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Ms. Whitley from Wilmington NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supporting Literacy Through Building My Diverse Student Library

Help me give my students a diverse, inclusive, age appropriate library that they will love!

  • $700 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are aged three to six. They come from all over New Hanover and Brunswick County from many walks of life. As a Montessori Charter school I am dependent on fundraisers and donations for most of our supplies.

The students come into school everyday ready to learn with giant smiles on their little faces.

During this developmental stage the children have minds that absorb everything and anything around them. They bring me great joy and hope for the future of our world.

My Project

Having a library with developmentally appropriate books that also expose children to diversity and positive self-image will allow my students to develop a lifelong love of reading as well as a loving understanding of humanity.

As a pre-K and kindergarten teacher I understand the need to have books that inspire, are inclusive, and engage these young minds.

Having a boombox and headphones for story books with CDs will also aid in building literacy skills.

The children already love reading to our classroom bunny, and soon they will have many more options to read to him! Thank you for your support.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chroma Chromacryl Acrylic Essentials - 1/2 Gallon - Set of 6 • Amazon Business $87.23 1 $87.23
Guided Reading Collection: Kindergarten Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $73.70 1 $73.70
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
The Atlas Obscura Explorers Guide for the Worlds Most Adventurous Kid • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Sky Color (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
Inky's Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Worry Says What? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Because I Had a Teacher • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Crayons' Book of Colors • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Octopus Escapes Again! • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
The Crayons' Book of Numbers • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
A Rainbow of My Own • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wonky Donkey • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58

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