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Ms. Hamlin from Manchester NH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Book Adventures!

My students need a variety of big books that will provide them with an opportunity to build a strong foundation of letters, sounds, and words, as well as enjoyment in the meaning and language of books.

  • $735 goal

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My Students

Our kindergarten students are naturally motivated by social experiences, hands-on and visual activities. Our students are cultural, socially and developmentally diverse.

We have students who are at-risk, homeless, English learners and/or faced with learning difficulties due to unfortunate circumstances.

Each year, we have students who have had limited to no exposure to social or academic opportunities. Our students need a boost of exposure to pique their interest in school and learn how reading can benefit them in many different ways.

My Project

These materials, big books, will help our students get excited about books. Students will have a clear view of the pictures and words on the pages so they are able to interact and share in the reading of the text. Our students will be more engaged to take on the behaviors of readers and learn new concepts about how text works.

Shared reading with big books is a warm, accepting, enjoyable social experience.

Shared reading with big books helps students understand that reading should be expressive and meaningful. It raises awareness of how reading should sound.

It also encourages students to have conversations about what they read which provides social support within a heterogeneous group of readers.

Ms. Hamlin
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK425X - Classroom Favorites Big Books - Set 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $125.00 1 $125.00
Extra Large Big Book Bags (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.36 3 $61.08
LC1479 - Activity Kit Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BK994 - In the Tall, Tall Grass Big Book by Denise Fleming • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
BK334 - In the Small, Small Pond Big Book by Denise Fleming • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
BK6528 - The Napping House Big Book by Audrey Wood • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BB109 - Stellaluna Big Book by Janell Cannon • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK471 - The Three Bears Big Book by Paul Galdone • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK646 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff Big Book by Paul Galdone • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK273 - Silly Sally Big Book by Audrey Wood • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.95 1 $26.95
BK568 - From Caterpillar to Butterfly Big Book by Deborah Heiligman • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
RA384 - Owl Babies Big Book by Martin Waddell • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK723 - Caps for Sale Big Book by Esphyr Slobodkina • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK668 - If You Give a Moose a Muffin Big Book by Laura Numeroff • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK337 - Chrysanthemum Big Book by Kevin Henkes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK417 - Where’s My Teddy? Big Book by Jez Alborough • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

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