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Ms. Friedland from Bloomington MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Curl Up and Read!

Help me give my students stuffed animal "reading buddies" to curl up and read to!

  • $229 goal

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My Students

My third graders come to school every day because they know it is a safe place where someone will protect and care about them. Ninety percent of the students attending my school qualify to receive free or reduced-price lunch. They come from broken families or parents who work multiple jobs just to pay rent. It is hard for them to continue their learning at home because parents are working hard to make ends meet, or they simply don't have any materials to work with. Due to this fact, many of them are below grade level and struggling to get caught up.

My Project

A lot of my students are low level readers or English Language Learners, and have trouble finding books and staying engaged. We've been working on ways to find "books you love," but my students still struggle to read for more than a few minutes at a time.

I want my students to have a true love for reading!

I've heard of programs where dogs come to schools, students read to the dogs, and are extremely engaged! Since my school does not have that program, I'm hoping "reading buddies" are the next best thing! I'd like my students to be able to choose a stuffed animal buddy and read to them during their independent reading time. This will then, hopefully, promote a positive environment where students are truly engaged in their reading! I want my students to have that feeling where they don't want to put down their book, and I'm hoping reading buddies will move them in that direction!

Ms. Friedland
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aurora World Plush Western Plush Horse, Dakota • Amazon Business $16.45 1 $16.45
Aurora World Destination Nation Giraffe Plush, 12" • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Wild Republic Three Toed Sloth Plush, Stuffed Animal, Plush Toy, Gifts for Kids, Cuddlekins 12 Inches • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Wild Republic Wolf Plush, Stuffed Animal, Plush Toy, Gifts for Kids, Cuddlekins 12 Inches • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Aurora Bundle of 2 Stuffed Beanbag Animals - Blueberry Ripple Unicorn & JellyRoll Unicorn, Blue, Pink • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
Aurora World Fat Cats Muffins Tuxedo Plush • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Aurora World Flopsie Plush Goldie Labrador Dog, 12" • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Aurora World Flopsie Cheetah 12" • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Aurora World Miyoni Black Bear Plush, Black, Small • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Wsnyy Loot Supply Llama Plush Stuffed Toys Doll for Great Game Fans, Soft Firgure Video Game Troll Stash Animal Alpaca Girls for Kids,27CM/10.6 inch • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Lazada Koala Stuffed Animal Plush Baby Gifts Toy Dolls 5" • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
AP Adventure Planet Plush - GREAT WHITE SHARK ( 13 inch ) • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Aurora 31735 Frolick Frog Stuffed Animal Plush Toy, 8" • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78

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