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Mrs. Frank from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Books Bring Possibilities!

My students need picture books! The books will introduce characters with strong values and priorities, along with reflecting diverse ethnicities and gender roles. The books will also serve as mentor texts for reading and writing.

  • $597 goal

This project expired on August 15, 2018.

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My Students

Questions, opinions, and ideas flow freely in my fourth grade classroom! My students are constantly exploring and organizing the world around them. Our favorite way to bring the world into our classroom is through picture books. Stories are powerful teachers! My students need to see characters who reflect strong values, priorities, ethnicities, and gender roles.

Often, the only books my students will touch, hear, and read are the ones that a teacher opens to them in the classroom.

So why not give them the best? And as a bonus, these picture books not only expose my students to literature they'd otherwise never pick up, but they serve as mentor texts to teach reading and writing strategies to grow them into lifelong learners.

My Project

Picture books are read daily in my classroom! They are easily accessible to all levels of readers no matter the grade level! Students at varying academic levels can connect with the same story at varying depths, creating authentic learning experiences every day.

Picture books are a wonderful way to model reading and writing skills and strategies to our growing learners!

They are engaging, relevant, and instructional all at the same time. The specific picture books chosen for this project will introduce students to diverse characters and worlds that they otherwise may never be exposed to at home. The sky's the limit!

Mrs. Frank
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Probuditi! • Amazon Business $16.02 1 $16.02
Duck! Rabbit! • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Other Side • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Idea Jar • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Outfoxed • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Under the Snow • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Albert's Almost Amazing Adventure • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Diary of a Worm • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Because of Thursday • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Walter the Farting Dog • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Most People • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Bat Loves the Night • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Good Dog, Carl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Smoky Night • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Train to Somewhere • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Grandpa's Teeth (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Art Lesson (Paperstar Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Arnie, the Doughnut (The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Walk with a Wolf: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
A Fine, Fine School • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Thesaurus Rex • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Scaredy Squirrel • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry... (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $5.84 1 $5.84
Animals Nobody Loves • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Punctuation Takes a Vacation • Amazon Business $3.22 1 $3.22

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