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Mrs. Kleinknecht from Concord OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Books Are For Everyone!

Help me give my students more picture books to fall in love with.

  • $276 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have consolidated six elementary schools in our district down to four. Students have been accustomed to having an average of 150 students in their school. We now have 550. Students come from a diversity of backgrounds around the district. Right now, there are 52 students that will benefit from this project. We are an inclusion school, therefore we have students in the general population, as well as students from various units (autism/ED). There are students with special needs in the general classroom as well.

No matter what level the students are on in reading, these students cherish our read aloud time.

It helps us build a sense of community and allows us to get to know each other on a personal level, just from the conversations we have.

My Project

All children need to be read to daily. However, we have no control on if that happens at home. The time we spend with the students in the classroom is what we can control. Students will benefit from these picture books because they will get the pure enjoyment of being read to. This time allows us to build a sense of community as well since we are all together. It creates some rich discussion during, and after, the read aloud time. Students are extremely relaxed at this time of the day because they aren't expected to do anything except listen. The pressure is "off" of them because their teacher is doing the reading. This allows students to continue to love reading. It's also an opportunity to get the struggling readers to fall in love with books they normally wouldn't pick up themselves.

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This project will reach 52 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Empty Pot • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Potato Pants! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Wall in the Middle of the Book • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Sloth Who Slowed Us Down • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
A Normal Pig • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Stuck • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
Not a Box • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Eraser • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
My Camel Wants To Be a Unicorn: a children's book about empathy and a mopey camel • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
I Will Be Fierce • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
Perfect • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

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