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Ms. Scheel from Calumet City IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picturing New Books!

My students need a large variety of picture books to practice fluency and literary skills!

  • $553 goal

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My Students

Welcome to my classroom! I teach in a high poverty area, where all of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. I have 30 wonderful students who are facing challenges at home most of us will never encounter. My students are resilient and refuse to let their backgrounds hold them back in school. They have such a passion for learning and make every day an adventure! Despite their difficulties, they come ready and willing to learn each day!

With your help, my students' love for learning can continue to grow!

My Project

My students need a wide range of picture books. Picture books are often thought of as "little kid" books and are too young for fourth graders. However, my students absolutely love them and there are so many benefits to using picture books in upper elementary!

These books will be used as read aloud stories in class and to help students with their reading fluency in small groups.

Picture books address a wide range of issues and can result in great group discussions. Some of these books address emotions, self esteem, and even historical events. Picture books also offer great practice identifying figurative language and parts of a story in an easier to manage text. Students are exposed to diverse stories and cultures through the text and illustrations of great picture books. I have students with a very large range of reading levels and picture books are a way to unite all abilities in the same story.

Please help us get more picture books! Not only do these help my students with literary skills, but they also make reading fun and interesting to students of all reading levels and backgrounds. We would greatly appreciate any help you are able to give!

Ms. Scheel
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everyone Loves Bacon • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Dear Dragon • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
School's First Day of School • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How This Book Was Made • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sarabella's Thinking Cap • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bluebird • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Come With Me • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Where Oliver Fits • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bad Guy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Substitute Creacher • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Blue Sky White Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Uni the Unicorn • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pete & Pickles • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
We Found a Hat • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Book with No Pictures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Picture Day Perfection • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Nerdy Birdy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Let Me Finish! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Want My Hat Back • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
They All Saw a Cat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
There Might Be Lobsters • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Nothing Rhymes with Orange • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
This Is Not My Hat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Marvelous Cornelius Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Most Magnificent Thing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Jabari Jumps • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Just a Dream • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Saved by the Boats • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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