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Ms. Yekulis from Manchester MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fairy Tale Fun in the Hallway

My students need a new round of engaging fairy tale books for hallway reading.

  • $445 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten students are enthusiastic about reading!

We are a small rural school in Michigan hard at work cultivating a culture of readers.

I am working to expand their access to reading and show them that it can move beyond the classroom, and into the hallway. The children have been immersed in a powerful variety of literature. In October they explored Caldecott Books. In November it was Reading Rainbow Books. For December they read books about the sciences. In January, they laughed their way through Theodor Seuss Geisel Awarded Books, and in February/March, they explored a whole new world of cultural immersion with Ezra Jack Keats Award Books! In April, we giggled our way through Dr. Seuss books. For the next month, we are ready to delve deeper into our fairy tales, and hopefully make a stronger connection between the book and the Fairy Tale STEM kits we have been completing for the last month!

My Project

This school year I have focused on bringing great literature front and center to my students during our down time in the hallway while they all take turns waiting to use the restroom. I have seen tremendous growth in their passion for reading this year as they have worked to be "leaders" to plan for their favorite book to read when they are finished. They are always racing one another as they vie for the book they desperately want to read that day. I have acquired new books on a monthly basis. So far the children have been immersed in Caldecott Books, Reading Rainbow Books, Life Science Books, Ezra Jack Keats Award Books, Geisel Award Books, and this month, Dr. Seuss books.

For the month of May, the children are hoping to read Fairy Tale Books, but with your help, I hope to surprise them with a twist!

Our readings have taken us all around the world, in fiction and nonfiction. In selecting these fairy tale books, I have chosen one version that is traditional, and another that is non-traditional. It may be from another country. It may be a fractured fairy tale. It might even be written in Spanish. My goal is to have them sharing these books with one another, and laughing (as they should while reading!), while they look for the similarities and differences between the two versions of the tale (and hopefully make those same connections with our Fairy Tale STEM kits!).

The enthusiasm my kindergarten students have developed for the written word this year is like nothing I have ever seen before. Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far, and thank you to everyone who will help us along the way one last time.

Ms. Yekulis
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 21 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Frog Prince, Continued (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Beauty and the Beast • Amazon Business $15.36 1 $15.36
Beauty and the Beast: La Bella y la Bestia (Bilingual Fairy Tales) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Goldilocks and the Three Bears • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
Hansel and Gretel • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Sleeping Beauty: Based on the Original Story by the Brothers Grimm • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Sleeping Beauty: A Mid-Century Fairy Tale • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Rapunzel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Three Pigs • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Cinderella • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Egyptian Cinderella • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Princess and the Peas • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
The Frog Prince (Once Upon a Timeless Tale) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut!: The Story of Rapunzel as Told by Dame Gothel (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
The Gingerbread Man • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Jack and the Beanstalk (Folk Tale Classics) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Little Red Riding Hood (Folk Tale Classics) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Folk Tale Classics) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
The Princess and the Pea (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Snow White Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales (Multicultural Fairy Tales) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Listen, My Bridge Is SO Cool!: The Story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff as Told by the Troll (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Blancanieves (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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