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Ms. Wulfkuhle from Turners Falls MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need More Diverse Read Aloud Books!

Help me give my students access to diverse read aloud texts that reflect their and others' lives.

  • $547 goal

This project expired on May 10, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with kindergarten and first grade English language learners from Mexico, Guatemala, and Moldova. They are at different stages of language development, from beginning to more intermediate. My students are good-natured and good friends, excited about learning, and respected members of their classrooms. Our school is a small, supportive elementary school with preschool through first grade in a mill town in Massachusetts.

My students love reading stories together, learning about the world around us, and engaging in discussion and writing.

My Project

Our school is working on building a diverse books read aloud collection. We are using Teaching Tolerance's Social Justice Standards to explore issues of identity, diversity, justice, and action and need new beautiful read aloud books to support this project. These new read aloud books are beautifully illustrated and reflect a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Students will see themselves and their experiences reflected in these texts, as well as develop curiosity about and empathy for others' experiences.

Teachers in our building, from preschool through first grade, will be able to select these texts to support and broaden their teaching. “When kids grow up not seeing themselves in books they grow up feeling like they don’t matter,” noted Eric Smith. Help us build a collection in which we show kids they matter.

Ms. Wulfkuhle
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Big Mooncake for Little Star • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Weslandia • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Around the World in a Bathtub: Bathing All Over the Globe • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $15.62 1 $15.62
A Boy and a Jaguar • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $15.27 1 $15.27
What If... • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
They Say Blue • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
I'm Mixed! • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
Why Am I Me? • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
'Twas Nochebuena • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
How to Be a Lion • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Boy & the Bindi • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
The Long and the Short of It: A Tale About Hair • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Lorraine • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
My Nana and Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tough!: A Story about How to Stop Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Weird!: A Story About Dealing with Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dare! (The Weird! Series) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
I'm Like You, You're Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Ugly Vegetables • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00

Materials cost

$428.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$464.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.99

Total project goal

$546.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$546.59

15 Donors

-$453.82

Donations toward project cost

-$385.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.06

match offer

-$92.77

Match offer toward project cost

-$78.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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