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Ms. Arnold from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Uniquely Different, Differently Unique!

My students need books and materials that teach about kindness, friendship, uniqueness and differences, and acceptance.

  • $633 goal

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My Students

My 2nd graders attend a collaborative, diverse, and creative public school in Brooklyn, NY. We teach our students to be intellectually curious learners, socially responsible citizens, and dynamic problem solvers.

I want my students to become socially responsible, civic-minded, respectful, culturally aware, and open-minded, flexible thinkers.

Part of being socially and civically responsible citizens is understanding the history, culture, language, art, and traditions of other cultures by which they're surrounded, and by gaining an appreciation for different art forms, languages, historical events, and types of expression. I am also teaching them to be responsible citizens and students, kind human beings, and all-around fantastic "bucket fillers"!

My Project

These books and materials will provide my students with resources for understanding differences, exploring different cultures, and becoming kind, respectful citizens of the world.

I want my students to learn and understand that what makes us different makes us unique and special.

I hope to use these books in conjunction with our school's new character education curriculum; I would like for each month of the school year to focus on a different "pillar" or value, and my students will use these materials to explore those values. Read-alouds, art activities, and community services projects will allow my students to gain a deeper appreciation for our community and our world.

Ms. Arnold
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 24 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creativity Street, Collage Kit • Amazon Business $46.38 1 $46.38
Be Kind • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Carson Dellosa Kid-Drawn Emotions Bulletin Board Set (3250) • Amazon Business $16.85 1 $16.85
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
In Our Mothers' House • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
I Am Jazz • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
E. B. White Box Set: Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Line • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Stella Brings the Family • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Creative Hands Paper Shapes Boy & Girl Craft Supply (24 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.73 2 $13.46
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
My Princess Boy • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress • Amazon Business $12.51 1 $12.51
10,000 Dresses • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Jacob's New Dress • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
The Missing Piece • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
The Map of Good Memories • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Lucy's Light • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Where Oliver Fits • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
That Is Not a Good Idea! • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Not Every Princess • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Daddy, Papa, and Me • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Mommy, Mama, and Me • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41
School Smarts "It's Okay to Be Different" an Inspirational Poster Packed with Positive Messages to Motivate Children & Adults, a Powerful Teaching Tool • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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