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Mrs. Zimmerman from New Britain CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Have Meaning To All

Help me give my students new picture books that help teach valuable life lessons!

  • $238 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an urban school district were most of my students come from a low income family. Unfortunately, many people put stereotypes on the students. But I have learned that there is no greater joy than being a teacher here.

This will be my fifth year teaching and I have learned that my students have such great potential.

I believe that my students deserve the absolute best education possible, no matter where they live, and my goal is to give it to them. These students come to me eager to learn and wanting to know more. While the curriculum may be tough, I know they are always ready for the challenge.

My Project

Last school year, I began implementing picture books into our morning meeting time after advice from a fellow teacher. I quickly learned just how much my upper elementary students loved to hear these read aloud to them. I learned quickly how deep the conversations could become when students related these book lessons to their real lives. I learned quickly how "Book Wednesday" would become one of their favorite days.

Picture books are a perfect way to get real life discussions going in the classroom.

These books are ones I have researched to have great morals and lessons. I am making sure to have a diverse range of books in our classroom library so all students feel connected to the characters.

Mrs. Zimmerman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rot, the Cutest in the World! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Stuck • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
A Normal Pig • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Say Something • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Angry Cookie • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Pig the Pug • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38

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