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Mrs. Mahlenkamp from Haslet TX is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands on Early Literacy

Help me give my students fun literacy opportunities to make stories come to life!

  • $822 goal

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My Students

Hello from Kindergarten! I teach an amazing group of 5 and 6 year olds with a variety of needs. There are students in our class working on literacy goals that range from learning letters and sounds to emergent readers to more advanced readers. They are a sweet group of students not only learning a love of literacy but they are truly a class team. They genuinely support and care about one another. They inspire me daily to be a better teacher and hep them to succeed.

My goal is to use this project as an opportunity to meet them at their level support their learning in the classroom.

My Project

Our classroom has students with a variety of prior learning experiences. These materials will help them actively engage in storytelling by using communication skills as well as reinforce early reading skills by using the big books. Using the retell pieces and big books will make the stories come to life!

Our classroom readers will help transfer their storytelling knowledge to experience both fiction and non fiction texts in small group reading.

Finally, the legos provide a tactile way to bring in science, technology, engineering and math as they can problem solve to create a bridge for the Billy Goats to cross or retell other stories.

Mrs. Mahlenkamp
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiction/Nonfiction Emergent 60-Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $281.66 1 $281.66
Letters • LEGO Education $109.95 1 $109.95
Large Building Plates Set • LEGO Education $44.95 1 $44.95
LC260X - Storytelling Puppets - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LA954 - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LA990 - Storytelling Board with Magnetic Backing • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
BK371 - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.95 1 $27.95
BK646 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK331 - The Gingerbread Boy Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
LA835 - Storytelling Glove • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LC356 - Word Building Magnetic Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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