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Mrs. Ringer from Everett WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Representation Matters

Help me give my students a better classroom library. Over the last 2 years of teaching, I've noticed that I need to do a better job of having books that represent all my students.

  • $385 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 9 -10 years old who have a love for school. Each day they are becoming scientists, explorers, mathematicians, readers, and learning how to navigate in the world inside and outside of school. My students are becoming a united front and each and every day we work towards fostering an inclusive community in our room.

We all come from a mix of backgrounds and we use that to help build our learning and understanding for each other.

We are fourth graders learning from all different stages. We try our best to succeed but know we need accountability partners to help us when we get stuck.

My Project

This will be my third year in the classroom and I've noticed that I need more books that represent all my students. Books make a huge impact on our students' lives and if we don't have books that show them in all kinds of roles, we're doing a disservice. I want my students to be represented in all the books I encourage them to read, if I don't, I'm doing them a disservice and not being the best teacher I can be. These books will be used for read-alouds and for students to check out and read during their IDR time. They will also be used to replace outdated books I currently have. Books are expensive and I've been able to slowly change them out over the last few years, but this project will help me switch out over 20 books and make a bigger impact in our classroom library.

Mrs. Ringer
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Our Favorite Day of the Year • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
My Footprints • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Big Bed • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Ho'onani: Hula Warrior • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Paper Kingdom • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
A Night Out with Mama • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
New Kid • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Shai & Emmie Star in To the Rescue! (A Shai & Emmie Story) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Shai & Emmie Star in Dancy Pants! (A Shai & Emmie Story) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Haunted Howl (Key Hunters #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Spy's Secret (Key Hunters #2), Volume 2 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$269.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$326.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.65

Total project goal

$384.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$384.36

1 Donor

-$384.36

Donations toward project cost

-$326.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.65

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$0.00

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