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Mrs. Rubenstein from Loxahatchee FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It Just Makes Sense!

My students need books that will stimulate their senses--sight, touch, smell and hearing.

  • $245 goal

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My Students

As a kindergarten teacher, I set the stage for the rest of a child's school experience. This year, I am teaching a group of "advanced" students. My school is located in the outskirts of the "big city" in South Florida--in a rural community. Within my class I have a group of diverse backgrounds, including students who speak English as a second language. My biggest challenge will be to enrich their life experiences and challenge their thinking. Therefore, my goal this year is to deliver a classroom learning environment that offers authentic and real-world applications. I am also striving to integrate science into my reading block. By doing so, I hope that my students will become engaged in learning and put forth their best effort every day.

My Project

In our first kindergarten units, we will be exploring our five senses and how to become a lifelong reader. Many kids are reluctant readers when it comes to independent reading time. But by combining the five senses and reading unit, I can engage the students with a plethora of books to explore. The students will become captivated by the sights, smells and textures and sounds found within the AMAZING world of books with your help! This year, I am seeking help to grow my library of books that will engage the students and stimulate their sense of sight, touch, hearing and smell.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHASE'S SUPER SNIFFE • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Never Touch a Monster • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? sound book (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Noisy Things That Go: My First Touch and Feel Sound Book • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ready or Not, Here Comes Peanut Butter!: A Scratch-and-Sniff Book • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
The Smell of Victory! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Noisy Baby Animals (My First) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Llama Llama Yum Yum Yum! • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Noisy Trucks (My First Touch and Feel Sound Book) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Noisy Dinosaurs (My First Touch and Feel Sound Book) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Never Touch a Dinosaur! • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies? • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Never Touch a Dragon • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
The Sweet Smells of Zahramay Falls (Shimmer and Shine) (Nickelodeon Shimmer and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
The Spooky Smells of Halloween (Scented Storybook) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Daniel's Sweet Trip to the Bakery: A Scratch-&-Sniff Book (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Scholastic reader, Level 1: I Spy 4 Picture Riddle Books • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
I Spy Animals • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

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