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Mrs. Durbin - Speigelhalder from Jeffersonville IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Books for Big Kids

My students need picture books to learn skills such as theme, perspective, and main idea.

  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students put a smile on my face with all of the silliness, love, smiles, and hugs I get every day!

There is no better reward than getting to be part of all of their lives.

I love every minute of teaching and learning with them! With nearly 70% of my students coming from homes that qualify for free or reduced-priced lunches, getting them to think about Language Arts can be challenging, but my kids are willing to trust me and start the learning process every day to help ensure that love and desire to learn. I want them to be able to take it with them as they grow and enter the world. I am teaching the future and I know it will be bright.

My Project

Picture books are a great resource to use when teaching skills such as theme, main idea,and perspective. It allows time to teach the skill in a fun way. Not every story has to be long. Sometimes picture books seem easy enough for those struggling readers and allow them to understand those skills because they have the confidence the book provides, plus who doesn't love the bright colored pictures, and a quick read!

Students get so excited when the picture books come out, it gives them time to listen and be a kid in a world that wants them to grow up quickly.

Mrs. Durbin - Speigelhalder
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Other Side • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Arrival • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
A Taste of Colored Water • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Too Many Tamales • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Voices in the Park • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Fireflies • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Saved by the Boats: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11 (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $5.07 1 $5.07

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