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Mrs. Barber from Salem UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

#Classroombookaday for Special Education Reading

Help me give my students great pictures books to study theme and build background knowledge.

  • $626 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are resilient and determined. Many of them have challenges such as learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, and mental health challenges. Several of my students have experienced trauma that affects their lives on a daily basis.

Despite challenges, my students continue to come to school each day and keep trying.

They often show kindness and compassion to those that are different from them.

My junior high is located in central Utah. We are in a small town that is rapidly growing. Fishing, hunting, biking and Fortnite are popular activities. Many of my students don’t read much outside of school but are working to discover their reading identities.

My Project

I plan to use these picture books in my junior high special education English and reading classes for #classroombookaday. We will explore theme and they will have a chance to build background knowledge about the world around them.

Picture books will give my students access to lots of different ideas and help them build identity and empathy.

Already this year, my students have experienced what Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop calls books as "windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors." They have seen themselves represented in books as mirrors and have glimpsed into the lives of others through books as windows.

Living in rural Utah, my students don’t experience a lot of diversity so these books will help them do that. After their independent reading each day, I take 5-10 minutes to share one of these books before we move into small group instruction. I’m excited to continue sharing books throughout the school year.

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
When We Were Alone • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Remember Balloons • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider--The Story of E. B. White • Amazon Business $17.03 1 $17.03
Never Satisfied: The Story of The Stonecutter • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Day War Came • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
King for a Day • Amazon Business $16.74 1 $16.74
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Dress and the Girl • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Stuff of Stars • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Albie Newton • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
You Hold Me Up • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Horrible Bear! • Amazon Business $14.63 1 $14.63
Leave Me Alone! • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Saturday Is Swimming Day • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
One Wave at a Time: A Story about Grief and Healing • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
Potato Pants! • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Very Last Castle • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Imagine • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Wordy Birdy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Let Me Finish! • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Rot, the Cutest in the World! • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
I Love Lemonade • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
Nerdy Birdy Tweets • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45

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