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Mrs. Lory from Friendship WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need fiction, nonfiction, and math-themed books to foster the development of their reading and math skills during whole group instruction.

  • $519 goal

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My Students

My first graders love to learn! Our classroom is a positive environment where students regularly display positive character traits like empathy, compassion, kindness, and perseverance. We are a rural farming community. Our school serves students in grades Pre-K through 5th. Within the population, 17% are students with disabilities and 80% are economically disadvantaged. We provide a free breakfast and lunch to all children in the school district. Because of declining enrollment, our school also receives less funding than 5-10 years ago and continues to face a budget crisis. With your support, I will be able to teach the foundations of literacy (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension), using high-quality literature, to my students.

My first-graders are excited to transition from learning to decode and read the words on the page to understanding what is happening in the books that they are reading!

In our classroom, students can be seen engaged in a variety of activities, such as reader's workshop, literacy workstations, guided reading, shared reading, writer's workshop, guided math, math workstations, and science exploration.

My Project

The books I am requesting will be used as Read Alouds during our literacy and math lessons. I will be using these carefully selected texts to teach a variety of literacy skills, including vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. I will be using the math-themed books to reinforce a variety of math skills, including addition/subtraction, greater than/less than, measurement, and graphing.

These high-interest books will be used to help my students learn to make predictions, compare and contrast texts, develop their vocabulary, and to make personal connections.

Included in my project are storage cases, which will be extremely useful for organizing the books, lesson plans, materials, and other related resources.

Mrs. Lory
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS 12" x 12" Portable Project Case, 6 Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Snowy Weather Days (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Clouds (Bullfrog Books: Weather Watch) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Duck! Rabbit! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully (The Kissing Hand Series) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
The Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
A Drop Around the World • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
My Secret Bully • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scarecrow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fire Trucks (Pull Ahead Books) (Pull Ahead Transportation) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
What Is A Gas? (Matter Close-Up) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
What Is Motion? (Motion Close-Up) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What's It Like to Be a Fish? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ramps (Blastoff! Readers: Simple Machines) (Simple Machines: Blastoff Readers, Level 4) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Animals Grow and Change (Introducing Living Things) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Day and Night (First Step Nonfiction: Discovering Nature's Cycles) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Petite Rouge (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Snowmen at Night (Storytown Library, Grade K, Story 8) • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Zinnia's Flower Garden • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Let's Fly a Kite (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Matter (Paperback) (Blastoff! Readers:First Science) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
It Looked Like Spilt Milk • Amazon Business $4.72 1 $4.72
One-Dog Canoe • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65
National Geographic Readers: George Washington (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.24 1 $3.24
The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top: A Book About Volcanoes (Magic School Bus) • Amazon Business $3.23 1 $3.23
Little Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48
Days with Frog and Toad (I Can Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $1.98 1 $1.98

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