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Ms. McKenna from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Characters to Life!

Help me give my students the gift of reading! My students really LOVE to read! These fun, engaging characters are particularly accessible to first graders, who are just learning to read.

  • $707 goal

This project expired on April 15, 2019.

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My Students

My first graders are a diverse group of students who love learning! They enter the room each day with an enthusiasm and energy that constantly remind me why I love what I do.

My students come from many different cultures, and speak many different languages.

It is beautiful to watch children communicate and make friends even when they may not speak the same language-- somehow, they find a way!

As a Title I school, we know that many of our students and families struggle financially; at our school, we do our best to make sure that our students and families are supported in every way possible so that every child can reach his or her full potential.

My Project

My first graders really LOVE to read! These fun, engaging characters practically leap off the pages, begging young readers to bring them to life by acting out their stories! This, in turn, leads to improved fluency in reading, along with a sheer joy for reading! There is nothing more exciting than walking into a first grade classroom and hearing the squeals of joy as they act out a grumpy Gerald (Elephant) or an excited Piggie! Displaying these wonderful books in this child- accessible shelf will surely grab even the most reluctant reader's attention. Please help my young beginning readers succeed!

Ms. McKenna
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina 4-Sided Storybook Theme Center • Kaplan Early Learning Company $254.96 1 $254.96
Elephant and Piggie (17 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $127.08 1 $127.08
Pigeon (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $61.31 1 $61.31
Series Sampler - Fly Guy (5 Books) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
Biscuit (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.17 1 $17.17
Biscuit's Neighborhood • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Thank You Book • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Hi, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #1) Hi, Fly Guy! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Shoo, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #3) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hooray for Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #6) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy (Fly Guy #4) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fly Guy vs. the Flyswatter! (Fly Guy #10) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Biscuit Goes to School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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