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Mrs. Baldwin from Jasper MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Books + Music = Emily Arrow FUN!

My students need Emily Arrow's catchy musical tunes to go along with our new picture books.

  • $557 goal

This project expired on July 14, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a rural community with a population of approximately 1,005. The nearest public libraries are more than 10 miles away and are not available to most of my students' families without them paying an annual usage fee.

As the K-12 school librarian, in charge of both K-6th grade and 7-12th grade libraries, I am blessed to impact the lives of my students throughout their entire public education career.

I instruct K-6th students weekly for 55 minutes as part of my school's specials rotation. Elementary students experience a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) MakerSpace learning environment at least once a quarter during their time with me.

My 7th through 12th grade students may visit the school library on an open schedule. If I am unavailable to help them due to my teaching responsibilities in the elementary library, my full-time non-certified aide is available.

I collaborate with teachers to make my instruction relevant to the real world and to integrate research. I strive to make my library collections not only curriculum-centered, but also reader-centered. Above all, I want to instill the love of life-long reading into all of my patrons (students and staff).

My Project

Emily Arrow is a former elementary music teacher that now creates literature inspired music for children. Many of the picture books that Ms. Arrow writes songs about have a connection to curriculum content being taught (for example Water is Water, Louise Loves Art, One Day...The End, and Staying Safe Online) or help to teach character traits (for example Max the Brave and Be a Friend).

This project will supply my elementary library with a hardback copy of many of the picture books that Emily Arrow has written a song about, as well as two of her full-length CDs.

Integrating music into my library read-aloud time will help improve my students' memory of the stories we read. Many of the songs include basis hand motions that will help to keep my students engaged. Because of Emily Arrow's catchy tunes, I foresee these picture books being checked out more than they are on the shelves.

Mrs. Baldwin
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 135 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiction or Nonfiction? (Library Skills) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Manners in the Library (Library Skills) • Amazon Business $33.39 1 $33.39
Staying Safe Online (Library Skills) • Amazon Business $31.23 1 $31.23
Find a Book! (Library Skills) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Be a Friend • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Little Tree • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Hannah and Sugar • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
The Curious Garden • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
One Day, The End.: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
How to Make Friends with a Ghost • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
This Is Sadie • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
This Is Not a Valentine • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Storytime Singalong, Volume I • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Louise Loves Art • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
This House, Once • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Max the Brave • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Leo: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Are We There, Yeti? • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Love You Already! • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Two Hands to Love You • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Storytime Singalong, Volume 2 • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
I Wish You More • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Your Alien Returns • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Your Alien • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
No, No, Gnome! • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Smallest Gift of Christmas • Amazon Business $6.46 1 $6.46

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