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Mrs. Salcedo from Bakersfield CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Rocks! Students Love Reading Books!

My students need several fiction and nonfiction books in the classroom.

  • $728 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a disadvantaged area of our city, where 97% of my students get free or reduced-price lunch. Several of my students live in a homeless shelter. Many come from migrant families where they wake up before dawn to get ready for school because their families work in the fields. Many students rely on the breakfast, lunch, and weekly snacks provided by the school as their main source of solid nutrition. Even with all of their struggles, they are in very high spirits. They give you everything they have and don't ask for much, only love and attention. Their smiles every morning light up my heart and the hearts of those around them. The energy they express and their enthusiasm for learning are amazing. I could not have asked for a better group of students. They are the absolute best kids around. It is my mission to be their greatest supporter.

My Project

From day one of the school year, I work to instill respect, kindness, and tolerance among my students.

"The highest result of education is tolerance." ~ Helen Keller.

While I believe an academic education is vital to success. I KNOW that without respect and tolerance one can never truly succeed. This is something that I tell my students all day every day! With these books and theme box, I can expand my year-round multi-cultural lessons. The books and drawers will be a wonderful addition to our classroom library and will give my students a glimpse of life in different places. Through learning about different people, places, and customs we can build tolerance within the next generation using these multicultural books!

Mrs. Salcedo
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Solar System (library bound) (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $23.96 1 $23.96
Yellow Kayak • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
From Slave to Soldier: Based on a True Civil War Story (Ready-to-Reads) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Until I Find Julian • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! (Encyclopaedia) • Amazon Business $16.84 1 $16.84
Land (library bound) (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream and You • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
NAVY SEALs For Kids (Leadership and Self-Esteem and Self-Respect Books For Kids) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Soldier (DK Eyewitness Books) • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Navy Seal Dogs! A Children's Book about Training Navy Seal Dogs for Combat: Fun Facts & Pictures About Navy Seal Dog Soldiers, Not Your Normal K9! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
National Geographic Kids Everything Battles: Arm Yourself with Fierce Photos and Fascinating Facts • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Esperanza Rising • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier! • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your world • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
National Geographic Kids Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Cuckoo/Cuc: A Mexican Folktale/Un cuento folklrico mexicano • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rocks and Minerals (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Coco Big Golden Book (Disney/Pixar Coco) • Amazon Business $7.32 1 $7.32
Earthquakes (A True Book) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Tsunamis (A True Book) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Floods (A True Book) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Military Animals With Dog Tags • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Water - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level D (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
Helen Keller (Scholastic Biography) • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Helen Keller: Courage In The Dark • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

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