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Teacher V. from Waterboro ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books: Kindergarten Read-Alouds

My students need books about great people who did great things, how to be friends, and explore feelings.

  • $376 goal

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My Students

Kindergarten students first come to school with a dramatic range of abilities. Some are beginning to read and some are beginning to tie their shoes. Some are beginning to open a milk carton and some are beginning to zip a coat. All of my students want to be happy and to learn.

The district is in a rural area, and our students aren't afraid to jump off of tires on the playground or introduce themselves to visitors or older students.

I am in awe of their confidence and strength. They often help take care of siblings, even at this young age, and did not attend preschool. Some are interacting with new peers for the first time. One thing all of my students share is love for a good story. I want to provide read-alouds targeted to the things we are learning like social skills, school event related topics, and social studies.

My Project

The books in this project cover a range of topics through stories about important people doing important things, stories about how we get along, and how we feel. These books will target the things we are learning in a fun, engaging way. Books are the way to hook all students.

It is so important for children to be surrounded by and read to from quality books.

Literacy is all about a love of stories. With these books, I can introduce so many different concepts. This is one way to make a big difference in reaching students through printed words and imagination.

Teacher V.
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 22 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Millie Fierce • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
The Day I Lost My Superpowers • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear) • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
I'm a Girl! • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
The Dark (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Ten Rules of Being a Superhero (Christy Ottaviano Books) • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
When Miles Got Mad • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Crabby Pants (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How Are You Peeling? (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Martin Luther King Jr.: A Peaceful Leader (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $2.28 1 $2.28

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