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Mrs. Sayre from Belmont OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Be Friends! Introducing Early Learners to Rich Literacy Experiences

Help me give my students authentic literature experiences as we build vocabulary, oral language, phonemic awareness, comprehension, and phonics skills. These titles and organizational supplies will support intentional instruction to build these skills and foster success.

  • $761 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of transitional kindergarteners who came to school with limited school-ready skills, including limited early literacy experiences. Over 85% of my students have a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan to target missing literacy skills and to minimize their at-risk academic status. Additionally, about 1/4 of my students also have targeted intervention assistance plans specific to literacy skills.

Most of my students are discovering academic and social experiences for the very first time.

The growth in these areas has been exponential and amazing to witness!We are using a hands-on approach to develop a deeper understanding of literacy and math skills, using authentic literature intentionally paired with nonfiction texts, to prepare them for traditional kindergarten and successful school careers.

My Project

Most of my transitional kindergarten students come to school with VERY limited literacy experiences. This project is aimed to introduce these children to rich, authentic experiences with authentic literature, paired with a nonfiction text selection, to foster a lifelong appreciation with them.

These intentional selections are chosen to not only provide strong language experiences but also to provide real world connections and content knowledge.

These titles are aligned with the KinderLiteracy program, which gets kids talking about books, makes real-life connections, promotes life skills, and builds vocabulary. It is my hope that these experiences will not only be the first steps in bridging the gap but also the foundation for academic success and engagement.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Poly Expanding Hanging File Pockets, Letter, Assorted, 5/Pack (3 Packs of 5) • Amazon Business $32.34 3 $97.02
What Is Veterans Day? (I Like Holidays!) • Amazon Business $23.60 1 $23.60
The Hat • Amazon Business $17.21 1 $17.21
The Mitten • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17
Hogwash! (Wilson, Karma) • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
Ron's Big Mission • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Journeys: Read Aloud Grade K A Tiger Grows Up • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
I Don't Want to Be a Frog • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Pirates Don't Change Diapers • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
Duck for President • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
How I Became a Pirate • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones (World of Nature Series) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body) • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Bear's Loose Tooth (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Charlie Needs a Cloak • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
All about Teeth (Healthy Teeth) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
A Tiger Cub Grows Up (Baby Animals) • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Little Scarecrow Boy • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (Sandpiper Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me: Miniature Edition (The World of Eric Carle Miniature Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Moon (First Step Nonfiction ― Space) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ice Bear: Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Storm Is Coming! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What Does the President Do? (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: American Symbols) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Places in My Community (My World: Reading Level G) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Gingerbread Boy (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
Reindeer (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G) (My World: Reading Level G) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Firefighters Help (Our Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Snow Is Falling (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
Owl Babies • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Me and My Amazing Body • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
The Story of the White House (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Let's Visit the White House (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Ponies • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Click, Clack, Moo/Ready-to-Read: Cows That Type (A Click Clack Book) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
National Geographic Readers: Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bats • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
When I Get Bigger • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Owls • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Chicken (Life Cycles) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Big Frank's Fire Truck (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $2.26 1 $2.26

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