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Ms. Stockwell from Bremerton WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Help Practice for the First Grade Reading Debut

Help me give my students books to help them practice for their Reading Debut!

  • $534 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class of first grade students are from a small, military-heavy area. Many of them move around quite often and can have a very hard time adjusting to new schools. I believe in making their time in the classroom as fun and memorable as I can while still giving them the education they deserve.

Each year, the first grade students participate in a special reading event to try to help them show off and celebrate their success as new readers.

My Project

Each year, the first grade puts on 6 reading debuts; two per class, half the class at a time. These reading debuts take a lot of time, effort and practice to put together. The reading debut is a time where the students sit in front of their parents and their classmates to showcase what they have learned to this point in the year. They are so proud of themselves and so are their parents. It is a time where every student gets to feel successful and special.

Right now we only have one set of books to split between three classes.

To get the time in that they need, another set of books would be an amazing help. We spend hours each week reading these books, practicing fluency, accuracy, and pacing. The students learn to read in different voices for different characters, how to pause for dramatic effect, and how to be more comfortable reading in front of people.

Ms. Stockwell
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 21 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ping Pong Pig • Amazon Business $28.90 1 $28.90
Chickens to the Rescue (Barnyard Rescue) • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Dogku • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17
Olivia Saves the Circus • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Kitten's First Full Moon • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
If You Give a Pig a Party • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Little Pink Pup • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Zorro Gets an Outfit (Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Leap Back Home to Me • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
This Is Not My Hat • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pete's a Pizza • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Pig the Pug • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Cat the Cat, Who Is That? (Cat the Cat Series) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Fancy Nancy • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Widget: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
If You Give a Pig a Pancake • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon series) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig (A Pig in a Wig Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Is Chasing Duck? (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Pig Kahuna • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
We Are Growing! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
A Dark, Dark Tale (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Mac and Cheese (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Buzz Said the Bee, Grade 1 (Hello Reader) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Silly Milly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Just a Mess (Little Critter) (Look-Look) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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