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Mrs. Reddick from Tallahassee FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cuddle Up and Read!

Help me give my students cute and cuddly stuffed animals to read with each night, all year long.

  • $242 goal

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My Students

Did you love stuffed animals as a child? Did you ever enjoy cuddling with your favorite stuffed animal and reading a favorite book? With my project, I want each of the 12 boys and 7 girls in my class to experience the excitement of reading to a stuffed animal each night. As an educator, my job is to ensure a love of reading in each of the 19 (seven to nine year old) children in my class. My vision is to do that, not only in the classroom, but with each of the children snuggling up at night and reading with a cuddly Beanie Baby, since nightly reading is part of our weekly homework. This project gives all of my students, who come from all cultures, various incomes and from different areas of our suburban town, the opportunity to thrive and excel in reading. I know this project will excite every child in my class!

My Project

With my Cuddle Up and Read project I want to inspire my students to become lifelong readers. I want them to enjoy reading because it is fun, not because someone is asking them to do it. With this project each child in my class will adopt a Beanie Baby for a week and read to it each night. At the end of the week they will be able to adopt a different Beanie Baby for the following week.

Each child will need to fill out an “adoption card” by filling in the Beanie Baby’s name and the student’s name on the adoption card.

On the card each child will also sign a pledge to read each night to the Beanie Baby. With this project, I hope that my students will become more fluent readers with better comprehension, but also find an author or a series that turns them on to the love of reading. I am hoping each child will not be reading each night because it is their homework but because they can’t wait to fall into a good book.

Mrs. Reddick
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 19 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scorch The Dragon The Beanie Baby (Retired) • Amazon Business $10.89 2 $21.78
Ty Beanie Babies - Mystic the Unicorn with Iridescent Horn • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
TY Beanie Baby Baldy the Bald Eagle • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Ty Beanie Babies - Chip the Cat • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
TY Beanie Baby - SNIP the Cat • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
BEANIE BABIES Ty Seaweed The Otter • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
TY Beanie Baby - PRICKLES the Hedgehog • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
TY Beanie Baby - WHISPER the Deer • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
TY Beanie Baby VALENTINA Bear Valentine Day Heart Teddy 8" • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Ty Beanie Babies Erin The Irish St Patricks Teddy Bear • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Ty Beanie Babies - Trumpet the Elephant • Amazon Business $8.42 1 $8.42
Ty Beanie Babies - Iggy the Iguana • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Ty Beanie Babies Freckles The Spotted Leopard • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Ty Beanie Babies - The Beginning the Bear • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30
Ty Beanie Baby Twigs The Giraffe • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Ty Beanie Babies Bones Dog • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
TY Beanie Baby - BLIZZARD the White Tiger • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Ty Beanie Babies Chocolate the Moose • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85

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