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  • $371 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Berkoski
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Book Buddies For My PreK Classroom

My students need plush storybook characters to enjoy while reading books during story time.

My Students

Snuggling up with a good book and reading for a pleasure is a goal we have for all children. Preschool students enjoy holding cuddly characters that match their favorite books. I'm hopeful that by providing these special friends, I will inspire a greater love for literature in my young students.

We are a small, rural village in remote Alaska.

My students are four-years old and attend the local Head Start program. We have access to larger cities only via airplane, so our students are quite isolated. My young students LOVE story time, especially when we can bring in tangible items to help them connect to the characters (i.e. puppets, props, etc..).

My Project

Many of our students come from homes which are not literacy-rich, so being read to is new for them. This program could help books "come to life" for my young learners. Having something to hold during story time also increases attention span for many children. I'm hopeful that the characters will provide many opportunities for dramatic play in our centers, as the students will use them to re-tell and act out familiar and well-loved stories.

Our budgets are small and often only allow for the necessary materials.

This program would allow me to purchase something additional to enrich my literacy program. The tangible connection of character to story will enhance their ability to use and appreciate books, interact during read alouds and book conversations and retell stories.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fun with Spot: Spot Large Plush by Kids Preferred • Amazon $25.25 1 $25.25
Eric Carle "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" Brown Bear Plush Stuffed Animal Toy Kohl's Cares • Amazon $25.00 1 $25.00
Elephant 7" & Piggie 5" Soft Toys • Amazon $24.30 1 $24.30
Skippyjon Jones Doll • Amazon $23.47 1 $23.47
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus - Plush Stuffed Animals (with Voice) • Amazon $23.41 1 $23.41
Knuffle Bunny12.25'' • Amazon $23.40 1 $23.40
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten 11" Plush Doll • Amazon $19.51 1 $19.51
Plush Dr. Seuss Cat in The Hat - Medium • Amazon $16.50 1 $16.50
Merrymakers Pete the Cat Doll • Amazon $15.84 1 $15.84
MerryMakers Froggy Plush 11" Doll (Character by Jonathan London) • Amazon $13.99 1 $13.99
Gund Curious George Red Shirt 12" Plush • Amazon $12.61 1 $12.61
Llama Llama 13.5" Plush Stuffed Animal Doll • Amazon $12.27 1 $12.27
Chester the Raccoon from Audrey Penn's The Kissing Hand 9" • Amazon $10.87 1 $10.87
Olivia in Red Dress 11" by Merry Makers • Amazon $10.04 1 $10.04
Clifford 7" Sitting Cuddle Pal Plush • Amazon $10.04 1 $10.04
HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOOD NIGHT 8" PLUSH DOLL • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$276.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$4.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.55

Total project goal

$370.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$370.34

7 Donors

-$245.34

Donations toward project cost

-$208.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.80

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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