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Ms. Riedl from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Community Helpers

My students need play dough, glue, and erasers as well as books about community helpers that depict authentic experiences but are still kid friendly and visually stimulating.

  • $167 goal

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My Students

My students are always eager and ready to learn! They are a busy little group of kind, fun-loving, respectful five-year-olds. Each is different; each is unique.

Many speak another language as their primary language.

We are a very diverse group, allowing for the sharing and acceptance of different cultures. Most come from loving homes, but not all have access to quality educational materials. School is special and important to them for this reason. Many of my students have parents who did not receive a full K-12 education, but their parents are very active and involved in their education, as they understand the opportunities that an education can provide.

My Project

During our Heroes and Helpers unit, students learn how people work together to contribute to a community, and how many people have jobs that help everyone in the community.

These books are very kid friendly and will be placed in our Social Studies center, allowing for kindergarteners to explore the books at their own pace and immerse themselves in pretend play as community helpers.

Most of my kindergarteners have fewer than 20 books at home, so providing a literacy-rich environment that is both accessible and attractive to the students at school is vital to building a solid foundation in literacy, especially for my English Language Learners.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Flipside Products Dry Erase and Chalkboard Felt Eraser Pack, 24 Erasers • Amazon Business $16.41 1 $16.41
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count - Great For Making Slime • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Let's Meet a Teacher (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Police Officer (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Librarian (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Veterinarian (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Construction Worker (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Firefighter (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Dentist (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Let's Meet a Doctor (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26

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