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Ms. Wood from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. Wood's First Classroom

Help me give my students a culturally diverse library and a neutral-themed classroom for a safe and calm learning environment that's safe and accepting. I want to make our classroom a community full of encouragement and recognition.

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a STEAM Academy in a South Los Angeles neighborhood near Watts. 96% percent of our students come from low-income households and we have a high percentage of English Learners.

Although I haven't met my students yet, I'm very excited to get this school year off to a wonderful start, I will be teaching a 4th Grade Magnet class and plan to build a strong community with my students.

I can't wait to get my first year started!

My Project

As a first year teacher in an under-served area, I want to do my best to provide my students with a classroom library that is culturally diverse and relevant to student interest. By providing my students with literature that they can relate to, I will be building connections with them and sparking a greater interest in their learning about themselves and about other cultures.

I also want to create a classroom environment that gives students access to learning, while also creating a motivational sense of community that allows for students to be recognized and accepted as an individual.

By keeping only neutral colors in my room and fostering a motivating culture, I can encourage a growth mindset and a safe place for students to take risks with their learning.

Ms. Wood
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Burlap Fabric 38-40” Wide | 100% Natural Jute for Decoration - Weddings & Crafts • Amazon Business $33.49 1 $33.49
Brothers In Hope: The Story Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan (Coretta Scott King Honor - Illustrator Honor Title) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
The Buffalo Soldier • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
White Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Riley Blake Designs Bliss Dots Sage Fabric Fabric by the Yard • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
Abuelita's Heart • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Pidgin to da Max • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Michelle Obama Quote Wall Art, 8"x10" Un Framed Art Print - Stunning Former First Lady Obama Wall Décor, Ideal for Girls, Women, Librarians, Historians and Teachers • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Classroom Posters Black History Month Bad Girls Throughout History Empowered Women Empower Well Behaved Women Rarely Make for Kids Motivational Educational Elementary School Kindergarten P003 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Classroom Posters Black History Month Posters Dr Martin Luther King Jr Poster MLK Day Classroom Inspritational Posters Growth Mindset Teacher Decorations African American Art Black Art Wall P005 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Stephen Curry Poster Quote Cool Golden State Warriors Steph Curry Quotes Posters Basketball Sports Décor Coaching Wall Art Growth Mindset Teacher Educational Teaching Learning Mindsets Quotes P057 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
SJC Do The Best You Can Maya Angelou Quote Wall Poster Print|Classroom Office Business Dorm Home Office|18 X 12 in|SJC76 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Kicko 2 Minutes Sand Timers 6 Pieces with White Sand, Hourglass, Sand Clock Timer - for Children, Playing, Games, Exercising, Brushing Teeth, Prize, Party Favor • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
Too Many Tamales • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Teacher Created Resources Navy Scalloped Border Trim (5861) • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Clean Your Room, Harvey Moon! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bud, Not Buddy • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
The Hundred Penny Box (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Coyote Places the Stars (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
The Gold Cadillac • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Anansi Goes Fishing (Anansi the Trickster) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Black Heroes of the American Revolution (Odyssey Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
LaRibbons 3" Wide Burlap Fabric Craft Ribbon On Spool 10 Yards, 01 Tan • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Ajeemah and His Son (Willa Perlman Books) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38

Materials cost

$433.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.89

Total project goal

$599.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.27

5 Donors

-$518.00

Donations toward project cost

-$452.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.25

match offer

-$66.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$56.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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