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  • $418 goal

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

Books Come Alive

My students need story telling props to assist with their comprehension be retelling and having visual demonstration of what is happening in the story.

My Students

Has a book ever came alive while you were reading it? The author created such a vivid picture that you could almost touch it. A puppet show is very captivating to my students. Help us bring the stories to life using puppets.

My friends are in preschool between the ages of three to five.

They are in a Preschool for All program which has two half day classes of 20 students per class. Learning is through my friends play. The class is 80.7% low income and qualify for free and reduced lunch. We are in the third largest school district. They are hands-on learners. They ask for a book to be read multiple times in a day. Sometimes one book is read five times. Then they will start reading it on their own or with a friend. They also discuss books with their friends. To read stories they use the pictures to help them, sometimes making a new story and sometimes recalling the story that was read to them. They always flock to the drama area sometimes to act out different scenes that they have read. hey are very energetic throughout the entire day.

My Project

I will use these puppets during our read a loud time to help my students see what is happening in the story. My students will use the puppets to act out the story which will improve on their comprehension and retelling skills. While reading the books like Three Billy Goats Gruff, my students will use the puppets to assist in telling the story, so it is almost like a movie is being played. They will learn how to act out the different parts. The puppets will assist in their sequencing of stories. The story glove and the puppet set that has the Five Little Monkeys and the Five Speckled Frogs will also assist with my students using their math skills by counting backwards and seeing them subtract. During their reading time and free play my friends will be able to tell the stories on their own which will help with vocabulary, language, comprehension. These puppets will provide my students motivation to keep reading and telling the story even making different endings based on their own imagination.

Using puppets will bring the stories to life.

They will identify the different characters that are in the story. By telling stories they will analyze they characters by their actions and words, because they are now saying and doing them. With this deeper understanding of the characters they will beginning to add voice to the characters such as when a character is upset they will start to raise their voice to show this emotion. Puppets allow my students to work on their oral language in a fun way.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR500X - Lakeshore Storytelling Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
Caterpillar Storytelling Props • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.56 1 $30.56
LA645 - Activity Tree for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR360X - Storytelling Puppets - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA920X - Storytelling Puppets - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR534 - Go Away, Big Green Monster! Storytelling Puppet Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LA835 - Storytelling Glove • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$315.51

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$355.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.69

Total project goal

$417.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$417.93

5 Donors

-$417.93

Donations toward project cost

-$355.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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