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Mr. DeLaO from Albuquerque NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Give Em' Pumpkin To Talk About

Help me give my students a highly engaging, fun filled adventure exploring pumpkins with amazing children's books.

  • $176 goal

This project expired on March 2, 2019.

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My Students

My students are culturally and linguistically diverse and are socioeconomically diverse but predominantly Title I. Our neighborhood is an older downtown community that is vibrant and active and very community oriented. Culture and traditions play a big role in who we are as a school and learning community. My students participate in school community programs like our Homework Diner, Fall Festival, and Bellas Artes Festival.

My very young students love to explore and make discoveries in their sensory world.

They are curious and inquiring when they are on field trips to museums and cultural landmarks.

Students and teachers alike are embracing new and bigger and bolder ways to bring more movement and exploration to their learning day. Play is a very important part of their day. All the students created State Fair exhibits for our Western Days at the Fair.

What makes these students special is their zest for discovering and learning something new everyday. Show and Tell is tantamount to a major presentation! The items brought in foster high interest and wonder. Using all their five senses captures their imagination.

My Project

I started teaching a Kindergarten and 1st grade combination class and realized I had no books about pumpkins. I want to provide my very young students with a variety of high quality children's books about pumpkins. I want to get fiction and non-fiction books to give emergent readers an opportunity to grow with interesting material.

Supporting emergent readers with interesting and beautifully illustrated books about a topic they love (pumpkins) helps create highly literate students.

Early readers are matching text to illustrations and what better way than providing students with text they can access. They can also use these books to support their emerging writing skills. I want to encourage a passion for reading and writing.

Mr. DeLaO
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Very Best Pumpkin • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Pumpkin Smasher • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Roll-Away Pumpkin • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin (Oversized Board Book) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Big Pumpkin • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pumpkin Jack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pumpkins (Celebrate Fall) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie (Picture the Seasons) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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