs. Kiser
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $17.05 1 $17.05
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Andrew Drew and Drew • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Sky Color (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
A Little Bit of Oomph! • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Good Egg • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15

Materials cost

$203.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$250.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.19

Total project goal

$294.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$294.61

2 Donors

-$147.29

Donations toward project cost

-$125.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.09

match offer

-$147.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.10

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$0.00

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