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Mrs. DeDonado from Greenville MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Write Through Our Mentors

My students need mentor books like "What do Authors Do?" To assist with their Writer's Workshop including fiction, nonfiction, how-to and drawing books.

  • $342 goal

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My Students

Kindergarten is often believed to include nap time and lots of playtime...that is not the case. These kids learn to read, to add and subtract and are expected to control their natural energy at this young age! Kindergarten is the building block in which all grades build from.

My students are amazing.

I have an average of 25 students that range in abilities. Approximately 49% of our school is on free and reduced lunch; therefore their is a high level of low SES students. Our school is extremely family oriented and prides themselves on getting parents and families involved. There are many parent nights, fun nights and curriculum nights to get them involved.

My Project

We are looking to get the mentor texts that are used within our Writer's Workshop curriculum, therefore these materials will be used on a daily basis. Some of the books we requested will be used during the fiction unit, some non-fiction and some opinion writing. These books will be read aloud and also referenced throughout the lessons. The students will also be able to use these books as examples for their personal writing as well as to encourage them to try new things within their writing.

All of these books like "What do Authors Do?" And "Peter's Chair" will be such a gift to our classroom.

They will give students a chance to read, study and listen to these mentor authors. The students will be able to try out new things in their writing as taught through the Writer's Workshop mini lesson and viewed throughout these mentor texts.

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Mrs. DeDonado
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Aint Gonna Paint No More • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Bigmama''s • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Pumpkin Book • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Growing Vegetable Soup • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Pancakes for Breakfast Tomie dePaola, Tomie de Paola (Illust • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Best Story • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Snowy Day • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Just Ducks! • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Peter''s Chair • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties Jane O''Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
My Mouth Is a Volcano! A014 • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue A013 • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
A Seed Is Sleepy • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Good Dog, Carl (Classic Board Books Series) Alexandra Day, A • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Earrings! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Scarecrow • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
When I Was Five • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Perfect Pet Margie Palatini, Bruce Whatley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ice Bear • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Charlie Needs A Cloak • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Red Rubber Boot Day • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Froggy Learns to Swim • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
What Do Authors Do • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Paperboy • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Joshua''s Night • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
How to Draw Animals • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
How to Draw Pets Barbara Soloff Levy • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Berries to Jelly Inez Snyder • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Sap To Syrup • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Oranges to Orange Juice • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Wax to Crayons • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
The Author With The Fancy Purple Pen • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55

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