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Mrs. Madsen from Springfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books for New Readers!

Help me give my students engaging books to foster their love of reading at a young age.

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is an integrated preschool classroom located in an urban city. Most families are living below the poverty line. The classroom is made up of two sessions with fifteen children in each. The children range in ages from 3-5. Half of the children are diagnosed with special needs with developmental levels ranging from 15 months to six years old. Many of the children are also non-English speaking.

It is my goal to make these children's first school experience a memorable one.

For many of the children, when entering the classroom, it is their first opportunity to interact with peers their own age, learn songs, listen to stories, and work together to create things.

Throughout the year the children learn to be compassionate towards others and how to be a good friend. It is wonderful to watch the children teach and encourage others when needed.

My Project

Being able to add these books to my classroom library would create a space that new readers will want to visit. Preschoolers are always saying that they "can't read". These books will help enforce the idea that you don't have to read the words to enjoy a book. The books with sounds will encourage children to explore new books and have positive experiences with them. The First Word, First Animals and etc series will help with my lowest level learners. Many of the kids in my class are working on vocabulary and classification. Having sturdy board books with simple and bright colors would be wonderful. The books with CDs are another way to encourage learners to use their imaginations when hearing a story. The music provides some support for this developing skill.

Mrs. Madsen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spots: A Story about Creativity and Imagination • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Snippets: A story about paper shapes • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
First 100 Board Book Box Set (3 books) • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Splatter • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Never Let a Unicorn Scribble! • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Mix It Up (Interactive Books for Toddlers, Learning Colors for Toddlers, Preschool and Kindergarten Reading Books) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Noisy First Words (My First) • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
See, Touch, Feel: A First Sensory Book • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Noisy Animals (My First) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Noisy Things That Go (My First) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Noisy Baby Animals (My First) • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Noisy Farm (My First) • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Space Song Rocket Ride [with CD (Audio)] (Singalongs) • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
TouchThinkLearn: Wiggles: (Childrens Books Ages 1-3, Interactive Books for Toddlers, Board Books for Toddlers) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Over in the Meadow (Singalongs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dump Truck Disco [with CD (Audio)] (with CD) (Barefoot Books Singalongs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea [with Audio CD] (Singalongs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Knick Knack Paddy Whack (Singalongs) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Noisy Trucks (My First) • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Press Here • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
First 100 Words • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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