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Ms. O'Donnell from Tucson AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Books to Spark Young Minds

My students need beautiful picture books like, "You Are Stardust," "Wild Ideas," and "Beyond the Pond."

  • $454 goal

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My Students

I want my students to feel fulfilled at the end of the year. I want them to feel as though this year in Kindergarten with me has been eye opening and full of new learning experiences. I want them to feel as if they've been on an incredible journey of creativity and inspiration.

My students love books.

They love reading books, and they love when I read books, but they also just enjoy looking at the books and making up their own stories. I've seen groups of them huddled around a book open on the floor and pointing out the crazy things in an illustration. They always want to look at the newest book I get from the book fair or the book club. They absorb books like a sponge.

My Project

My students will listen to these books read aloud during story time and then get to enjoy the books when they are put in the classroom library. I know they will love pouring through the pages and rereading the text and examining the beautiful artwork.

I believe that kids are inspired by art and illustrations.

I've seen my students gravitate to the books with the elaborate illustrations or the funny tricks it does with words or pages. Think of some recent great books like Herve Tullet's, "Press Here." My students love that book. It was one of the first books I read to them this year and I saw them gravitate to this book over and over again. Original and vivid books pull my students in to reading.

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Atlas of Adventures: A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the globe. • Amazon Business $20.40 1 $20.40
The Wonder Garden: Wander through 5 habitats to discover 80 amazing animals • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
Where Does Rabbit Live?: A Big Book of Animal Searches • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Search and Spot: Animals! (A Search and Spot Book) • Amazon Business $16.18 1 $16.18
Busy Bunny Days: In the Town, On the Farm & At the Port • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Before After • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
Wild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
The Most Wonderful Thing in The World • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
You Are Stardust • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
Walk This World • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
One Thousand Things: learn your first words with Little Mouse • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
The Little Gardener • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Whisper • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Beyond the Pond • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Who Done It? • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Where's the Pair? • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
No Such Thing • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Journey • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
A B See • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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