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Ms. Engelbrecht from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can See the Reader in Me!

My students need high interest children's literature that will help inspire a love for reading, learning, and compassion!

  • $371 goal

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My Students

My students are very unique and diverse. They are a wonderful bunch of 3rd graders who have a thirst for learning and are very inquisitive and enthusiastic. It is my goal as an educator to help them grow and explore as readers.

Books have the power to instill confidence, grit, and resilience to all readers.

They have the power to change us and allow us to understand the world around us. I truly want to foster a love for reading and compassion in my students by providing them with high interest books.

My Project

Books are POWERFUL! They allow students to see themselves or look into the world around them. Finding the just right book can change a reluctant reader into an avid reader. My goal with this project is to provide my 3rd graders with books where they are able to see their lives and cultures represented in the books we read in class. By having this collection of books it will aid in transforming my students into compassionate and eager readers.

It is important for students to hear and read stories about people that look like themselves and those who don't in order for them to better understand themselves and the world around them.

I want my students to have this exposure throughout the books we read aloud each day or in their own independent reading. These 26 books cover a wide range of topics such as friendship, persistence, poverty, growth mindset, acceptance, and more! With these books, my students will have the opportunity to explore, engage, and grow as readers.

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Last to Finish, A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Wishtree • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Kindness Counts: A Story for Teaching Random Acts of Kindness (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Fly Away Home • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Say Something: 10th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Yard Sale • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31

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