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Mrs. Hamburg from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun With Puppets

My students need puppets to help them retell the stories they listen to.

  • $540 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach reading in small groups to children, who are right now, not making standards in the Bronx. I teach in a high poverty neighborhood. Many students, and their families, are new to the country. My students face many obstacles and challenges each day coming to school. Many are living in a homeless shelter, in foster care, or in a crowded apartment with their relatives. This does not stop my students' enthusiasm for learning and coming to school. My students love reading.

My Project

My students are visual learners. Telling a story using puppets helps keep my students engaged. We can discuss how the character is feeling and make connections to the character.

These books and puppets and blocks will help children become better at identifying their feelings and what they can do when they are upset.

Children need to be taught these basic skills. When children are entering school they do not have the social skills to get along with one another. These puppets will allow my students to retell a story and work together to tell the story. Reading should be enjoyable. I want to create life long readers.

Mrs. Hamburg
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO(r) DUPLO(r) Build Me "Emotions" (45018) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $72.95 1 $72.95
I'm In Control of Myself Book Set - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 3 $68.73
Little Old Lady Story Sack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $67.99 1 $67.99
Five Little Monkeys Books And Finger Puppets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.11 1 $50.11
Froggy, Books, Felt, and Doll Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $41.61 1 $41.61
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Puppet and Props • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Brown Bear Puppet and Props • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Spring Theme Book Set (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
I Have Feelings Book Set - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91

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