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Mrs. Fatsy from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need 6 Big Book Theme Packets to help learn concepts about print.

  • $400 goal

This project expired on February 23, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Try teaching Concepts of Print using small books where the punctuation marks are so tiny you practically have to place the book in front of every child's face in order for them to see it.

I am teacher in an inner city district.

Our school provides free breakfast and lunch to all students. In addition, our students also receive a nutritious snack daily. In my classroom there are wonderful boys and girls who love listening to stories and participating during reading.

My Project

I have to teach my students Concepts of Print; where to begin writing or reading, reading from left to right, where to go after the end of the line (return sweep), word by word pointing (one-to-one correspondence, concept of a letter, word and sentence, there are first and last letters in words, upper and lower case letters have purpose, different punctuation marks have meaning, etc. My students are very involved during reading and they use a hand pointer to identify concepts of print. The problem is that our books are small and it is difficult for them to identify punctuation, letters, words, etc. because they have a difficult time seeing print so small. These outstanding theme packets present literature-based learning on a grand scale!

By funding this project you will help my students learn concepts of print using the beautiful big books.

Developing concepts about print in children at an early age is invaluable to their literacy development. Without a firm grasp on these concepts, children will have trouble learning to read and write. These concepts about text give children the tools they need to read and to write by themselves.

Mrs. Fatsy
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
LC1491 - Is Your Mama a Llama? Big Book Theme Packet • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LC1471 - The Cow That Went Oink Big Book Theme Packet • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LC1484 - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Big Book Theme Packet • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LC1483 - Silly Sally Big Book Theme Packet • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LC1481 - If You Give a Moose a Muffin Big Book Theme Packet • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LC1492 - Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Big Book Theme Packet • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95

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