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Mrs. Smith from San Antonio TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Chicken Dance and Monkey Moves to Inspire Rocking Readers!

Help me give my students some outstanding literature and colorful puppets to stimulate their imaginations and improve their literacy!

  • $256 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The library is a focal point of learning for over 650 diverse students. Kindergartners, fifth graders, and all the grades in between read, explore, build, create and learn in this awesome space. Our school strives to promote the Leader in Me concepts which encourage students to be proactive in their learning. We teach students to begin with the end in mind, so students come to the library eager to find and read great new books. Students who discover wonderful literature to read and exciting manipulatives are capable of success in all areas of their learning. These motivated students will strive to become global citizens. With all of our kids qualifying for free meals, exposure to terrific books and learning resources like puppets allow them a fantastic opportunity to challenge their minds and develop creative ideas.

My students are eager to learn and clever in their abilities, and when given a variety of books and puppets they engage in the learning process.

They begin to anticipate their time in the library, and they look forward to selecting new books and creating puppet plays each day. Creativity and connection to literature develop strong, independent readers! Let's go!

My Project

Bright, shining faces pop up in the library each day ready to hear a great story and to watch the story come to life with colorful puppets! My eager students delight in lively experiences that bring literature to life! Using puppets and poetry, my students connect to wonderful books and come back for another story again...and again. This project will add a few more lifelike animal puppets and complimentary literature pieces to enlighten my learners.

"Life's like a movie, write your own ending; Keep believing, keep pretending," says Jim Henson.

With some new fun stories and a great poetry book, my students will hear excellent literature to enrich their minds. Adding some colorful puppets promotes a connection to each story and offers students a chance to retell the tales and express their view. Students can retell these stories with the use of a chicken, a dog, or a rat puppet in the library. They experience joy and stretch their creative minds when presenting their retellings. We will make book covers to share our thoughts and ideas about the books we read. Let's encourage their voices, their creative play, and their imagination with enchanting literature and lively puppets. I look forward to the moments ahead with our young performers!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Folkmanis Panting Dog Hand Puppet Plush • Amazon Business $35.89 1 $35.89
Folkmanis Turtleneck Turtle Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Folkmanis Pack Rat Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $24.67 1 $24.67
Chicken Little • Amazon Business $16.55 1 $16.55
Folkmanis Funky Chicken Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors (Sidman, Joyce) • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Inside My Imagination • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Awesome DEAL! 3 Rolls of FUNKY STICKERS 100 ea; HEART - STAR - SMILEY FACE - Groovy 60's 70's PARTY Supplies 300 Stickers • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74

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