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Ms. Taunton from Brooklyn NY is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Place in the World!

My students need books about families and communities to improve literacy and social studies knowledge.

  • $412 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Everyone needs to know who they are and what their place is in the world! My students will learn by thinking about who they are in their family and what their place is in their community!

My students are first and second graders with physical, emotional and mental disabilities, but first and foremost they are children who are eager to learn more about the world!

They attend a large school in a diverse community in Brooklyn, NY. They are bright, clever, funny and love attending school.

My Project

The NYC Scope and Sequence sets out that first graders will learn about families and communities. Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of texts in our classrooms that help teach us who we are, where we came from and what our place is in the world. We need books about different types of families (because there are so many!) and about workers in our communities.

These books give us an opportunity to study these subjects through literature.

I want my students to understand who they are and where they come from. We are part of such a diverse community here in Brooklyn and they have so many unique histories. I also want them to know that even though they are young and have their own set of challenges that they have a place in our community and a future!

Ms. Taunton
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Do I Have a Daddy?: A Story About a Single-Parent Child • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
The Great Big Book of Families • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Country Kid, City Kid • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families (Let's Talk about You and Me) • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
All Families Are Special • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
My Family's Changing (A First Look At Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends (Let's Talk About It!) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Delivering Your Mail: A Book About Mail Carriers (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Community Helpers from A to Z (Alphabasics) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Helping You Heal: A Book About Nurses (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Caring for Your Pets: A Book About Veterinarians (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Protecting Your Home: A Book About Firefighters (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Keeping You Healthy: A Book About Doctors (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Who's in a Family? • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Me and My Family Tree • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Taking You Places: A Book About Bus Drivers (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
The Post Office Book: Mail and How It Moves • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Day in the Life of a Nurse (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Day in the Life of a Garbage Collector (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Day in the Life of a Construction Worker (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Day in the Life of a Dentist (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Day in the Life of a Doctor (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Families in Many Cultures (Life Around the World) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Day in the Life of a Teacher (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41
A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
My Neighborhood: Places and Faces (All about Me) • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Keeping You Safe: A Book About Police Officers (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Living in Urban Communities (First Step Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
A Day in the Life of a Farmer (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.16 1 $6.16
A Day in the Life of an Emergency Medical Technician (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Living in Rural Communities (First Step Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Communities (People) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Kids' Family Tree Book • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $5.82 1 $5.82
Places in My Community (My World) • Amazon Business $5.81 1 $5.81
Living in Suburban Communities (First Step Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
Map Keys (Rookie Read-About Geography) • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33
Two Homes • Amazon Business $4.17 1 $4.17

Materials cost

$314.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$349.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.69

Total project goal

$411.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$411.26

2 Donors

-$202.10

Donations toward project cost

-$174.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.32

match offer

-$205.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.79

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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