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Mrs. Robinson from Algoma WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Diversity From Fairy Tales!

Help me give my students fairy tales and folktales written from around the world!

  • $315 goal

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My Students

I teach in a rural, public elementary school with 400 students, grades 4K-6. Many students choose to participate in sports, Destination Imagination, music, and band. We keep our class sizes small, with 16-20 students in each classroom in grades K-3. In this way, we can offer as much personal attention to each child’s needs as possible.

My students are sweet and full of potential, but the poverty level is high with a 52% free and reduced-price lunch population.

Nonetheless, my school tries very hard to afford all students the same opportunities, no matter what social or economic situation may exist in their lives. All students are offered free breakfast, and we have a peer mentoring program run by our high school students that attends to the primary students' socio-emotional needs and offers free supper as well.

Personally, I take time to get to know each child in my classroom as a whole person. My goal throughout the year is to understand their academic strengths and weaknesses as well as their character strengths and weakness. I love being their friend, teacher, and hopefully a role model.

My Project

My second grade students enter school with little knowledge about other countries. They are very aware of what customs and traditions exist in America, but they are amazed when we start discussing and comparing these customs to other countries.

One of the avenues we use to compare different cultures is fairy tales and folktales.

These stories have been written and told in many different cultures. Comparing and understanding why different cultures use specific characters but follow the same story line is intriguing and eye opening. My students love to learn about different cultures and comparing fairy tales is a great starting point because they can all relate to these stories.

We will use the stories from this project to compare tales from Africa, Europe, America, France and South America. We will compare character, settings and plots... and this will pave the path for discussing even more about these cultures!

Mrs. Robinson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 60 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Goldilocks and the Three Bears • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Hansel and Gretel • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Red Riding Hood • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
Little Red Riding Hood Stories Around the World • AKJ Education $6.26 3 $18.78
The Three Bears • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Hansel and Gretel The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $4.34 3 $13.02
Hansel and Gretel • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Raven A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Coyote A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Zomo the Rabbit A Trickster Tale from West Africa • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Jabutí the Tortoise A Trickster Tale from the Amazon • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66

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