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Mrs. Drake from Smithfield VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Same Sun Here

My students need the book Same Sun Here, so that we may read it as a class.

  • $231 goal

This project expired on July 14, 2018.

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My Students

I am a first-year teacher working with about 75 8th graders. We are from a rural area and the majority of my students come from low-income families. As with most teenagers, my students struggle with empathy and encouraging one another. I want them to learn the value of friendship and the importance of a kind word or warm smile. As an educator, I want nothing more than to see my students build each other up and learn to be amazing young people that will do good in this world.

My Project

I have noticed in my short time as an educator, a severe lack of empathy in our society today, and one of the main reasons I wanted to become a teacher is because I care about the world I live in and want to see it improve. My primary goal as a teacher is not just to teach English; I hope to teach my students how to think for themselves, how to stand up for what they believe in, and most importantly, how to treat others. I want them to understand tolerance and respect for all types of people, especially those that are different.

I hope my students learn what a simile is and how to properly cite a source, but even more so, I want them to grow up to be amazing adults that care about others and want to make a difference.

This is why I am asking for a class set of the novel, Same Sun Here. It is a beautiful story about the importance of friendship and teaches us that no matter our backgrounds, we are all living under the same sun.

Mrs. Drake
Grades 6-8

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Same Sun Here • Amazon Business $6.54 25 $163.50

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