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Mrs. Erb from Mount Joy PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Book a Day Challenge

Help me give my students some high interest picture books for our Picture Book a Day Challenge like, Malala's Magic Pencil, Shark Lady, and She Persisted, that will help us learn about strong women around the world.

  • $432 goal

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My Students

I love my job. Why? Because of the students I get to teach each year. My students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom, just like most kids are today. That's why I love to watch them grow and participate in shaping their future within my classroom walls. I want to be the safe haven where they can challenge themselves and grow their abilities socially, emotionally, and academically.

My students are creative, smart, hard working and full of energy!

They like to problem solve. They love to read. They need to "do" in order to learn.

I may not have control over what life is like outside our classroom, but I can make their time with me memorable, engaging, fun, and purposeful. I hope to inspire my students to keep learning and to work through challenges that they may face.

My Project

These books will make such an impact on my students. While 5th graders aren't apt to pick up a picture book as their independent reading book, I want them to know that picture books are GREAT. I have challenged myself, and my kids, to read a picture book a day this year. That's 180 picture books that will engage and excite my students. That's 180 opportunities to make reading fun. That's 180 or more beloved characters that remind my students' of themselves. I want my kids to LOVE reading all things.

With these new books, my students will have access to unique topics and interests.

My hope is that through this challenge we grow as a classroom community to be more knowledgable, more empathetic, and more willing to read "outside the box" of chapter books to find joy.

Mrs. Erb
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
Uni the Unicorn • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Neck & Neck • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Happy Dreamer • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
We Found a Hat • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Are We There Yet? • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
A is for America • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
The Wall in the Middle of the Book • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Spoon • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Rot, the Cutest in the World! • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.05 1 $6.05
D Is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets) • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94

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