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Ms. Seefeld from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Poetry Makes our Hearts Smile!

My students need poetry that will make them smile, think, and begin to gather ideas and writing styles that they might use as they write poetry!

  • $328 goal

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My Students

Our school has 16 classrooms. We are a true neighborhood school: about 80% of our students walk to school.

Parents walk or drive their children to school each day and this is a great way for their day to begin!

Our school day begins early in the morning and many of my students are waking up as they enter class. Our 5th graders take turn being crossing guards for everyone who walks.

We write at the end of the day. We have been reading poems aloud throughout this school year.

My Project

Now is the time to add more and more poetry books to our classroom collection of poetry! My wonderful students will want to read, get inspired, read aloud and gain ideas for when they write poetry.

It is time to add a wide variety of poetry books to our classroom collection.

This will help them find topics that they want to know more about, read aloud to a classmate or the class, too!

Books about Haiku such as: Dogku (a book about dogs) and Guyku (a book about boys) will be some fun poetry books to read in class!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
Dogku • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Maine Coon's Haiku: And Other Poems for Cat Lovers • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
All the Wild Wonders • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
The Hound Dog's Haiku: and Other Poems for Dog Lovers • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
A Full Moon Is Rising • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
Dogku: dog haiku poems • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
All Mixed Up: A Collection of Limericks for Kids • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Once, I Laughed My Socks Off - Poems for kids (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Leaf Rides the Wind • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out • Amazon Business $3.69 1 $3.69
How to Eat a Poem: A Smorgasbord of Tasty and Delicious Poems for Young Readers (Dover Children's Classics) • Amazon Business $3.00 1 $3.00

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