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Mrs. Basic from Minnetonka MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drama! Puppets! Stories! Oh, My!

My students need a puppet theater, puppets, and high interest books to help practice reading and retelling! These also help develop background knowledge and understanding for the lessons they will experience at our K-12 school.

  • $582 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school each day prepared to bring their very best in academic achievement, behavior, and attitude and challenges them to attain their highest potential. They work very hard at being the best version of themselves and concentrate on displaying citizenship, integrity, perseverance, excellence, and respect. They expect the very best from their teachers as we uphold these standards.

We educate each other in a classical enviroment that teaches truth, beauty and goodess, prepares students to be exemplary and knowledgeable citizens, instills a life long passion for learning, and values self discipline.

At a first grade level, my students have embodied these priniciples and devour every academic lesson provided to them. My school and classroom are comprised of a very diverse group of students, many of which have come from other countries. Many students came not speaking any, or limited English, and need background experiences to help them comprehend literature that is a part of our curriculum.

My Project

First graders need plenty of opportunities to read and retell their stories. Puppet play is the perfect developmental activity for my students to do so in a fun way! My students who are of diverse backgrounds need background knowledge for which to build upon to be successful at our classical K-12 school.

In first grade, we study the classic fables and fairy tales, alongside other high-interest, high-engagment, self selected reading books at their reading level to accomplish our goals of developing strong readers who love to read!

Using puppets to retell our stories helps my students really engage with their learning. Also, having plenty of high interest stories available for them to choose from to read and interact with helps them further develop background knowledge and an understanding of grade level concerns and issues.

Mrs. Basic
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HABA Doorway Puppet Theater - Space Saver with Adjustable Rod Fits in Most Doorways • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read Value Pack: Henry and Mudge; Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move; Henry and Mudge in the Green Time; Henry and Mudge ... and Mudge and the Happy Cat (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
HABA Glove Puppet Sleeping Beauty • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
HABA Grandma Glove Puppet • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
HABA Glove Puppet Frog King • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Haba Prince Glove Puppet • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
HABA Witch Glove Puppet • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
HABA Wolf Glove Puppet Plush • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Haba Little Red Riding Hood Glove Puppet • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Haba Princess Glove Puppet • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Mammoths on the Move • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Fiesta Toys Exotic Dinosaur Plush-11" Wooly Mammoth Animal • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
How to Babysit a Grandpa • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Tom Thumb • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hooway for Wodney Wat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
"Could Be Worse!" (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Sam the Minuteman (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
George Washington and the General's Dog (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Minnie and Moo: Wanted Dead or Alive (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Annie and Snowball and the Grandmother Night • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Hamster Holmes, A Mystery Comes Knocking • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Hamster Holmes, Combing for Clues • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Hamster Holmes, On the Right Track • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry And Mudge And The Careful Cousin: Ready-To-Read Level 2 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pony Scouts: The Camping Trip (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
George the Drummer Boy (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
A Horse Named Bob (I Can Read! / A Horse Named Bob) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Golly Sisters Go West (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Annie and Snowball and the Thankful Friends • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Here Comes the Strikeout! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Detective Dinosaur (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83
Small Wolf (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Little Lucy (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Small Wolf (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Surprises (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Surprises (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Annie and Snowball and the Surprise Day • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
Good Work, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.33 1 $3.33
The Long Way to a New Land (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81

Materials cost

$457.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.16

Total project goal

$581.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$581.07

4 Donors

-$531.07

Donations toward project cost

-$451.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.66

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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