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Mrs. Arndt from Fishers IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing Curriculum Through Picture Books

My students need new picture books to help enhance our curriculum.

  • $588 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One goal I have in my classroom is to start every morning with a read aloud that ties in with what we are learning about each day. My challenge with this goal is I lack the resources I need to achieve it.

My students enjoy reading and building their reading stamina.

They are lovers of all types of books and will read most anything. Their favorite part of our day is what we call "Stamina Time," where they get a few minutes each day to sit somewhere cozy and quietly read. They also love our read aloud time, where we read through chapter books together.

My Project

My students and I will use these carefully selected titles to enhance our reading curriculum. Each title goes along with a skill and standard that I will be teaching. With these titles, I will be able to begin many school days with a picture book that ties in with the skills and standards we're learning about. These books will increase student engagement and comprehension of our first and second grade reading and language arts standards.

"One of the greatest gifts adults can give - to their offspring and to their society - is to read to children." - Carl Sagan.

Having these titles for my students will greatly enhance their learning and understanding of skills and standards I teach in the classroom. It will also help me to be able to read aloud to them and keep their love of listening and reading new stories alive.

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Mrs. Arndt
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Im a Caterpillar (Hello Reader! Science Series) Jean Marzoll • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Trains • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Henry & Mudge Bedtime Thumps • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Henry And Mudge And Annie''s Perfect Pet • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Cat the Cat, Who Is That? (Cat the Cat Series) Mo Willems • AKJ Books $13.40 1 $13.40
Blueberries for Sal • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Bee Tree • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Titch • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Paper Crane • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Let''s Count Goats! • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Kate and Nate Are Running Late! • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Where Is the Green Sheep • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Tony Baloney • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Splat the Cat Rob Scotton, Rob Scotton (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Parts Tedd Arnold • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Girl''s Like Spaghetti • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis- • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? Brian P. Clear • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Frog and Toad Are Friends • AKJ Books $12.24 1 $12.24
Peter''s Chair • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Say Hello to Zorro! • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Ish • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
Dot • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
Phonics Readers Snow White • AKJ Books $1.65 5 $8.25
Phonic Readers Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Books $1.65 5 $8.25
Phonics Readers Three Little Pigs • AKJ Books $1.65 5 $8.25
Phonics Readers Cinderella • AKJ Books $1.65 5 $8.25
Phonics Readers The Little Mermaid • AKJ Books $1.65 5 $8.25
Phonics Readers Goldilocks and the Three Bears • AKJ Books $1.65 5 $8.25
Phonics Readers Jack and the Beanstalk • AKJ Books $1.65 5 $8.25
Rain • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Should I Share My Ice Cream? • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Peaches on the Beaches: A Book about Inflectional Endings • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Stop Dop and Flop in the Slop: A Short Vowel Sounds Book • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Whose Shoes Would You Choose?: A Long Vowel Sounds Book with Consonant Digraphs • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Silent Letters Loud and Clear Robin Pulver, Lynn Rowe Reed ( • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
If You Were a Contraction Trisha Speed Shaskan, Sara Gray (I • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Prefix • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Happy Endings • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Rain-Reading Recovery • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Jake Starts School • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Little Grunt and the Big Egg • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
I''m and Won''t, They''re and Don''t • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Everybody Cooks Rice • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
I''m and Won''t, They''re and Don''t • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07

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