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Ms. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Literature to Enhance Curriculum

The cost of 27 math-related books from Barnes and Noble is $248, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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My school started a new Math curriculum this year. We were given the resource books and materials, and we even went to good professional development sessions supporting this series. However, the teachers are missing one extremely important piece to this curriculum's puzzle, the supporting literature. Many lessons and units in this Kindergarten curriculum require or strongly suggest the use of certain read alouds to teach the lessons and secure student understanding of concepts. It is so difficult to do a lesson on creating a class counting book modeled after Donald Crew's Ten Black Dots when you don't have the book to read to your class. Unfortunately this happens often when planing and implementing this curriculum and it is difficult to purchase or track these titles down at the library every week. Therefore, I am requesting a number of books that will greatly enhance the quality of Math instruction that my Kindergarteners receive. One reason I think it is so important to use this literature alongside the lessons of the curriculum is that my students from Chicago's South Side don't always get a lot of exposure to good quality literature outside of the classroom. I think it is important to expose these students to as much good literature as possible and that includes literature relevant to all parts and subjects of our day. I need these books to help enhance student understanding of everyday Kindergarten mathematical concepts, and I need these books available in my classroom for daily read alouds or individual student reading so that students will become familiar and comfortable with the texts and, therefore, the mathematical concepts they are learning.

Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
How Many Bugs in a Box? David A. Carter, David A. Carter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
There Were Ten in the Bed (Greek-language Edition) Annie Kubler, Pam Adams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Grouchy Ladybug Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Much Bigger than Martin Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Bugs Joan Richards Wright, Nancy Winslow Parker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Very Busy Spider Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Alphabet City Stephen T. Johnson, Kristin Gilson (Editor), Stephen T. Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
26 Letters and 99 Cents Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ten Black Dots Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Benny's Pennies Pat Brisson, Bob Barner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Icky Bug Alphabet Book Jerry Pallotta, Ralph Masiello (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Feast for 10 Cathryn Falwell • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Trains Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On Lois Ehlert • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Ladybug, Ladybug Ruth Brown • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
House Is a House for Me Mary Ann Hoberman, Betty Fraser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
This Is the Way We Go to School Edith Baer, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
How Many Snails?: A Counting Book Paul Giganti, Amy Cohn (Editor), Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car Eileen Christelow, Eileen Christelow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Eileen Christelow, Eileen Christelow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Just a Little Bit Ann Tompert, Lynn M. Munsinger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Mouse Count Ellen Stoll Walsh • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Give Me Half! Stuart J. Murphy, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Rosie's Walk Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Too Many Balloons Catherine Matthias, Gene Sharp (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Shape Henry Arthur Pluckrose, Contribution by Ramona G. Choos • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45

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