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Mrs. Banks from Kannapolis NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Books = HUGE Reading Skills

My students need big books to allow for shared reading to build an understanding of how books work and fluency.

  • $407 goal

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My Students

When you walk into my Kindergarten classroom, you experience a buzz of excitement for learning. My students come from low-income families where food is scarce, parents work many shifts and are rarely home, and many people are crammed into small living spaces. My students work hard every day to succeed in reading, math, and writing despite hardships they feel at home.

For students who come from poverty, school offers a safe haven where they know they can reach for their dreams and feel successful.

My classroom is the first place where many students have experiences in reading. Some families have no books at home, which drastically impacts students expose to vocabulary and the structure of books. I want to ensure my students have the best resources to propel their learning to new heights. They can achieve so much with your help!

My Project

Shared reading, where students read with the teacher, is a perfect way to build understanding of how books work and to promote reading fluently. Many students come to school without an understanding that words carry meaning, that each word is a part of a sentence, and that we turn pages one at a time so the story makes sense. Kindergarten is where we focus on building these foundational skills.

Big books allow students to see the words as we read together, make it easier for students to point to words as we read, and encourage students to practice retelling independently.

Every Kindergarten class needs a variety of big books to entice students to engage in reading activities. After reading a book together, students can retell the book in a reading center, pointing to the words, finding a capital letter, and turning pages one at a time. With the Mouse Paint Activity Set, students will have the puppets and colors to reenact the whole story! Advanced students can hunt for sight words, like the, see and I, which is an important skill for independent reading. A set of big books will make a HUGE impact in our classroom!

Thank you for considering donating to our classroom!

Mrs. Banks
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH651 - Mouse Paint Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BK331 - The Gingerbread Boy Big Book by Paul Galdone • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.76 1 $23.76
I Went Walking - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.94 1 $22.94
Here Are My Hands - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.94 1 $22.94
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.94 1 $22.94
Each Orange Had 8 Slices - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.24 1 $21.24
My Five Senses - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.24 1 $21.24
The Little Red Hen Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.24 1 $21.24
It Looked Like Spilt Milk - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.24 1 $21.24
Five Little Ducks Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.99 1 $16.99
Wheels On The Bus - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.99 1 $16.99

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