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Mrs. Tennies from Troy MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Book a Day Brings Reading Joy for Life

My students need books like "Pink is for Boys" and "Rock What Ya Got"!

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a very collaborative building that supports the needs of all of the students. All of our K/1 classrooms loop, which allows us, as teachers, to really get to know our students in the two years we have them. As a team, we collaborate, create and celebrate the growth and learning of all of our students, regardless of the classroom they are in. At the end of each day, we meet for closing activities and this year we would love for those activities to include a book-a-day.

My Project

Sometimes, in order to ensure we get through all of the curricula, reading for the enjoyment of reading gets left behind. This year, during a session at nErDcampMI, I was inspired by a teacher and her classroom book a day project. She talked about a simple concept that would allow my classroom the joy of hearing a book a day while exposing students to a variety of cultures and differences.

Books such as "Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut", "Beautiful" and "All Are Welcome" are not only artfully designed and a joy to listen to, they also reinforce the important theme of pride in yourself and acceptance of all.

Each day, as a K/1 team, we would use these books to facilitate conversations on a variety of topics, but more importantly in developing a love and passion for reading. So please help me give students these types of books and help our school become a classroom book a day site!

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rock What Ya Got • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Izzy Gizmo • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Mother Bruce • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Saffron Ice Cream • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
I Love My Purse • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Misunderstood Shark • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Saturday Is Swimming Day • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Cece Loves Science • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
I'm Sad (The I'm Books) • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
The One Day House • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Off & Away • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
The Little Red Fort • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Beautiful • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Bruce's Big Move (Mother Bruce) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Not Quite Narwhal • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Brave • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Creepy Pair of Underwear! • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Escargot • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
BE QUIET! • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! - The Itchy Book! • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94

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