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Mrs. Kreitlein from Pell City AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Perfect Books

Help me give my students picture books such as The Word Collector, and The Day the Crayons Quit, that teach essential core values like acceptance, love, hope, peace, and imagination!

  • $297 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves students in grades kindergarten through fourth and provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers, and a safe learning environment. We are a Title I school which means we serve students from low-income/high-poverty areas. Teaching can be challenging enough under the best circumstances, but many of our students struggle daily with ADHD and some even have the added worries of stressed or absent parents, being hungry or just having too many responsibilities in the home. School needs to be a place where they can be themselves and get help. They may be growing up fast, but they're still just children. My children deserve the very best.

When my incredible, fourth graders (especially those with ADHD or other problems focusing) can log on to a computer for endless learning or get up and move around for hands-on learning, they do it with contagious exuberance!

What I love most about them is that they are always ready to have fun! This makes teaching the best job in the world!

My Project

There's something really magical about reading a picture book to older students. We cozy up on the classroom rug and they listen intently to whatever great story I have chosen for the day. Every student is sure to check out all the pictures, and sometimes they are even inspired to write their own stories. Many of my students struggle with decoding skills and comprehension as well, so they have become reluctant readers.

Picture books have the power to teach lessons AND make even the most reluctant reader pick one up to read all over again.

I want picture books for my students like the Lonely Mailman and The Day the Crayons Quit to teach lessons about compassion and empathy. I want my students to learn about the history of the south with books like Freedom Summer, White Water, and Freedom on the Menu so they will be indignant and learn how to truly accept people. I want my students to read books like Dragons Love Tacos, Magic Hat Shop, and The Day the Crayons Came Home so they will learn how to dare to be different and not just follow the crowd. I want my students to read books like Seeds and Trees and Flicker of Hope so they can understand the power of their words. Will you help my students learn about acceptance, love, hope, peace, compassion, and creativity?

Mrs. Kreitlein
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Because • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Other Side • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Nonni's Moon • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Magic Hat Shop • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Flicker of Hope • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
One Word from Sophia • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
14 Cows for America • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
A Sweet Smell of Roses • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
White Water • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Lonely Mailman • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Edward the Emu • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Freedom Summer • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51

Materials cost

$202.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$252.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.47

Total project goal

$296.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$296.49

2 Donors

-$98.00

Donations toward project cost

-$85.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.45

match offer

-$195.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$166.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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