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Mrs. Phaup from Langley AFB VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Literacy Engaging for 1st Graders

Help me give my students a rich and wide variety of books for my classroom.

  • $488 goal

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My Students

My school is comprised of 100% military children. My students' parents are often on long deployments, but the students find comfort in that many of their classmates have also faced similar circumstances. The students find support in each other and in our school environment. The community that makes up our school is very close knit and very unique.

Since the students at my school are all military children, my classroom is comprise of students from all over the country and world.

The students find common ground with their unique lifestyle of being a military child.

My Project

Having this set of picture books within my classroom will allow my students to be introduced to a wide variety of beautiful picture books and stories. The picture books will allow me to introduce literacy skills and science concepts through the use of engaging and thought provoking read aloud books.

These picture books will also encourage discussion among my students on a wide variety of topics.

Not only will the students be discussing the theme behind each story, they will also be using learned literacy skills while they read. In addition, many of the books can be used to discuss cross-curricula topics in science and social studies.

The requested books will enhance the classroom setting, making it an engaging place to learn about first grade literacy skills.

Mrs. Phaup
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Very Busy Spider • AKJ Education $19.79 1 $19.79
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Pout-Pout Fish, The • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Whistle for Willie • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Snowmen at Night • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
That's What Friends Are For • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
A Bad Case Of Stripes • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Owen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Tops & Bottoms • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Stellaluna • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Chester's Way • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hey, Little Ant • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Duck! Rabbit! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
What's It Like to Be a Fish? • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Mice; nonfiction • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
My Secret Bully • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fire Trucks • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Pumpkin Circle The Story of a Garden • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
It Looked Like Spilt Milk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Snowy Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
From Caterpillar to Butterfly • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Zinnia's Flower Garden • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Matthew and Tilly • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
National Geographic Readers: Planets • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Weather • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: George Washington • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Volcanoes! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Ants • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Bats • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Let's Fly a Kite • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Days with Frog and Toad • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Red Riding Hood • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
From Seed to Pumpkin • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95

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