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Mrs. Byrne from Arlington TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Books to Life

My students need several books like "Fish Is Fish" and "Sheep in a Jeep" that go with lesson plans provided by a teacher's magazine, and they also need a complete listening center of phonemic awareness activities.

  • $479 goal

This project expired on January 6, 2011.

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My Students

Children love a good book as much as adults do. In order for kids to better comprehend stories, finding age-appropriate activities that go with the books are essential.

I have the privilege of teaching kindergarten in a low-income school in North Texas.

Many of my students do not speak english at home. Some of my English speakers have poor grammar skills and a limited vocabulary as well. Modeling good grammar and reading books to my students will help improve these skills.

My Project

My students need several books like "Fish Is Fish" and "Sheep in a Jeep" that go with lesson plans provided by a teacher's magazine, and they also need a complete listening center of phonemic awareness activities. I subscribe to a magazine for kindergarten teachers. One of the things I love about this magazine is that it features well known children's books in each publication. These features include activities incorporating math, writing, sometimes science, and art projects associated with the book. Many of my students do not speak English at home. They need hands-on activities that reinforce the books that we have read to help improve their language skills and comprehension. These activities help them to do that. I am asking for 14 books such as, "Sheep in a Jeep," "The Relatives Came," and "Bear Snores On." In addition to the books, I am also asking for a listening center that has a phonemic awareness lesson for each letter of the alphabet and a set of sorting/pocket chart activities for literacy groups.

I am so fortunate to love my job.

One of the reasons I love my job is because I love my students like they were my own. Please help me fill my reading area and lesson plans with some amazing books and activities. Thank you for adding some great resources to my literacy groups. These young minds deserve the best materials for their classroom. Thank you for providing them.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Song and Dance Man Karen Ackerman, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Miss Nelson Is Missing! Harry G. Allard Jr., James Marshall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Lunch Denise Fleming, Denise Fleming (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Hattie And The Fox Mem Fox, Patricia Mullins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Don't Forget the Bacon! Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Wind Blew Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Fish Is Fish Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.79 1 $13.79
Mud Mary Lyn Ray, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
The Relatives Came Cynthia Rylant, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Sheep in a Jeep Nancy E. Shaw, Margot Apple (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
The Gigantic Turnip Aleksei Tolstoy, Niamh Sharkey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Bear Snores On Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Alphabet Adventure Audrey Wood, Bruce Robert Wood (Illustrator), Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Silly Sally Audrey Wood • Barnes and Noble $11.62 1 $11.62
JJ131 - Listen & Learn Letter Sounds Activity Program - CD Version • Lakeshore Learning $199.00 1 $199.00
FF635X - Photographic Sorting Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95

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