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Mrs. Henry from Tuscaloosa AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Crazy For Books!

My students need 30+ books and audio books.

  • $368 goal

This project expired on December 27, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I can't tell you how excited I was to learn to read "The House that Jack Built" in Kindergarten for the first time. I was grinning from ear to ear, and I LOVE providing my own students with that same love for reading. There is nothing more special than to teach someone how to read! Reading opens so many doors.

Recently my current school became a "Title I" school, which means we have over 50% free and reduced lunch.

The area in which my school exists is a wonderful community-based area and my students are WONDERFUL!! My students absolutely LOVE reading and hearing others read to them. Most of my students are not blessed enough to have a lot of reading material at home. It is a joy to watch their faces light up when they read a NEW book! It is my desire to increase the amount of reading material in my classroom, because the "volume of reading is the key success."

My Project

Upon receiving these new books and audio books, my students will be able to have access to a larger volume of reading. With the audio books, my students will be able to hear fluent reading, which will increase their reading fluency. Both types of books will help my students gain an appreciation for books and foster a LOVE for reading. The wide range of genres and ability levels will appeal to each individual student and will promote even the lowest performing student to love reading.

Your donations are GREATLY appreciated.

The books will be used to provide an authentic and diverse education to today's students, which will impact tomorrow's society! I cannot wait to see my student's faces light up when they receive their new package of brand new books! Thank you so much for your support!

Mrs. Henry
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Big Blue Whale • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Jack and the Beanstalk [With CD (Audio)] Richard Walker, Nia • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Jack and the Beanstalk (Flip Up Fairy Tales Series) Barbara • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Little Red Riding Hood Jess Stockham (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Oh, the Places You''ll Go! and The Lorax Dr. Seuss, Read by T • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
My Many Colored Days Dr. Seuss, Steve Johnson (Illustrator), • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
A Field Full of Horses • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Gentle Giant Octopus • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Surprising Sharks • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
One Tiny Turtle with Audio, Peggable: Read, Listen & Wonder • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
My Dog May Be a Genius Jack Prelutsky, Read by Jack Prelutsk • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Giant Jam Sandwich: Book and CD John Vernon Lord, Janet Burr • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Something Big Has Been Here • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Shell • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
The Sugar-Plum Tree and Other Verses • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
First Thanksgiving, The • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Franklin''s Thanksgiving • AKJ Books $8.10 1 $8.10
Miss Nelson is Missing • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Teacher from the Black Lagoon • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
No More Monsters for Me! (I Can Read Book Series) Peggy Pari • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Arthur Meets the President (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc B • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day-CD • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
Jamaica''s Find (Read along Book and CD Series) Juanita Havil • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Virginia Lee Burton, Virg • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Patrick''s Dinosaurs Book and CD Carol Carrick, Donald Carric • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Rumplestiltskin (Read Along Book & CD Series) Paul Galdone • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Amelia Bedelia''s Family Album • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Good Work, Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Bedhead Margie Palatini, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Imogene''s Antlers • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Plantzilla Jerdine Nolen, Brian Keliher, David Catrow (Illus • AKJ Books $5.18 1 $5.18

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