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Mrs. Solis from Minneapolis MN is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Read Aloud to Build Classroom Community Spirit

Help me give my students amazing, inspirational picture books that will lift our spirits, make us proud to be ourselves and strengthen our community.

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are amazing! They come with tenacity, creativity, and a wide variety of experiences and gifts. We work hard every day as scholars, artists, critical thinkers, and friends. Together we imagine new possibilities for our community, our country, and the world.

At our school, 96% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and 92% of the students are students of color.

My students have come from many different parts of the world including Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Ethiopia, Somalia, and the United States. The majority of my students are learning English as a second or third language.

My students are the engineers, pilots, dentists, poets, and architects of the future. These students have the capacity to achieve greatness.

My Project

Every morning I read a picture book to my students. My students thrive on our daily read aloud--it helps us build our literacy skills, social emotional skills and gives us strong, collective experiences. These picture books will give my students an outlet for their imaginations, feelings and satisfy our need for normalcy.

The 2021-2022 school year has been eventful and challenging.

My students have experienced so much and, yet, every day they show me how resilient they are.

There are so many amazing books in this project, such as: "The 1619 Project," "Stacey's Extraordinary Words," and "We Are Water Protectors."

These are books that we need in our classroom. Students will be able to see themselves represented and put themselves in other's shoes as they listen to these books. My students will be inspired, engaged and positively impacted.

Mrs. Solis
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Acrobat Family • Moon Palace Books $23.95 1 $23.95
Stacey's Extraordinary Words • Moon Palace Books $19.99 1 $19.99
Niki NakayamaA Chef's Tale in 13 Bites • Moon Palace Books $18.99 1 $18.99
In the Spirit of a Dream13 Stories of American Immigrants of Color • Moon Palace Books $18.99 1 $18.99
The 1619 Project • Moon Palace Books $18.99 1 $18.99
Something Good • Moon Palace Books $18.99 1 $18.99
Sweet People Are Everywhere (Children Around the World Books, Diversity Books) • Moon Palace Books $18.99 1 $18.99
Who Are Your People? • Moon Palace Books $18.99 1 $18.99
Zonia's Rain Forest • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
My Two Border Towns • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
The Princess and the Pony • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Everybody in the Red Brick Building • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
It Fell from the Sky • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Room for Everyone • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Chez Bob • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
We Are Water Protectors • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
What Are Your Words? • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Playing at the BorderA Story of Yo-Yo Ma • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Right Now!Real Kids Speaking Up for Change • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Ten Ways to Hear Snow • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Amy Wu and the Perfect BaoAmy Wu • Moon Palace Books $17.99 1 $17.99
THAOA Picture Book • Moon Palace Books $17.95 1 $17.95
We Move Together • Moon Palace Books $16.00 1 $16.00

Materials cost

$425.70

Vendor shipping charges

$20.00

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.07

Total project goal

$567.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.16

2 Donors

-$282.70

Donations toward project cost

-$241.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.91

match offer

-$282.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$240.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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