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Mrs. Hepner from Greenville SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!

Help me give my students engaging picture books to add to our beautiful library collection! They will spark a love of reading and learning in my students!

  • $459 goal

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My Students

I am a fifth-grade teacher at a Title I school in South Carolina where "every student counts and every moment matters." Our students come from low-income families where 100% receive free breakfast and lunch.

Even though they face many hardships outside of the classroom, my students come in eager to learn and take on new challenges.

There are so many learning opportunities to be done in the classroom, but sometimes they do not have all the resources to make that happen. This is where we need your help!

We are so grateful of your interest in our classroom. I sincerely thank you.

My Project

Picture books are critical!

They help children to better understand themselves and the world around them.

They offer comfort during hard times and make students burst into laughter during happier times. They encourage conversations between children with their peers and children with adults. They allow students to use critical thinking skills with their imagination to predict what will happen next. Picture books also help build vocabulary and self-confidence. Picture books help develop a child's love of reading early to build a lifetime love of reading, writing, and learning. These engaging picture books will also tie in to what we are learning in social studies, science, and math. Please consider helping my students become exposed to more books!

Mrs. Hepner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Genius!: The most astonishing inventions of all time • Amazon Business $19.77 1 $19.77
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $16.84 1 $16.84
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive! • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
A Tiger Called Tomás • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Winnie's Great War • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Keeping Quilt • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $4.52 1 $4.52

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