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Ms. Mullins-Sheard from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Books for First Graders!

Help me give my students classic big books which are fun to read with a buddy!

  • $750 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are inquisitive first-graders from a diverse Title I public elementary school in Philadelphia. Many students come from the immediate neighborhood, but some come from other parts of the city, just to attend our school.

First graders are our future world leaders, energetic and eager to learn through discovery.

They love acquiring knowledge about a variety of subjects and enjoy discussing what they observe. They thrive when they are exploring and creating in small groups with their classmates. My students find the world around them fascinating and are eager and open to any challenge presented to them.

My Project

My first graders love to read big books with a buddy! They use pointers, to help read to one another, at our special big book cart.

This is a fun activity my students can do independently and provides the practice they need to become fluent readers.

The variety of topics and stories is engaging to students and motivates them to read book after book.

The sets of big books come at different levels to meet the needs of the various readers I have in my classroom. My students love to help each other read and discuss what the story is about.

Ms. Mullins-Sheard
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE335X - Big Book Favorites - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
BK470X - Big Book Favorites - Set 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $155.00 1 $155.00
RA730X - Big Book Favorites - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $155.00 1 $155.00
BK460 - Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
BK371 - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.95 1 $27.95
BK512 - Planting a Rainbow Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK723 - Caps for Sale Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK428 - What I Like About Me! Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $20.99 1 $20.99

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