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Mrs. Jacobs from Pekin IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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For the Love of Books

Help me give my students books that will bring them real joy and a love for reading!

  • $475 goal

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My Project

I recently got some professional development that was very inspiring! Not once did the presenter state the 52 standards we could cover while teaching the picture books she was sharing with all 400 of us. The auditorium was so quite you could actually hear a pin drop with many of her books. The anticipation was high! Other times it seemed that every teacher in the room was laughing at one of her great books.

That day I was reminded that little kids just LOVE to be read to and it can be just for the LOVE of a great book.

We are so busy teaching standard after standard all day long and sometimes I, too, believe that we lose sight of just really enjoying our time together through an amazing story. The presenter spoke a lot about creating a loving culture through books. To be honest, there are some pretty tricky kids out there, and sometimes we all just need to stop and have a good time together. Will you help us to do that with these tremendous picture books? I really hope you will and so do all 25 of my kids.

Mrs. Jacobs
Grades 3-5
    More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 25 students.

    24 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Remember Balloons • Amazon Business $13.69 2 $27.38
Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Ivy the Very Determined Dog • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Madani's Best Game • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Friend or Foe: The Whole Truth about Animals That People Love to Hate • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The Day the River Caught Fire: How the Cuyahoga River Exploded and Ignited the Earth Day Movement • Amazon Business $17.58 1 $17.58
Stepping Stones / حَصى الطُرُقات: A Refugee Family's Journey / رحلة عائلة لاجئة (Arabic and English Edition) • Amazon Business $16.64 1 $16.64
Bathe the Cat • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Telling Stories Wrong • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Legend of Gravity: A Tall Basketball Tale • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Noticing • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Misunderstood Shark • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Yoshi, Sea Turtle Genius: A True Story about an Amazing Swimmer • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
That's My Sweater! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
The Sweetest Scoop: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Revolution • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Gaston (Gaston and Friends) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Two Dogs • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Giraffe Problems (Animal Problems) • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Maybe • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Trying • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Is Given from the Heart • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Feathers Together (Feeling Friends) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Let's Get a Pup! Said Kate • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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