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Ms. Harrold from Chattanooga TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology and Literacy!

Help me give my students some amazing books with children that look like them, some fun STEM activities; as well as headphones that will allow us to use technology in the classroom.

  • $593 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school in Tennessee where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of my students receive backpack food on the weekend, and participate in our after-school tutoring program. Some of the time, I find that it is difficult for some of my kiddos to just sit down. Can you really blame them? It is hard for me as an adult to sit still for 6 hours in a day...I like to move around to get my mind working and be successful.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best.

They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day. I love seeing the excitement on their faces while they are learning. Students will have the autonomy to select the best seating that works for them on any particular day depending on the work they are doing. I believe their comfort and the opportunity for mobility will allow them to be more focused in their academic responsibilities.

My Project

We need a class set of headphones! We use our Chromebooks once a day for either stations or additional practice and headphones are a necessity! Not only do we not have enough headphones for our entire class, but about half the headphones we do have do not work. It is an immense inconvenience and often times a huge distraction for my students when they are not on their Chromebooks but others are. My students benefit from having different activities read aloud to them through their Chromebook, so it is imperative to everyone's learning (and sanity) that we get a class set of up-to-date and working headphones.

My students live in an underserved community and have little access to books beyond school.

During school hours, it is very important for me to set aside time for them to read each day. That being said, it is equally important that they see themselves represented in the books they have access to. These books will be used by the students and myself.

Almost every book listed features a main character of color and/or a woman and promotes social justice and activism.

Ms. Harrold
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AVID FV 060 headphones • CDW-G $7.89 10 $78.90
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD121 - Survive the Quake Engineering Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Hello, My Name Is Josie Mae Bricker • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
I'm A Brilliant Little Black Boy! (The BBoy Collection / The I'm A Boy Collection) • Amazon Business $17.92 1 $17.92
Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide (The Coin Slot Chronicles) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Brown Boy Joy • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
If Rapunzel were Rachelle • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
What If Everybody Thought That? • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Rapunzel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I AM... Positive Affirmations for Brown Boys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dad, Who Will I Be? • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I AM... Positive Affirmations for Brown Girls • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Big Monty and the Cyborg Substitute (The Big Monty Series) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Big Monty and the Lunatic Lunch Lady • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Will Be Fierce • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Brown Boy Brown Boy What Can You Be? • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Emi's Curly Coily, Cotton Candy Hair • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Marvelous Me: Inside and Out (All about Me) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Riley Can Be Anything • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
When God Made You • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case (Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers) • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Miami Gets It Straight (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78
Daddy Calls Me Man (Richard Jackson Books (Orchard)) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69

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