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Ms. Clemente from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights! Camera! Action! Family Movie!

Help me give my students books in Spanish and storytelling props in order to develop oral language and comprehension skills!

  • $829 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a dual-language classroom in a Title I school district. This means my students all come from Spanish-speaking homes, and most of them come from poverty. My students are trying to learn all the objectives that the state requires them to learn at the same time that they are trying to learn a new language.

My school district was devastated during Harvey, and just two days ago was again affected by tropical depression Imelda.

Our students and parents have gone through a lot in the last few years! My students' parents want to help their children do good in school, but many don't know how. This project will give both parents and students a chance to work together towards achieving the students' goals and give the students a love for reading that will carry on throughout their school years.

My Project

This summer I attended professional development at Rice University. We learned how essential oral language skills are for PreK students. Developing those skills helps develop many other skills like comprehension, social and emotional skills as well as literacy and math skills. They showed us how we can make oral language skills increase by having the students act out the stories we read. That also increases comprehension skills.

By allowing my students to take home these story baskets with books in their language and props for all the characters, the students will be able to work with their families re-enacting the stories (which is a PreK guideline in the state of Texas) and taking turns with them to be different characters.

I will ask the families to make videos of the whole family re-enacting these stories and play the videos for the whole class! This will motivate my students to put on their best performance for the other students.

My students will take turns taking different story baskets home for a week in order to give the parents time to make the videos.

Acting out these stories will help my students develop oral language and other skills that are essential at this age. It will also bring the families together in a fun, new way!

Ms. Clemente
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG168 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff Storytelling Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG264 - Little Red Riding Hood Storytelling Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA998 - Storytelling Lapboard • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 5 $49.95
LA835 - Storytelling Glove • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 5 $44.95
Homz 12 Qt. Snaplock Clear, 8-Pack Storage Container, White • Amazon Business $37.92 1 $37.92
The Puppet Company Traditional Story Sets Jack & The Beanstalk Book and Finger Puppets Set • Amazon Business $31.15 1 $31.15
AA167 - Little Blue Truck Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE634 - The Snowy Day Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA329 - The Napping House Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR543 - The Rainbow Fish Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA959 - The Kissing Hand Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA956 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Hansel and Gretel Toy House and Storybook Playset • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Goldilocks and The Three Bears Book and Toy Set • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
RR534 - Go Away, Big Green Monster! Storytelling Puppet Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Little Folk Visuals Brown Bear Precut Flannel/Felt Board Figures for Toddlers, Kindergarteners, Interactive Teaching 14-Piece Set for Flannel Board Stories • Amazon Business $18.21 1 $18.21
Little Folk Visuals Five Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Precut Flannel/Felt Board Figures, 9 Pieces Set • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Un beso en mi mano (The Kissing Hand Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
RIY 10Pcs Story Time Finger Puppets - Old Macdonald Had A Farm Educational Puppets • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
LC265 - Gingerbread Man Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LC266 - Little Red Hen Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
La casa adormecida • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
LC263 - Three Little Pigs Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LC262 - Three Bears Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LC261 - Three Billy Goats Gruff Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
The Rainbow Fish/Bi:libri - Eng/Spanish PB (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Un Dia de Nieve (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Three Little Pigs: Los Tres Cerditos – Bilingual English and Spanish Children's Fairy Tale Keepsake Stories, PreK–3 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Gingerbread Man: El Hombre de Pan de Jengibre – Bilingual English and Spanish Children's Fairy Tale Keepsake Stories, PreK–3 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Ricitos de Oro y los Tres Ojos – Bilingual English and Spanish Children's Fairy Tale Keepsake Stories, PreK–3: Ricitos de Oro y los tres osos • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Gingerbread Man • Amazon Business $2.95 1 $2.95
The Little Red Hen • Amazon Business $2.77 1 $2.77

Materials cost

$664.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$704.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.26

Total project goal

$828.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$828.38

1 Donor

-$414.19

Donations toward project cost

-$352.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.13

match offer

-$414.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$352.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.13

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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