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Ms. Tingen from La Grange NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mercy Me! An Animal Invasion in the Classroom!

Help me give my students humorous, high interest books to read so they may enhance their fluency with a variety of authors using familiar text and animals that they want to read about and love.

  • $230 goal

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My Students

My funny, witty and adventurous students want to READ books that they can relate to and find humorous! They are curious, full of excitement, and eager to read books with exciting animal characters, plots and facts. My children come to me from a variety of family situations and have many different learning styles.

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty; It should be offered as a gift.(Kate DiCamillo)

I teach second grade in a Title I school. We reside in a small rural town in which students receive free breakfast and lunch. Even though they are only in second grade and face many challenges, I believe these children should be given the opportunity to have a variety of literature to read that appeals to their curiosity and whimsical nature.

My Project

Last year I had a student bring in a Mercy Watson book by Kate DiCamillo and asked if I would read it to the class. It was a huge hit! The kids were so engaged and everyone made a connection with this book. It was a fabulous learning experience for all. Some of my students, at that time, had never been introduced to any chapter books. Well, needless to say, I borrowed that same book this year, (from the same student last year who brought it in). She wanted me to share it with my class this year.

What a kind and generous act of kindness from a former student!

I wish to give my students the joy of reading humorous animal literature this year as well. I will use these book for interactive read aloud, as well as, independent reading and take home books for parents.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $75.00 1 $75.00
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Frog and Toad and Friends Box Set (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
OLIVIA Loves to Read: Olivia Trains Her Cat; Olivia and Her Ducklings; Olivia Takes a Trip; Olivia and the Snow Day; Olivia Plants a Garden; Olivia Goes Camping (Olivia TV Tie-in) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
What If You Had An Animal Nose? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What If You Had Animal Feet? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What If You Had Animal Eyes? • Amazon Business $4.57 1 $4.57
What If You Had Animal Ears? • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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