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Mrs. Thomas from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Young Authors Bloom!

My students need books by amazing authors added to our classroom library that can inspire and motivate them to grow as young writers.

  • $467 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nothing is more inspiring than seeing that SPARK happen when a kindergarten student hears an amazing story that gives them an idea for a wonderful story all their own. They pick up a pencil... A few crayons... And WOW!

My students are Kindergarteners in a public school serving 100% Military Families.

The class is a diverse group of 4-5 year olds ready to begin their Elementary School experience. Many of our Kindergarten students come with little/no preschool experience and we are their first opportunity to have educational resources that can help them flourish!

My Project

These books will be used in Author studies for our Writer's Workshop. Students will have the opportunities to be immersed in great writing by award winning authors. In turn, they will learn about what great writers do and find inspiration for books they will write on their own.

With opportunities to hear and read great children's books, these students will grow as writers!

They will find motivation for ideas of their own and have daily experience being a writer. They will be able to choose their own topics, find inspiration from a favorite book or character and let their imaginations do the rest!

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Mrs. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alice the Fairy David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Lots of Spots • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Boo to You! • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Color Farm Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Color Zoo • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Mossy • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Hedgie''s Surprise Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Hedgie Blasts Off! Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Old Bear • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
No, David! • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Duck on a Bike David Shannon • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Knuffle Bunny • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
A Good Day Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Ol'' Mama Squirrel • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Tad and Dad • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Good Boy, Fergus! David Shannon • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Penny and Her Marble • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Penny and Her Doll • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Umbrella • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Dreams Ezra Jack Keats, Joy Peskin (Editor), Ezra Jack Keats • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Snowballs • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Top Cat • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Jennie''s Hat Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Pete the Cat: Rock On, Mom and Dad! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Daisy Comes Home • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Town Mouse Country Mouse • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Pigeon Loves Things That Go! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Over in the Meadow: A Counting-out Rhythm Ezra Jack Keats, E • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Peter''s Chair • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Louie • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Pete the Cat: Construction Destruction • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Just a Mess • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just a Little Luck • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
All By Myself • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete''s Big Lunch • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat''s Train Trip • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just my Friend and Me • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just Me and My Puppy • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just Me and My Mom • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just Me and My Little Brother • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Penny and Her Song • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just Me and My Little Brother • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just Going to the Dentist Mercer Mayer • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just Me and My Babysitter • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just for You • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

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