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Mrs. Manning from Chico CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Needed! Reading the Day Away in TK

Help me give my students new stories to help them learn math and science concepts, friendship skills, problem solving, and to enjoy some really good books!

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Read us a story! Can you read it again? Children love to hear stories. Many of my students have very few books in their homes and I may be the only one reading to them. Reading quality literature helps them grow in so many ways.

My students come in eager to start their day and often times are not ready to go home when the bell rings.

We spend our day learning through play, songs, stories, and small guided learning centers. Transitional Kindergarten serves children who have September, October, November, and early December birthdays and will attend regular Kindergarten next year. Our goal is to educate the whole child and provide opportunities to learn in many different ways to prepare them for Kindergarten. So far, it looks to be paying off. Test scores and teacher surveys show that almost all of our students are in the top 50% with many in the top 25% district-wide. While TK is a district program, and children from all over town are enrolled, my class has many second language learners and children who live in low-income households.

My Project

Books are a wonderful thing! Children who are read to often have a more developed vocabulary and stronger academic skills than their peers. As we read and discuss these books, my students work on social skills and problem solving as well as academic concepts. I specifically picked out books to help my children understand and practice empathy, sharing, and as well as bringing math and science alive through stories.

Over one-third of my classroom library was written 10-15 years ago.

They are great books, but many more great books have been written in the last ten years. I would love to be able to add these titles to my collection.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fidgety Fish (Ocean Adventures) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Pattern Bugs (Math Is Fun!) • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
The Girl and the Bicycle • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
I See You • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Hey, Water! • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Beware of the Crocodile • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Wolf in the Snow • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
Giraffe Problems • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
I Will Take A Nap! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
A-B-A-B-A―a Book of Pattern Play (Math Is CATegorical ®) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Tree for All Seasons (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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