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Mrs. McCarthy from Saint Petersburg FL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ordinary People Who Change the World Giving Inspiration to Pre-K

Help me give my students add biographies to their library to learn about the amazing ordinary people who changed their world.

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

Our school serves students in grades Pre-K-5th and provides strong academics, creative teachers, and a safe learning environment. We are a low-income, Title I school. We use seven habits of happy kids and a growth mindset. This, combined with the emphasis on academics, has ensured that our students grow to become well-rounded, successful, and happy students. My little students are the youngest of Pre-K, 3’s. We are blended gen ed and ESE special needs.

In our classroom, we are a diverse group of learners who come together as a family, supporting each other, and learning together.

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." -Ignacio Estrada.

My students understand, no matter what their exceptionalism, their possibilities are limitless.

These special students require teachers to draw from their hearts to reach each student emotionally, thereby gaining their trust to encourage them academically. One needs to create a safe and loving classroom that allows students to be comfortable to challenge themselves to meet the high learning expectations. My students have the ability. They just need to find it within themselves, to become lifelong learners.

My Project

Our scholars are growing up in an extraordinary world. There are so many amazing individuals across various ethnicities, careers, genders, and more that have helped to shape the world that we live in today. I wrote this project, to add books to my classroom library that will inspire my scholars to find the leader in themselves and change the world!

Learning about real people gives real-life connections to the world that our scholars live in.

I am requesting "The Ordinary People Who Change the World" biography books which will help motivate my scholars to learn more about the people who have stood out and changed the world. Students will be able to read and share with other students and their parents, the stories of the ordinary people that succeeded at extraordinary successes, no matter what their path held, they were determined and that determination helped them change the world.

I want to give that hope and inspiration to our scholars that they too have the strength, determination, and power to change our world.

Mrs. McCarthy
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ordinary People Change The World: 22-Book Set • Amazon Business $234.34 1 $234.34
I am Muhammad Ali (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
I am Dolly Parton (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
I am Malala Yousafzai (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
I am Frida Kahlo (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I am Oprah Winfrey (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90

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