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Ms. Peoples from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Roses Are Red, and Violets Are Blue II

My students need a variety of poetry books and 40 individual copies of "Honey I Love and Other Poems".

  • $415 goal

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My Students

Roses are red and violets are blue. We love poetry, how about you? They come from a rough and tough Illinois neighborhood with low income families. They attend a school where 96% of students receive free lunch, but they love poetry.

We celebrate poetry in April but it shouldn't start nor end in this month.

My third grade students have become completely spellbound with reading, writing and reciting poems. We chuckle as we read poetry of the irresistible Shel Silverstein and we tremble with excitement as we read the melodic poems of Langston Hughes.

My Project

So that my student may enjoy poetry all year long, I'm appealing to you to consider my proposal for a variety of poetry books. As well as listening to more poetry, we are asking for copies of "Honey I Love and Other Poems," for each student to be able to take home and share with their families. Your consideration just might inspire the next up and coming poet laureate.

Can't you just visualize the boys and girls as they race to the poetry section of our classroom library and ponder over which book of poems they should choose?

I can't wait to see them engaged in group readings as they cherish their very own copy of "Honey I Love and Other Poems." So, won't you help to make this dream a reality? Won't you share a rhyme or two with us?

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience Series) Nikki Giovanni, Michele Noiset (Illustrator), Kristen Balouch (Illustrator), Jeremy Tugeau (Illustrator), Damian Ward (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
Missing Piece Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
My People Langston Hughes, Charles R. Smith Jr. (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
The Way I Feel Janan Cain, Janan Cain (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Free to Be ... You and Me Marlo Thomas and Friends, Marlo Thomas, Designed by Peter H. Reynolds • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Honey I Love and Other Poems Eloise Greenfield, Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo and Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 40 $251.60

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