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Ms. Rooney from Newton MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rhymes and Fun Times Reading Poetry

My students need to have some updated, fun poetry books for our mini unit. I only have a few poetry books and students are always begging to them. They love learning elements of poetry.

  • $275 goal

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My Students

My school is a very diverse Title One school located in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. We have students from kindergarten through grade 5. We have a large population of English language learners coming from a variety of backgrounds. We are a full inclusion school where all students are part of a classroom community.

My 3rd grade students are kind, helpful, and always encouraging one another.

They love to learn new things and share new ideas with each other. My students read at a variety of levels and I am trying to add to my classroom library to reach all learners.

My Project

In reader's workshop, we have implemented a mini unit in Poetry and another unit on fairy tales. I only have a few books with poems. Students are loving the ones I have and always ask for more. I would like to build my classroom library with some poetry books and a few more fairy tales. I want students to continue to laugh with books and learn the elements of poetry with humorous poems that children enjoy.

Your generous donation will help to provide poetry and fairy tale books for students who love to read them.

My hope is to have enough poetry books that each student can browse through a poetry book at the same time. This will allow the poetry unit to reach all students and they can share their love of books with classmates.

Ms. Rooney
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 21 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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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
Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core State Standards: Exemplar Poems With Engaging Lessons and Response Activities That Help Students Read, Understand, and Appreciate Poetry • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Poetry Speaks to Children (Book & CD) (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Revolting Rhymes • Amazon Business $5.21 2 $10.42
The Biggest Burp Ever: Funny Poems for Kids • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Bad Case of the Giggles: Poems That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud (Giggle Poetry) • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
Just Right Words: Slam Poetry (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
It's Raining Pigs & Noodles • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The New Kid on the Block • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
A Child's Book of Poems • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
No More Homework! No More Tests!: Kids' Favorite Funny School Poems (Giggle Poetry) • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
Poetry for Young People: African American Poetry • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Life in Numbers: Write Haiku (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
No Lie, Pigs (and Their Houses) Can Fly!: The Story of the Three Little Pigs as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Seriously, Snow White Was SO Forgetful!: The Story of Snow White as Told by the Dwarves (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut!: The Story of Rapunzel as Told by Dame Gothel (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
No Lie, I Acted Like a Beast!: The Story of Beauty and the Beast as Told by the Beast (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast Dinosaur: Poems • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Grimms' Fairy Tales (Puffin Classics) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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