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Ms. Melissa from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarteners Want Tad Hills' Books Before an Author Visit!

Help me give my students their own copies of R is for Rocket: An ABC Book by Tad Hills as well as other books for our class library.

  • $211 goal

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My Students

I teach a dynamic group of fabulous kindergarten students in an​ extremely diverse school in New York. My students love reading funny stories, writing, poetry, creating art, exploring in science, learning new words, building, dancing, singing, playing math games, playing with puppets, and learning new facts. We are obsessed with our composting worm bin!

My class absolutely loves our beloved puppet, Chef Lotsa Words.

He cooks up sight words, poems, vocabulary words, and books each day in his "magic" pot. My students are funny, enthusiastic, inquisitive, compassionate, and sweet.

My Project

My kindergarten students are going to be meeting the author/illustrator, Tad Hills! We are going to learn about how Tad uses emotions in his illustrations, how he comes up with ideas for stories and we are going to learn about how books are actually made! I know that my students are going to love meeting Tad! I would love for my students to receive their very own copy of R is for Rocket: An ABC book. I would also love to add more Tad Hills books to our class library. In addition to these amazing Tad Hills books, we would love to add the books, Jamie is Jamie, Julian is a Mermaid, A Squiggly Story and I Lost My Tooth to our class library.

Your donation will enhance our Tad Hills author visit by providing books that we can read before and after the visit!

Ms. Melissa
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book • AKJ Education $2.00 24 $48.00
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
How Rocket Learned to Read • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Rocket Writes a Story • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Drop It, Rocket! • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Rocket the Brave! • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Duck & Goose, Let's Dance! (with an original song) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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