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Mrs. Sunderman from Cincinnati OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need one picture book a day for an entire school year.

  • $453 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“Read alouds are an irresistible invitation to welcome children into the exciting world of literacy. During a read a loud, students are enveloped in a risk-free learning environment that removes the pressure of achievement, allowing the freedom to wonder, question, and enjoy material.”

My students are very enthusiastic readers.

I can say this now after two quarters of school, but I was not so sure this would be the case when we started. I started the year sharing my love of reading with the kids. Many jumped on board, but others were reluctant until they realized the endless possibilities with reading.

I discussed my Classroom Book a Day challenge to them at the end of the first quarter to see what the response would be with 6th graders. I was thrilled with the excitement students expressed.

My Project

Picture books deserve a place in a middle school classroom. They offer students an ability to learn language, word choice, ask questions, make inferences, become aware of oneself and so much more. All of this and more can help students in a non-threatening way through the use of picture books.

Your donation to my project will build classroom community and curiosity with my middle school students.

I'm looking forward to students using picture books to help them in so many facets of literacy, as well as, life in general. Through some readings, I've found that student behavior improves through the use of picture books and a love of literature. I'm always looking for ways to encourage reading in the classroom and a book-a-day will do just that.

Picture books, according to some English language arts experts, provide excellent opportunities to teach higher-level skills while still providing an engaging experience for older students who might think they don’t like to read. Many picture books are quite complex.

Mrs. Sunderman
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 110 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Journey Trilogy • Amazon Business $32.44 1 $32.44
They All Saw a Cat • Amazon Business $9.33 2 $18.66
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $18.28 1 $18.28
Imagine a Day • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
One Cool Friend • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Exclamation Mark • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Be a Friend • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Creepy Carrots! • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Beautiful • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Flotsam • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
One • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Wolf in the Snow • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
That Neighbor Kid • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Blizzard • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Creepy Pair of Underwear! • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Happy Dreamer • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
BE QUIET! • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Hello, My Name Is Octicorn • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Wild About Us! • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
The Wonder • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07

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