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Mrs. Hiskey from Kannapolis NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Ninjas

Help me give my students a joke book, ninja stories, ninja masks, bubble wands, and scratch cards to encourage them to continue being "ninja learners!"

  • $432 goal

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My Students

The last time I had my precious, nineteen students with me in class was Thursday, March 12. What they believed to be a three-day weekend has turned into our year ending with 47 days of distance learning. That has been exceptionally grueling due to the many barriers that have presented themselves during this time... lack of technology, slow or no internet, absence of adult assistance, lack of basic supplies in student homes, and the inability to meet students on their specific level with kindergarten appropriate manipulatives. Of my 20 students, there are six that are not attempting any work, and on average, only about seven are able to complete their weekly tasks.

My Project

My students this year LOVED anything ninja! We read all the ninja books we could find and acted like ninjas going silently and stealthily down the halls. But most importantly, we were "learning ninjas" in the classroom! We learned that ninjas are extremely vigilant in all aspects of their life... watching, listening, learning, and acting. It made for many productive discussions.

My students have been ninjas everyday in our kindergarten and COVID-19 shouldn't stop them from living that!

I want to give my students books to read at home so that I know they are reading. All the books that I've chosen are within my students reading abilities. The joke book will not only give my students a chance to read a different genre, but also the opportunity to have future fun with family and friends retelling the jokes over and over again. Every student will get two of the ninja stories. I have no doubt that they will fall in love with them, just like they did with all the ninja books that we read this school year. I can visualize my students putting on their "ninja masks" and using the bubble wand as a "ninja sword" in order to retell the stories they read. And I know that they will love making notes on their secret scratch cards with their wooden stylus.

COVID-19 has dramatically altered my students' kindergarten year. I want to find a way for them to complete their first year of public school knowing that they are loved and cherished! Thank you for helping!

Mrs. Hiskey
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Get the Giggles: A First Joke Book $3.99 20 $79.80
Ninja on the Job (Moby Shinobi: Scholastic Reader, Level 1) $3.99 9 $35.91
Ninja in the Kitchen (Moby Shinobi: Scholastic Reader, Level 1) $3.99 9 $35.91
Ninja at the Pet Shop (Scholastic Reader, Level 1: Moby Shinobi) $3.99 9 $35.91
Ninja on the Farm (Moby Shinobi: Scholastic Reader, Level 1) $3.99 9 $35.91
Ninja at the Firehouse (Moby Shinobi: Scholastic Reader, Level 1) $3.99 9 $35.91
Bloranda 24 Pack 15’’ Bubble Wands Assortment, 4 Colors Biggest Bubble Wands Party Favors Kids Summer Toys Outdoor Play Toys Games Christmas Birthday Party $23.99 1 $23.99
Big Mo's Toys Scratch Art - Color and Scratch Cards Party Favors with Stylus - 20 Pieces $7.99 2 $15.98
Superhero Masks, Superhero Party Mask, 24Pcs Mask for Kids with 100 Stickers $8.49 1 $8.49

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