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Mrs. Greengold from Kyle TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bluebonnets: Not Just Beautiful Flowers but Beautiful Books

Help me give my students Texas Bluebonnet Books so they can read and vote at next year's Library Conference.

  • $270 goal

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My Students

My students are collaborative learners focusing on an integrated program that brings together science, technology, engineering, art, and math while also showcasing avid readers and historians. My students are creative and analytical; they are problem seekers and problem solvers; they are leaders but also collaborators. My students have a wide range of strengths and weaknesses and they use one anothers' strengths to build upon areas they need to improve upon.

Each child in my classroom had elected to be a part​ of this program and come ready and eager to learn.

They face challenges, they push them beyond their comfort zone asking them to see beyond themselves. Instead, they focus on solving a real-world problem. In my classroom, students are applying their learning to the real world, pushing them to see beyond the classroom into the community and world they live in.

My Project

Every year the students in my class anxiously await the release of the Bluebonnet Books Master List so they can read the selected imaginative and diverse stories presenting at the Texas Book Festival. Students who read at least five of these books are allowed to vote for their favorite in a nationwide contest and they can’t wait to learn if their favorite wins.

In my class, the students take it a step further and present their top 5 Bluebonnet Books in imaginative projects.

These projects range from traditional poster board presentations, to podcasts, to mobiles, to wherever their imagination takes them. Last year we had a 3D cake, where each slice represented their favorite 5 books; we had a graphic novel review representation of each book; and many other wonderful projects. The projects demonstrate their understanding of summary, persuasive text, and their ability to present information.

But first we need the books. Having a class set of these books in the classroom will give my students access to these wonderful books and allow them to participate not only in the national voting but our classroom Bluebonnet Project as well.

Mrs. Greengold
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Stay • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Bridge Home • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
They Call Me Gxfcero: A Border Kid's Poems • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
A Wolf Called Wander • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
If I Built a School • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #1 • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Caterpillar Summer • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Charlie Hernxe1ndez & the League of Shadows (1) • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Rhino in Right Field • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
From an Idea to Disney: How Imagination Built a World of Magic • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nightbooks • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet (1) (Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor) • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89

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