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Ms. Treptow from Reedsburg WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Diversity, Kindness and Relationships with Picture Books

Help me give my students access to books that open their eyes to the world around them and the ability to discuss the importance of diversity, kindness and relationships.

  • $436 goal

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My Students

I am a Reading Interventionist in a Title I school with pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade in Wisconsin. I work with 30 students who need additional support in order to strengthen their current reading skills. My students are currently performing below grade level, and require intensive instruction based on their individual needs and learning styles. Our school is made up of students from different socio-economic backgrounds in a rural community. In our district, more than half of the population participates in the free and reduced lunch program and has a free universal breakfast program for all students.

My students have a wide range of needs and backgrounds, and we work each day to embrace our similarities and differences.

Despite the many obstacles they face at such young ages they still come to school every day ready to learn. Within my classroom, I strive to teach students what it means to be kind and respectful of one another and our differences. Picture books provide the opportunity to learn and respect different cultures and places in the world that are different than our rural midwest town.

My Project

In our ever-changing world, students need to hear messages of diversity and kindness. They deserve a window into life around the world for kids who look like them and share similar backgrounds. ALL students need to know they are not alone, and that they can overcome any obstacle that comes their way.

Books provide us with a chance to get a birds-eye view other cultures, traditions, and meet characters who are alike or different from each of us.

I plan to utilize these books in an effort to encourage conversations with my students that promote respect, kindness, and inclusion of those within our community, as well as distant lands. These texts will be well-used and loved with my students, and many more in the years to come.

Ms. Treptow
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Be a Friend • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
A Year Full of Stories: 52 classic stories from all around the world • Amazon Business $15.22 1 $15.22
The Name Jar (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges • Amazon Business $14.55 1 $14.55
Sticks • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
The Wall: A Timeless Tale (Happy Fox Books) A Children's Picture Book About the Benefits of Diversity, How We Thrive When We Work Together, and the Damage That Can Be Done by Barriers Between Us • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Come With Me • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
If You Plant a Seed • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29

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