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Ms. Smith from Federal Way WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Robust Readers Rule!

Help me give my students whisper phones and high quality multicultural books such as Viva Frida and Miami Gets It Straight.

  • $200 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come from different socio-economic backgrounds. Several speak languages other than English as their first language. Some of them have one or more adverse childhood experiences that are impacting their lives. Nevertheless, my students are an energetic community hungry for knowledge and learning. They are itching to learn new subjects and skills. My students are learning about the world around them and how they fit into it and they love being scientists in their own right.

My students come from an ethnically and culturally diverse urban city and attend a low-income school in Washington State.

My Project

Our classroom library is geared toward beginning readers who are learning how to decode. I have slowly created a classroom library to meet the needs of these readers.

We need books for students who are reading for understanding.

These books need to be more reflective of our classroom and or our school. I want my students to celebrate their similarities instead of focusing primarily on their differences. Our class also needs to develop a sense of respect and acceptance for those who look, act, and sound different from themselves.

We also need Whisper Phones so that when I am meeting with small groups of students, they can hear themselves reading without getting distracted by their neighbors.

Ms. Smith
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harebrain HB-WPE12 Whisper Phone Element (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $59.87 1 $59.87
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Everybody Cooks Rice (Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
Frankly, Frannie • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.92 1 $4.92
Miami Jackson Makes the Play (A Stepping Stone Book) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Miami Gets It Straight (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78

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