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

If You Give a Child a Book...

Help me give my students the books they need to become stronger readers. We are constantly working on our decoding and comprehension skills as early readers, and engaging literature is the most necessary resource in this endeavor.

  • $644 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, but come to school every day ready to grow. At my school, children learn through hands-on exploration and cross-curricular instruction, supported by a STEAM focused curriculum.

“What,” “why,” "when," and “how” are words that are embraced and encouraged in my classroom.

Students are agents of their own learning and given the space to investigate their interests. My classroom is a place for students to grow, imagine, and thrive, all through learning.

My Project

These classic and diverse titles will supply my students with the materials they need to grow as consumers of literature! Within these books, we will learn tenants of grammar, comprehension skills, and other lessons of literacy. Most importantly, we will work to build a love of reading!

Students learn best through physical trade books they can hold in their hands.

These books will provide my learners with opportunities to build basic literacy skills as we work to read on-level for 2nd Graders. This is a goal of our classroom as well as our school as a whole, and these books will be crucial to achieving that!

Mrs. Shoulberg
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Islandborn • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Mela and the Elephant • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Why Are They Kneeling? (Courageous Kid Series) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
What's on Your Plate?: Exploring the World of Food • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
This Is It • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Crankenstein • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
How to Catch Santa (How To...relationships) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
That's What Leprechauns Do • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Spiders • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Yes I Can!: A Story of Grit (Cloverleaf Books: Stories with Character) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Library Lion • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Legend of the Poinsettia • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Edward the Emu • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fireflies • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Visitor for Bear (Bear and Mouse) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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