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Mrs. Padgett from Cape Carteret NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Around the World

Help me give my students exposure to cultural diversity and awareness through the use of picture books.

  • $270 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a PreK- 5th school with a unique environment. It is located between two military bases, and this directly impacts our diverse population. The school is also located on the edge of the mainland in a coastal community. Some of our students travel a high-rise bridge each day, while others live deeper inland.

Many of our local families have a deep connection to the school as well, as it was where they attended, and where their parents attended.

My Project

Learning through picture books is not a new concept, but it can be overwhelming when there are so many books from which to choose. However, when you have book studies that cover your standards through carefully chosen books highlighting diversity and cultural awareness, you have arrived in teacher reading heaven.

Pairing the books with the studies, I will be able to use them not only to cover expected reading standards, but also to give my children insight to people and places different from them.

This will give my students an opportunity to explore and appreciate differences in other cultures and countries.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $15.85 1 $15.85
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$182.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$229.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.48

Total project goal

$269.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$269.88

4 Donors

-$169.88

Donations toward project cost

-$144.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.48

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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