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Mrs. Dunsworth from Richardson TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Read Alouds Virtually

Help me give my students books about shapes, kindness, movement, rainbows, colors, and rhyming words.

  • $283 goal

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My Students

My pre-k students are four and five-year-olds who come from high poverty or English as second language homes. This year, my students are all learning virtually from home.

For most of my students, my classroom is their first school experience and they come with such an excitement for learning and trying new things, like working with puzzles, listening to a book, or painting.

I am privileged to watch them grow and develop skills in such a hands-on environment.

My Project

Having engaging read alouds with my pre-k students can be challenging since I am a virtual teacher this year. Having books with bright illustrations and photographs will help keep their focus. After reading the books about shapes, I can give my students a variety of paper shapes to use in creating their own picture and design, which is a hands on way to reinforce the concepts and their creativity.

Many of these books emphasize the concepts of kindness, inclusion of others, and show diverse characters which is so crucial to promote in read alouds.

These books are also packed with rhyming words and examples of alliteration which are important for my students to hear on a regular basis.

Mrs. Dunsworth
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 26 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmer and the Rainbow • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Smiley Shark and the Great Big Hiccup • Amazon Business $16.36 1 $16.36
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum • Amazon Business $15.03 1 $15.03
A Pile of Leaves: Published in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Wheels • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Mouse Shapes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Finding Kindness • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
She's Got This • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Animal Shapes (Christopher Silas Neal) • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
The Busy Body Book: A Kid's Guide to Fitness • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Circle Dogs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Rainbow of Rocks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
Rosa Plays Ball (All about Rosa) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Rosa Rides Her Scooter (All about Rosa) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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