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Mrs. Freeman from Ashland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wonder Wednesdays

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn empathy and tolerance through literature.

  • $533 goal

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My Students

Kindergarten is THE BEST grade to teach because each child is a "blank slate." Kinder kids are always curious and love to learn about new concepts. They ask many questions and it is so intriguing to watch them process the answers you give! I have had so many amazing classroom discussions over the year with my kiddos! We have talked about anything from how to change a tire, to whether or not a snake can fly! There's never a dull moment that's for sure!

My Project

Some of those conversations I have had over the years have been harder than others. Those little minds slowly begin to realize that not everyone is exactly the same. Some children are more accepting to this idea, while others unfortunately think poorly of themselves or others. I want to change that. I want each and every student in my class to feel empowered! I want them to embrace what makes them unique and to not be afraid to show it to others. My hope is that this will then help to form a strong sense of empathy and understanding to those around them as well.

This is why I want to create WONDER WEDNESDAYS!

This idea stems from the movie "Wonder," and we will take time every Wednesday morning for a read aloud and class discussion about what makes us unique. I researched books that discuss some hard topics for kinders to understand such as family dynamics, ethnic differences, disabilities, and more. By teaching tolerance and understanding, we can create students who develop strong communication and teamwork skills that ensure a strong classroom environment and support system. Please take a look at the list of books I have found and see if you would be interested in donating one (or funds) to assist in making this project become a reality!

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

This project will reach 24 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I'm Like You, You're Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Meet Maya Cat: A story about acceptance. • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Sometimes I Get the Wiggles -- Be an Epilepsy Seizure Hero! • Amazon Business $16.94 1 $16.94
Snippets: A story about paper shapes • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Roxy the Raccoon: A Story to Help Children Learn about Disability and Inclusion (Truth & Tails Children's Books) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Even Superheroes Get Diabetes (Insulin Comics) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Gracie's Ears • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Part Of The Rainbow: (Children's books about Diversity/Equality/Discrimination/Acceptance/Prejudice Picture Books, Preschool Books, Ages 3 5, Ages 6 ... Kindergarten Books, Ages 4 8) (Mindful Mia) • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
DK Braille: Counting • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Black Book of Colors • Amazon Business $14.14 1 $14.14
I'm Still Me, Cant You See? Diabetes Won't Stop Me • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families (Let's Talk about You and Me) • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Families, Families, Families! • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Taking Seizure Disorders to School: A Story About Epilepsy (Special Kids in School) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Taking Diabetes to School (Special Kids in Schools Series) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
The Families of our Neighborhood: A children's book about a diverse neighborhood • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Perfect As You Are: Understanding & Accepting Children with Disabilities • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Friend Like Simon - Autism / ASD (Moonbeam childrens book award winner 2009) - Special Stories Series 2 (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Milo's Day At School • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
El Deafo • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
The Family Book • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Some Kids Are Deaf: A 4D Book (Understanding Differences) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
My Strong Sister • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
A Rainbow of Friends • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Two Homes • Amazon Business $4.31 1 $4.31

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