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Ms. Kerchal from Calhan CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Kids

My students need picture books for mentor texts and for reading instruction.

  • $287 goal

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My Students

I teach a multi-ability 3rd-grade​ full inclusion classroom. Students are from a diverse military background. We serve Schriever Air force Base in Colorado as well as a rural community outside of Colorado Springs.

Many of the students have already been enrolled in several schools due to their families permanent change of stationed (PCSd) to the base near us.

Being moved from school to school and home to home is a difficult transition. I strive to help my students create a sense of home and self to make their transitions easier.

My Project

These books are mentor texts I will use as a base for a lesson. Students will learn to make connections to books, learn to appreciate different genres, and use a variety of skills needed to understand and analyze reading. I use a combination of reading workshop and the school adopted reading program to meet student needs and differentiate student instruction.

The use of the mentor texts will assist in solidifying concepts often hard for beginning readers to understand.

Beginning readers benefit from hearing proficient readers read text aloud fluently. While reading I point out strategies to sound out words and think aloud for students to help their understanding.

Ms. Kerchal
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Tornado!: The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
My Book of Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
The Stranger • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Bedhead • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Honey Makers • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Follow the Drinking Gourd (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Marshes & Swamps • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Roxaboxen • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Dory Story • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Everglades • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fireflies • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crocodiles & Alligators • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wolves • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Best Book of Bugs (The Best Book of) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Smart Kids: Predators: The World's Deadliest Hunters • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
. . . If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Cactus Hotel (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Tomas and the Library Lady (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Plot Chickens • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
What Makes Day and Night (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
National Geographic Readers: Titanic • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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