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Ms. McPherson from Denton TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Bloom With Bluebonnets

Help me give my students the books on the 2020 Texas Bluebonnet List!

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I couldn't be more excited to be working with these third graders. Every student in my classroom brings his or her own unique experience to the table, and that makes us a richer community. These kids are such a neat bunch: our school is a dual-language campus and a Title I school, which means many of our students live in poverty or are learning to speak Spanish and English at the same time. Regardless, they all come to school ready to learn! I love working at a school that is known for its emphasis on community, character, and excellence.

My students are awesome kids with a ton of enthusiasm.

I love to let them be kids while still emphasizing the importance of learning. I want my classroom to be a place where students can feel like they belong to a community and a place where they know people believe in their abilities to learn and grow.

My Project

"Ms. McPherson, why don't you have the new Bluebonnet books yet?!" I wasn't going to write a grant for them, but when enough students beg for them on the first day of the new Bluebonnet voting cycle, you have to get the kids books!

My students would love our own class set of this year's Bluebonnet-nominated books.

We talk about "reading like it's solid gold," and my students definitely think these books are. These age-appropriate books are chosen by the Texas Library Association, and any third-sixth grade student who reads five of the books is allowed to vote for the book that ultimately receives the award. We just completed the 2019-2020 award cycle, and I was thrilled to have many students in my class to be voters. Many of these students fell in love with new series or even new genres of books by being exposed to them on the Bluebonnet list. They are now begging for the 2020-2021 books, and I am absolutely powerless when it comes to students wanting to read! I am so excited that my class enjoys reading and is excited about the possibility of reading these books. Thank you so much for helping my students become voracious readers.

Ms. McPherson
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stay • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
The Bridge Home • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
They Call Me Gxfcero: A Border Kid's Poems • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
A Wolf Called Wander • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
If I Built a School • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #1 • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Caterpillar Summer • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Charlie Hernxe1ndez & the League of Shadows (1) • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Rhino in Right Field • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
From an Idea to Disney: How Imagination Built a World of Magic • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nightbooks • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet (1) (Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor) • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89

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