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Mr. Toplikar from San Diego CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Captivated by Big Books

Help me give my students a collection of Big Books to engage my readers during shared reading!

  • $210 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first-year kindergarten teacher! The student make-up is 81% Hispanic with many students being ELLs, and nearly all students come from low-income households.

We come together each day to be a community of learners, helping each other to grow, and do our very best.

They love hands-on, active, and engaging projects and challenges that will allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They begin their love for learning in my classroom and continue throughout their educational career!

My Project

My Kindergarteners are in the very beginning stages of reading, and shared reading is an amazing time during our day to get them interested in literature! Using big books gives them access to the text and allows them to see the words and follow along! This collection that I have chosen is heavily patterned and wonderful for students to engage with.

Big Books give young readers access to the text!

I would use these books year after year and cannot wait to share them with my class! I know they will be used and loved during whole group lessons as well as during their center time and writing time! We cannot wait!

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Mr. Toplikar
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
In The Tall Tall Grass - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.19 1 $25.19
In the Small Small Pond - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.19 1 $25.19
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.16 1 $25.16
Up, Down, and Around - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.49 1 $22.49
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.99 1 $17.99
Old MacDonald Had A Farm - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.99 1 $17.99

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