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Mrs. Sweetman from Georgetown DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Read Aloud Books for First Graders

Help me give my students exciting back to school read-aloud books that will help facilitate classroom discussions and make students feel excited about coming to school after their summer vacation.

  • $197 goal

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My Students

I love teaching first grade! My students are full of questions, energy, enthusiasm and determination!

First grade is such an important year for kids.

My students are learning and growing everyday, not only academically but socially as well.

My goal for my students is to have them fall in love with school so that they will become life long learners.

I thank you so much for helping me create a classroom where we can grow, thrive and have fun learning together!

My Project

After summer vacation students are excited, nervous and anxious about starting first grade. New friends, new teachers, new classroom and for some a new school can be overwhelming for a six year old.

The back to school read-aloud books will help facilitate classroom discussions about manners and bullies, alleviate student jitters and anxiety, form friendships while building a classroom community and help us learn to celebrate what makes us unique.

The titles below all provide students with great lessons and social skills that they will be able to apply to their day to day activities to help ensure that we have the best year ever together!!

The Day you Begin

Dear Teacher

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

A Bad case of Tattle Tongue

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

The Recess Queen

Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books

The Night before First Grade

Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School

This School Year Will be the Best!

Junie B Jones: The First Grade Collection

We Don’t Eat our Classmates

The materials that I am asking for will be showcased in my special classroom library and will be used for daily read aloud. Please help my students fall in the love with reading while learning social skills and lessons that will help them throughout the year!

Mrs. Sweetman
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junie B. Jones Complete First Grade Collection Box set • Amazon Business $33.89 1 $33.89
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Dear Teacher • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
This School Year Will Be the BEST! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books (Gilbert the Opossum) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The Night Before First Grade • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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