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Mrs. Wingo from Sandy Springs GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature For Little Leaders

My students need biography books and Social Studies readers to correlate to our upcoming Social Studies unit.

  • $362 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Some of my students come to me in the morning without having a meal since lunch the previous day. Other students come from homes where no English is spoken whatsoever. Some students come to me exhausted because they have been up all night babysitting their younger siblings. In some cases, my classroom is the most stability these kids see.

Knowing all of the trials and tribulations my kids encounter daily, I try and give them the most nurturing and positive environment I can offer.

With all of the obstacles my kids face every day, they always come into my classroom eager to learn with big smiles on their faces. All children are capable of being successful in school; we just need to give them the opportunity to do so.

My Project

My students question me every single day. One of the biggest questions I am asked is, "Why do we need to know this?" This especially holds true during Social Studies. Many kids question why we need to learn about the past and what we can learn from the people who lived before us. Our upcoming Social Studies unit opens their eyes to the reasons why it is important to learn the events that happened before our time.

Our next Social Studies unit is on Leadership, and I hope to give my students rich text to allow them to learn about the many great leaders our country has had.

Students are required to learn about Martin Luther King Jr., Jackie Robinson, Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter, and what characteristics made these people leaders. My grade level expands on these leaders and allows students to explore leaders of their choice, who they normally may not have the chance to learn about in the classroom.

In years past, I have had students study everyone from Ruby Bridges to Muhammad Ali. It is amazing to see these students explore the many important people that have changed the course of history in our country. I have students who still come to my classroom today and talk to me about the leader they studied. I have not had many books to use for this project in years past, so my hope is for this project to give students even more resources to study these people. There is so much to be learned from the people who changed our country, and my hope is to inspire my students to be like the leaders they will be learning about.

Mrs. Wingo
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
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Sequoyah and the Written Word (Social Studies Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Regions and Rivers of Georgia (Social Studies Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mary Musgrove: Bringing People Together (Social Studies Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Jimmy Carter: For the People (Social Studies Readers) • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
National Geographic Readers: African-American History Makers (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Child of the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Coretta Scott King: First Lady of Civil Rights (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $6.82 1 $6.82
Juliette Gordon Low: America's First Girl Scout (Women of Our Time) • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Misty Copeland (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: George Washington (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Frederick Douglass (Level 2) (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sonia Sotomayor (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Helen Keller: Courage In The Dark • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Helen Keller (Level 2) (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Rosa Parks (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Baseball's Best: Five True Stories (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Listen Up!: Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Level 3: When I Grow Up: Sally Ride • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mae Jemison (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Time For Kids: Jesse Owens: Running into History (Time For Kids Biographies) • Amazon Business $3.75 1 $3.75
Scholastic Reader Level 4: Great Black Heroes: Five Brilliant Scientists: Five Brilliant Scientists (level 4) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
DK Readers: The Story of Anne Frank (Level 3: Reading Alone) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Jesse Owens (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: The Story of Muhammad Ali (Level 4: Proficient Readers) • Amazon Business $3.55 1 $3.55
Duke Kahanamoku (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.53 1 $3.53
Time For Kids: Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield (Time For Kids Biographies) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
When I Grow Up: Misty Copeland (Scholastic Reader, Level 3) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.51 1 $2.51
Katherine Johnson (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $2.31 1 $2.31
Women Who Launched the Computer Age (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $2.30 1 $2.30

Materials cost

$256.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$307.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.28

Total project goal

$361.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.89

14 Donors

-$319.78

Donations toward project cost

-$273.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.17

match offer

-$40.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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