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Mrs. Hensley from Blacksburg VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Introducing the Magic of Books in the Classroom!

Help me give my students the opportunity to fall in love with reading as I use picture books to help them understand classroom procedures, kindness, and compassion.

  • $598 goal

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My Students

My fourth grade class is filled with a range of students from both low income and high income families. Some students have access to books, technology, and a well-rounded home life. While others in my class have very little. They are all hard working, active, enthusiastic, high-spirited children who are eager to learn! My students are 9 and 10 years old, and are a very energetic group. My students love technology, sports, animals, and many other things. But most of all, they love getting to interact with each other in the room and on the playground.

My Project

Picture books teach compassion, kindness, and expectations all while keeping students engaged with vivid pictures and detailed text. Many people think of younger elementary grades when talking about picture books in the classroom. However, picture books deserve a place in the upper elementary classroom as well. These books will aid in their learning, as well as give them control of the classroom rules and expectations. While reading these books as a class whole, students will collaborate and decide what is expected of them based on what they have read.

Picture books can also help teach deeper meaning, social & emotional skills, and lifelong memories.

My students love to read. They read chapter books and picture books, and other various genres. I am asking for thirty-seven books including The Boy Who Loves Words, Something Extraordinary, The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes, and Ida, Always. By helping us get our hands on these books, you will be giving us the opportunity to explore the world, explore our emotions, and explore the skills we are taught within the classroom to be successful students and members of society.

Picture books have made a huge impact on my students in the past for not only Reading skills but Math as well. I look forward to having the opportunity of surprising them with all these wonderful books that will help us a class to become successful in all that we do.

Mrs. Hensley
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 20 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
14 Cows for America • Amazon Business $17.05 1 $17.05
Hello, Hot Dog • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Izzy Gizmo • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Samson: The Piranha Who Went to Dinner • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
I Will Not Eat You • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Boy Who Loved Words • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
I Can Be Anything! • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $15.87 1 $15.87
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School (LaRue Books) • Amazon Business $15.64 1 $15.64
Unplugged • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $15.07 1 $15.07
This Zoo Is Not for You • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
Sick Simon • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Misunderstood Shark • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Totally Tardy Marty • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Chopsticks (Place Setting Picture Book) • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Snail Mail • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Goodnight Selfie • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
Skunk on a String • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Hello, My Name Is Octicorn • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
I Didn't Do My Homework Because... • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ida, Always • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Something Extraordinary • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
BE QUIET! • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Important Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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