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Mrs. Chumley from Ball LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Literature to Life!

My students need reliable resources to fully grasp our rigorous learning standards. Every one of these books will be utilized to dive into the state's toughest standards and bring them to life using visual examples! We need these popular titles: Saturdays and Teacakes, Two Bad Ants, and the Great Kapok Tree.

  • $597 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have a passion for reading and learning. Most of them come from low-income families and are raised by family members. For these students, school has become a safe haven for them. Our classroom is our family and I take pride in creating a unique learning experience! I continually reinforce good reading habits and promote accelerated reading, a reading program used in our district. The majority of our kids crave stability so our reading programs help in this process.

My Project

As educators, we struggle to find engaging resources to captivate our students and keep their attention. In this technology-driven society, students lose interest in books. I try to incorporate literature into our classroom on a daily basis, but struggle to meet the needs of our state standards because a lack of resources. By incorporating these read aloud books, students can see their education come to life! Instead of talking about examples, I can show them examples using colorful, meaningful literature to bridge the gap. I teach in a low-income school so these students lack the real world experiences that most 8-9 year olds experience. I know that by incorporating these books, learning will be more fun for my students!

"Pinduli" by Janell Cannon will be used to describe characters, character traits, and emotions, as well as explore adjectives!

In this society where people fail to regularly communicate with their mouths, these skills are vital to the development of these young, impressionable minds. Children have to learn how to talk about these tough topics in order to deal with their emotions. With all of the current tragedies surrounding schools, the movement for positivity has to start with us.

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

This project will reach 23 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $20.58 1 $20.58
The Year Of The Perfect Christmas Tree (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $15.92 1 $15.92
Pinduli (ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards) • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.80 1 $14.80
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $14.63 1 $14.63
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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