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Mrs. Melvin from Fayetteville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bursting with Book Variations!

My students need various classroom text selections such as Bubba, The Cowboy Prince and The Egyptian Cinderella to help reinforce Common Core skills.

  • $183 goal

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My Students

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - unknown.

I teach my students to believe in succeeding, to believe in themselves.

In my classroom, I strive to inspire daily. The power of education is limitless. My students are the future.

My school is located near a large military base, and although many students come to me from diverse backgrounds, they always have one thing in common, an eagerness to learn.

Approximately 547 children attend my school and identify mostly as Multiracial, Black, non-Hispanic, and Asian. 100% of the students here receive free breakfast and lunch. We are also a Title I school with at least 40% of a school's students coming from low-income families.

Our school is a well maintained school with a loving, caring administrator, as well as teachers and support staff who do everything within their power to see that the needs of the students are met.

My Project

My students need access to a selection of book variations to reinforce their Common Core skills. An important skill that our first grades must master involves comparing and contrasting the adventures of characters withing two text variations, while notating key details and events. What better way to master this skill, than through the use of classic children's stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella?

Obtaining the materials requested will enable my students to compare and contrast the adventures of the characters, an immensely important first grade skill.

My students already love to read and this is an excellent way to strengthen both their comprehension and fluency skills. Most of my students are independent readers who will read these texts during center work while my emerging or early readers will choral read with me in small groups. I look forward to bringing these exciting texts into my classroom.

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

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bubba, The Cowboy Prince • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (Picture Puffin) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Kate and the Beanstalk (Anne Schwartz Books) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Irish Cinderlad (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Egyptian Cinderella • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Korean Cinderella (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

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