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Ms. Kildall from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Looking Through the Eyes of Great Authors

Help me give my students a wide variety of mentor texts to learn how great writers write!

  • $449 goal

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My Students

Connection is the most important part of my classroom. Whether that’s connecting to each other, connecting to learning, or connecting with the materials, we are lucky enough to have.

I think students learn best by doing.

I want to create a classroom where students can be hands-on and learn from being involved in learning. Please help my young learners reach their potential by donating!

I work in a diverse school in Indianapolis. We have a wonderfully diverse population with a large number of our students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. I work in a wonderful district, but often the extras that make a classroom wonderful come down to the teachers purchasing themselves. Any help is appreciated in making my students 1st grade experience as special as possible.

My Project

These books will help make our writing and reading block explode with great literature. The books represent a wide variety of genres and authors that will inspire my students’ writing.

Students learn from examples of great writing.

This library will give the students in my class access to examples of authors who are experts in their craft.

From mentor texts for personal narratives, to poems, and non-fiction books full of rich pictures, these books will be used to immerse the students in my class in different types of writing.

With these books, I am hopeful that my students will feel more confident in trying out new writing styles to create their own books! I need your help getting these books into their hands.

Ms. Kildall
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
A Nest Is Noisy • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
It's Raining Pigs & Noodles • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Pizza the Size of the Sun • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The New Kid on the Block • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Twister • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Ladybugs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Apples • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Seed Is Sleepy (Nature Books) • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
An Egg Is Quiet (Nature Books) • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Bats • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Owls • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Roller Coaster • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Spiders • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
The Honey Makers • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
I Got the Rhythm • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
A Bike Like Sergio's • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Fireflies • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Level 2 - Pandas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Planes • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Pyramids (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Slither, Snake! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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