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  • $455 goal

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Mrs. Arnold
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learning Can Be Fun With Kid Friendly Mentor Texts!

My students need these mentor texts for our new reading curriculum to make it more engaging and fun!

My Students

I have the privilege of working with some amazing, creative children every day. Many of my students grow up in households with parents that work multiple jobs. Many of these seven and eight year old children see and are responsible for more in their day to day life then they should at such a young age. Seeing their bright and enthusiastic smiles every morning proves to me that I am in the right field and the least I can do for them is to make learning fun and to provide a safe environment for a few hours a day.

We fail together, make mistakes together, but most of all we learn and grow together.

I try to not only teach my students reading, math, social studies, and science, but also life lessons, as well. The first thing they learn from me is that we are a family no matter what. This teaches them to be empathetic and it is amazing to watch them cheer each other on at all stages of their learning!

My Project

I am always looking for new ways to make learning fun in my classroom. I recently purchased a new reading curriculum that was created and tested in a REAL teacher's classroom. I have tried a month of it and my kids absolutely love it and it shows in their understanding of concepts I have been trying to teach since August.

Learning can be fun if brought to the child's level!

This new curriculum teaches reading skills through fun read alouds that the kids actually enjoy and understand. This project is for the books to read aloud. These books aren't just books to these kids. They open a land of imagination and learning that weave together and best yet they share these new experiences with their friends. We read these books twice together but many of them ask to then read them over again by themselves or to a friend because they truly love these books. None of this would be possible without these books.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
How to Catch Santa • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.38 1 $12.38
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
How to Catch an Elf • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
Run, Turkey, Run! • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
The Great Reindeer Rebellion • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Turkey Claus • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Koala Lou • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Salamander Room • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
That's What Leprechauns Do • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Miss Rumphius • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Akiak A Tale From the Iditarod • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Night Tree • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Santa Lost His Job • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stone Soup An Old Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Spiders • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Three Snow Bears • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Los Tres Pequenos Jabalies/The Three Little Javelinas • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Plump And Perky Turkey • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback) • Amazon Business $5.43 1 $5.43
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
Christmas Around the World • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Legend of the Poinsettia • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Edward the Emu • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Visitor for Bear • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fireflies • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Library Lion • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chester's Way • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sheila Rae, the Brave • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Bad Case of Stripes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Old Elm Speaks Tree Poems • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Paper Bag Princess • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What a Hippopota-Mess! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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This project will reach 20 students.

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