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Mrs. Mac from Lowell MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Petite Poets Peruse Poems

My students need poetry books to inspire their study and writing of poems.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students arrive at school daily to immerse themselves in an inspiring, safe, and consistent learning community. With low-income backgrounds, 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. With fascinating backgrounds and households of wonderfully diverse constitutions, our students work hard every day in an environment of vigorous curriculum and learning standards.

Reading allows our students to travel around the world, be exposed to new ideas and concepts, meet new heroes, and build empathy, understanding, and compassion for others.

Many of our students struggle with reading, are reluctant readers, and are thirsting for inspiring stories to engage them and build their comprehension. Texts that push their thinking help them fully realize the diversity of the beautiful world we live in and further build their understanding of how they can both fit in and stand out.

My Project

Poetry is a fun medium in which my students get to explore emotions, humor, and topics they find inspiring and interesting in engaging ways. By writing poems about school, home, their favorite sports team, Minecraft, and often deep concerns such as the environment, caring for each other, kindness, and bullying, students can process their thinking and emotions, sharing sides of themselves they have not previously shared. Exploring figurative language, different types of poems, the theme, characters, setting, mood, and tone of poems is important for my scholars. A well-rounded poetry section in our classroom library will allow for year-round exploration, with poems inspiring students to express themselves in new ways.

Mrs. Mac
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young • Amazon Business $16.84 1 $16.84
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Pocket Poems • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Shout!: Little Poems that Roar • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
What Can I Be? • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Little Dog Poems • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
One Is Not a Pair • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Something Big Has Been Here • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
A Pizza the Size of the Sun • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
It's Raining Pigs & Noodles • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The New Kid on the Block • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Silver Seeds • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Poetry for Young People: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Poetry for Young People: Walt Whitman • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Revolting Rhymes • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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