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

Falling in Love with Characters in 1st Grade

My students need sets of books to read in guided reading groups. These series books allow them to engage with characters and practice their fluency and comprehension skills.

  • $360 goal

This project expired on July 21, 2018.

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My Students

Our first grade classroom is full of young and enthusiastic readers that are ready to learn. They are a diverse group of students who often do not have the resources at home to have access to a variety of books.

My first graders love to read and learn- but they need help to access all that reading has to offer.

Many of our students receive free or reduced lunch and qualify for assistance. They are a motivated and driven group of students who take pride in their work and progress.

My Project

My students need access to books that are on their level and have engaging characters. Our school uses the Reading Workshop model. This means that students need to have approximately 10 just right books in their book bins at a time to read. That can be close to 200 books for the entire class at a time!

Our classroom library is where our students go to find engaging characters and stories to practice their reading skills.

The stories of Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby, Little Bear, and Katie Woo are engaging books that with stories and characters that my students can relate to. These beloved series books will be used in both independent reading, where my students can read them alone, and small guided reading groups, which will allow them to read in a small group and discuss these new character friends. With these books, my students will be able to get to know characters such as Little Bear, Mr. Putter and Tabby, and Henry and Mudge across multiple stories. They will be able to discuss with their peers how the characters grow and change. These sets of books will give them the chance to fall in love with reading.

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

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mr. Putter & Tabby See the Stars • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea • Amazon Business $5.09 5 $25.45
Father Bear Comes Home (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.95 5 $24.75
Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake • Amazon Business $4.18 5 $20.90
Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch Level 2 Reader (Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Little Bear and the Marco Polo (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Katie's Spooky Sleepover (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $3.95 5 $19.75
Henry And Mudge And The Long Weekend: Ready-To-Read Level 2 (Paper) • Amazon Business $3.74 5 $18.70
Katie Woo Has the Flu • Amazon Business $3.70 5 $18.50
Little Bear (An I Can Read Book) • Amazon Business $3.52 5 $17.60
Cartwheel Katie (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $2.86 5 $14.30
Henry And Mudge First Book • Amazon Business $2.81 5 $14.05
Henry And Mudge And The Happy Cat • Amazon Business $2.81 5 $14.05
Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $2.78 5 $13.90

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