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

Jump Into Life Through a Book!

My students need books that will expose them to become more responsible. Utilizing biographies can help inspire students to face their own obstacles.

  • $440 goal

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My Students

When my students walk into my classroom every morning, I see happy yearning faces with a desire to learn. They are an energetic ball of sunshine in my life. The vast majority of my students come from very low-income homes with a variety of different family structures. We were fortunate that our school and its community was spared by Hurricane Harvey. However, many of our families continue to struggle due to the impact Harvey had on our city. We continue to welcome students who enter our classroom as they continue to recover from Harvey.

My students have goals and every day they are beating the odds to achieve them.

They are grateful for the smallest things in life. As a Title I school, I know that my students will take advantage of any new resource added to our classroom. As a reading teacher, my goal is for every student to cultivate a love for reading and be successful in their journey.

My Project

It is important for my students to get exposed to books that will teach them social emotional skills. I want my students to learn how to handle difficult situations in school and outside of the classroom. The books will encourage students to learn how to develop self management, handle emotions and build relationships. We will use these books in the morning/afternoon read aloud and practice the social emotional skills in our inner circle.

Biographies are important because they inspire students to become determined and overcome their own obstacles.

They will learn about important historical figures that have made a positive impact to society. My students find biographies enjoyable because they offer valuable life lessons and discover new role models. The books will be in my classroom library available for students to read during read to self station.

Ms. H.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set • Amazon Business $28.97 1 $28.97
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I am Gandhi (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
I am Sacagawea (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Interrupting Chicken • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
I am George Washington (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
The Big Orange Splot • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44

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