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Ms. Raney from Alamo CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Open Up the World to My Students Through Books!

Help me give my students atlases and diverse read aloud books to expand their world.

  • 2 donors
  • $586 goal

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My Students

My students are curious, inquisitive 5th graders who enjoy learning across subject areas. Our classroom community fosters critical-thinking skills, collaboration, and empathy. They are curious about the world around them and love to explore that world through books. My hope is to add books and resources into my classroom library that represent not only their diverse lives, but the unique experiences and perspectives of people around the world.

My Project

I am requesting diverse read aloud books and atlases which will help to open up the world to my students who live in a small town. By having these books and atlases, my students will be able to explore the world and to see themselves in a bigger place. These atlases will be used daily to support their learning of maps and the world around us. Giving them new materials will ensure that they are current and engaging.

Through exposure to a variety of cultures and experiences, I can help my students further develop their empathy and understanding of the world in which we live.

These resources will help students have an appreciation of the different cultures that make up their diverse community. Books should be a reflection and a mirror for kids to see themselves and the world around them, and these diverse read alouds will allow them to do so.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Student Atlas, New Edition, 2020 Copyright • Amazon Business $7.59 30 $227.70
Asian-Americans Who Inspire Us • Amazon Business $19.63 1 $19.63
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story • Amazon Business $16.34 1 $16.34
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $15.68 1 $15.68
We Are Water Protectors • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
The Cat Man of Aleppo • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Abuela's Weave • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Mooncakes • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom (Volume 6) (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
The Red Pencil • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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