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Mrs. Richmond from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Living Wax Museum

My students need "Who Is/Who Was" biography books to write informational reports and create their Wax Museum.

  • $238 goal

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My Students

We are an urban district, and we have over 90% of our students receiving free and reduced-price lunch. Many students begin school with no prior education at all. Our kindergarten students are already behind when they walk in the door on their first day. We also have students who move in and out of our school frequently. Our student population grew by one hundred students just last school year. Despite the disadvantages many of my students face, they are genuinely great kids. These kids just need extra time and attention to help them make the academic gains necessary to be successful.

The most important and enjoyable part of my job is intervening with students.

Getting to know each student and what motivates them is especially important. Through my interactions with students, I have found that when they are genuinely interested in something, they will work much harder to achieve their academic goals.

My Project

My students will be participating in a living wax museum. The living wax museum is a collection of visual displays where students, dressed as famous individuals, will portray their character, while visitors walk around and tour exhibits illustrating the life of the person represented. This is why we need the series "Who is/Who was". These books are perfect for my fourth graders to use for their research. They are written in a way to keep the reader engaged. These biographies are leveled to help support all of my readers, from those that struggle to read at grade level to those that soar above and beyond.

These books are filled with fascinating tales of famous figures that will allow for my students to dive into their research and would be a great addition to our library!

My students look forward to this activity every year! They've walked through the museum as Kindergartners, First, Second, and Third graders and now it is there turn to finally be the presenters!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Is Gloria Steinem? • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Is Bob Dylan? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Babe Ruth? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Bruce Lee? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Walt Disney? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Michael Jackson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Derek Jeter? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Elvis Presley? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Albert Einstein? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Jane Goodall? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Helen Keller? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Henry Ford? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Blackbeard? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ben Franklin? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Isaac Newton? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is J.K. Rowling? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was King Tut? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was George Washington? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Joan of Arc? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harry Houdini? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Wayne Gretzky? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Jesse Owens? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Julia Child? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Bruce Springsteen? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Dolly Parton? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Muhammad Ali? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Stevie Wonder? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Lucille Ball? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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