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  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Landry
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Help Us Learn To Love Poetry!

My students need books of poems to learn to read, understand, and enjoy the genre.

My Students

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I love poetry, My students can too!

My students attend a wonderfully diverse community school.

We have a large special needs population, many English as a Second Language learners, and a majority of our students qualify for free or reduced school lunch, indicating an economic disadvantage. Despite of the challenges facing my school and students, we are proud to have improved test scores over the past few years.

My Project

Poetry can be very enjoyable, very complicated, or both- depending on your familiarity with the genre. My students need more access to poetry to be able to not only enjoy it, but to understand and analyze it, as well. Poetry lends itself well to critical thinking skills since there is often not one right answer to the questions. My students can then transfer these skills to other challenges. These books, written on different reading levels, will allow my students to read more poetry independently. We can also use them to learn to analyze and understand poetry in partners, small groups, or as a whole class.

My students are learning to love to read in my classroom library.

I have worked hard to provide my students books of all levels and interest areas. However, there is a noticeable lag in the poetry section. You can provide these children their first exposure to different types of poetry, and help them learn to love this genre!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bees to Trees • AKJ Books $19.76 1 $19.76
Flashy, Clashy, and Oh-So Splashy • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
A Crossing of Zebras • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
Nina and Nolan Build a Nonsense Poem • AKJ Books $8.72 1 $8.72
Henry and Hala Build a Haiku • AKJ Books $8.72 1 $8.72
Marvelous Math • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Spectacular Science • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Do Buses Eat Kids? • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
And Then There Were Eight: Poems about Space Laura Purdie Sa • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Button Up! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Barnyard Slam • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Blue Lipstick • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34

Materials cost

$109.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$150.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.54

Total project goal

$176.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$176.94

1 Donor

-$176.94

Donations toward project cost

-$150.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 80 students.

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