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Ms. Rutledge from Columbia MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Poems in our Pockets

My students need 12 current, engaging, and interesting poetry mentor texts as well as a stand to display our poetry books in the classroom.

  • $328 goal

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My Students

My third graders are dedicated learners. Our school just opened last year, and we have worked hard to create a tight-knit school community where students feel safe and welcome. They come to school every day with a smile on their face ready to learn. We have so many questions and wondering about the way the world work. We love to dive into a good book. We also love to research new authors and discover new series. This year alone we have looked at the authors Jerry Spinelli, Roland Dahl, Shel Silverstien, JK Rowling, and Kate DiCamielo. We need help to continue our author study and increase our mentor texts.

My Project

April is National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poets and their craft. Through this literary work, students are given an opportunity to read about feelings, interpret words, and evoke emotions. This specific type of literature is so fun and inviting to children that they can learn so much from the examples of skilled poets.

In my third grade classroom we have a strong love for poetry.

Earlier this school year we did an authors study on Shel Silverstien. My students were so engaged and excited to be studying his poems that I decided to look at other authors and forms of poetry this month.

We are in need of several high quality poetry texts from a variety of different authors to assist us on this unit. We also are in need of a stand to display our poetry books so that students can easily access the poem books.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Contender C34330F Single Sided Book Display, Assembled • Amazon Business $101.53 1 $101.53
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Poetry for Kids: Robert Frost • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Every Thing On It • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Something Big Has Been Here • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
It's Raining Pigs & Noodles • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

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