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Mrs. Washington from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

One Thousand Paper Cranes to Build Empathy!

Help me give my students origami paper and copies of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes to further enhance their understanding of other cultures, empathy, and bravery!

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My Students

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles William Eliot.

My students love to read fun and engaging high-quality literature!

As an EL teacher, I have a diverse group of students from many linguistic backgrounds. There are 20 different language groups in my school. My classroom of fourth grade EL students come from countries such as Mexico, Algeria, Nepal, and Cambodia. For many of my students, this is their first experience with English. In my school of over 500 students, over 50% of the students are English Learners. Many of my students are new to the country. It is my job to build their social and academic language skills. Many students come to my classroom with limited formal education.

My Project

My students come from many different cultures, countries, and continents. It very important for them to understand the lives and experiences of other people that may not look, talk, dress, or act like them.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes will help my students understand empathy and bravery!

In Japanese culture there is a legend that, "If a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again." In this book Sadako becomes ill and her classmates pull together to help her recover. After reading this story, my class will create one thousand paper cranes in honor of all families affected by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $6.99 20 $139.80
BUBU Origami Paper 1000 Sheets 6 Inch Square Double Sided Color 25 Vivid Colors for Beginners Trainning and School Craft Lessons • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes - Student Packet by Novel Units • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Paper Crane • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
Sadako • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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