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Ms. Sydney from Star City AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to GROW

Help me give my students a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books that teach not only of their cultures but of other cultures and beliefs.

  • $369 goal

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My Students

This is my first year of teaching and I want to provide the students with the best learning opportunities I can. I teach at a school district where many students are from low income families. There are many different ethnicity and cultural groups represented. Almost all students qualify for free or reduced price lunches. I need help in providing supplies for my students that help promote diversity.

Please help me with some needed supplies to help teach my future students about the different cultures around them.

I hope to instill a love of reading in these children and I need more books in order to do this.

My Project

The school in which I teach is located in a very small town. Students do not have much exposure to different ways of living. I want students to be able to learn about other cultures and traditions. I want students to know that we are all different, but that it is okay. We need to learn about other traditions and beliefs and respect them.

I am requesting a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books to teach many cultures to students who might not otherwise be exposed.

Our titles include The Legend of Old Befana, The Polar Bear Son, Trombone Shorty, The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree and many more. I want my students to have the ability to travel the world through books. The best way I know to do this is through the books I have selected to share with them. We do not have textbooks at our school, so I am relying on these books to be the main resource for our lessons. I believe students deserve to be exposed to places and cultures that are beyond the boundaries of our small town.

Ms. Sydney
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
The Raft • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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