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Mrs. Dalisky from Silverton OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our Love Of Literature Through Book-A-Day

My students need a variety of high quality picture books in different genres that will help us build classroom community, instill a positive growth mindset and spark a creative outlet for their imagination.

  • $701 goal

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My Students

To have a parent help with homework, a warm meal on the table and clean clothes to wear to school are things that many of my students only dream of. The students are changing at my school. I once had a classroom full of students who had every advantage in life. Now, over fifty percent are on free or reduced price lunch.

No matter what baggage students walk through my door with, they find a place where everyone matters, everyone has value and everyone has something to offer.

Our classroom is built on respect and a love of learning.

Despite the many difficulties they face, my students see school as a safe place; a place where they know they are loved and cared for. My students are eager to learn, want to do well and are highly motivated by technology and each other.

My Project

Creating readers is one of the greatest things I can give my students. One of the best way to do this is exposure to great literature. I have set aside time each morning for my students to listen to picture books in an effort to read a Book-a-Day, but we are in need of more books.

Picture books not only take my students to a world beyond our classroom, but they help to build their character.

Quality picture books can lead to powerful classroom discussions and play an important part in shaping our classroom community. The books I have selected will help my students to do this. They can explore people and themes that will help build empathy, teach them life lessons and open their eyes to what is possible when they dream big and work hard.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus • Amazon Business $15.66 1 $15.66
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
The Snail and the Whale • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Flight School • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
The Good Little Book • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Maddi's Fridge • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
The Darkest Dark • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White (Ala Notable Children's Books. All Ages) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Windows • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
7 Ate 9 • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Great, Now We've Got Barbarians! • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Nerdy Birdy Tweets • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Blizzard • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Life • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Catawampus Cat • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Highest Mountain of Books in the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Come With Me • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Rules of the House • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
BE QUIET! • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
A Different Pond • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
The Oak Inside the Acorn • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
Blackout • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Most People • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Oskar and the Eight Blessings • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
They All Saw a Cat • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
La La La: A Story of Hope • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Groundhog Day! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
So Far from the Sea • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-be • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
Train to Somewhere • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07
When Jessie Came Across the Sea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Great Thanksgiving Escape • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44

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