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Mrs. Smallwood from Jenkins KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Preschool Storytelling with Books & Puppets

My students need Eric Carle books and hand puppets to use for a creative preschool storytelling class.

  • $297 goal

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My Students

Our students come from a once thriving, coal-mining community that has been devastated by the loss of income and industry. With over 82% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches, these children are in great need of a high-quality education. Education and shared resources will be their ticket out of poverty.

My students need exposure to fun educational materials that teach them 21st century skills like coding.

Materials such as these are very expensive, but they are worth it because they enhance instruction and make learning fun!

My Project

My students will use puppets to be creative and imaginative. Using puppets along with storybooks boosts confidence in speaking and reading and also promotes small group interaction. I have found that some children who are very shy and tend not to talk very much will do just the opposite when you place a puppet on their hand. They will help their character talk and be active in their small group setting.

Children learn good etiquette when they are taking turns letting their puppet speak.

Puppets help them to develop emotionally and at the same time also help them to improve small motor skills by maneuvering the puppet.

Eric Carle's books are very colorful and perfect for young readers. My students will enjoy the beautiful illustrations and learn their colors as we read the books.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Puppet Company Large Creatures Chameleon Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $36.86 1 $36.86
Folkmanis Hermit Crab Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $21.69 1 $21.69
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle (Eric Carle's Very Series) • Amazon Business $20.25 1 $20.25
The Puppet Company Full-Bodied Animal Hand Puppets Fox • Amazon Business $18.22 1 $18.22
Hello Red Fox (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $18.10 1 $18.10
The Very Busy Spider • Amazon Business $17.59 1 $17.59
10 Little Rubber Ducks • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Mister Seahorse • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
The Grouchy Ladybug (World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
The Mixed-Up Chameleon • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Have You Seen My Cat? (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Eric Carle's How Things Grow • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
A House for Hermit Crab • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97

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