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Ms. Gross from Harrisville MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Windows/Doors: Books That Allow Students To See Themselves and Others

My students need books that offer them both windows and doors into their lives and the lives of others to help spark the love of lifetime reading.

  • $650 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a newer teacher in a rural low-income/high poverty school district, I am working to support and motivate my students to achieve great things. Despite the challenges they face, both in and out of the classroom, they are eager to learn. Nothing excites me more as a teacher than to see the excitement in a students eyes when they share their favorite characters, stories and books with me.

My students are creative, active and curious.

I love how no matter the circumstances they always see the bright side of things and believe in the magic of learning.

My Project

Current research shows the importance of offering relevant up to date books for students to choose from that allow them identify with. As a new teacher, I want to be able to offer those opportunities for my students, and with the current level of books in my classroom, I do not believe that I offer as many windows and doors that I should. Working in a school district that has many high poverty/low-income students, I know that books can be a wonderful outlet for my students to escape and explore. I want to be able to have a thriving, up to date library that helps foster life long readers in all of my students.

Many people can remember books that changed their lives, books that they remember as their favorite books.

With this project my goal is that by expanding my classroom library with up to date books that offer both windows and doors into students lives, and of others, that I may be lucky enough to have a student find the book that changes their life.

Ms. Gross
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 27 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Serafina Boxed Set [3-Book Hardcover Boxed Set] • Amazon Business $30.72 1 $30.72
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Lions & Liars • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Bowwow Powwow • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
The Science of Breakable Things • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Ocean Meets Sky • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
The Friendship Experiment • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Way to Bea • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
My Pen • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Crossing Ebenezer Creek • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Finding Perfect • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Paper Things • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
A Boy Called Bat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Unbound • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Spirit Hunters • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Better Nate Than Ever • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Listen, Slowly • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Just My Luck • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Okay for Now • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Seventh Wish • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Some Kind of Happiness • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Beautiful Blue World • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Hold Fast • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Someday Birds • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Boy on the Porch • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Posted • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31

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