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

Don't Overlook the Power of a Quality Book

My students need quality literature in an array of genres like: poetry, non-fiction, fiction and diverse books that will support them in their reading comprehension and will help them be a successful student.

  • $446 goal

This project expired on September 8, 2018.

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My Students

The students in my class are eager to learn. They strive everyday to be the best students they can be. Often times the students that come through my classroom are kiddos that don't have a lot of support from their family and need a lot of love. My students love to dance and be silly (there hasn't been a day they don't make me laugh) but they also love learning and suck in information like sponge. I love that I can come to class each day knowing that they are happy to see me!

These kids have goals and aspirations they think about and try to achieve every day.

These kiddos are going places, they just need help getting there!

My Project

A large part of language acquisition and comprehension involves reading stories a loud. The University of Kansas conducted a study that stated that, "...parents on welfare spoke about 620 words to their children in an average hour compared with 2,150 words an hour spoken by parents with professional jobs. By age 3, the children with professional parents had heard 30 million more words than the children whose parents were on welfare." Unfortunately, many of the students in my classroom fall into the welfare category and lack both the drive and the resources to become the great readers I know they can be.

The books I have requested are rich with vocabulary resulting in better writing, language and even math.

These books will be used to teach specific comprehension strategies; strategies that will be used for the rest of their life. Through the use of these books I will help my students gain an appreciation for quality literature and reading in general. These books will take my students to new places, help them to understand the world around them a little better and teach them how to laugh and enjoy reading.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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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 $24.95 1 $24.95
The Year Of The Perfect Christmas Tree (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $15.62 1 $15.62
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
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 Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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