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Mrs. W. from Sinton TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Novel Unit - The Cricket In Times Square

The cost of 23 copies of The Cricket in Times Square from Barnes and Noble and a Cricket in Times Square Poster from Highsmith, Inc. is $218, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach Gifted and Talented students in the fourth grade. I LOVE teaching novel units and whenever I hear of a great novel, I read the book to see if it would be something my students would be interested in. A fellow college friend told me about a novel entitled "The Cricket In Times Square." She said she read the book to her sixth grade class at a previous school. I read the novel and there is so much extra "stuff" that we can do with the book! It's about a cricket who travels to New York City. He sees all kinds of sights, landmarks that New York is famous for. For example, the cricket travels to Chinatown and I thought that I would bring in some green tea and authentic Chinese food for my kids to try. The students in my district do not have the means to travel, in fact most them have never been outside of our county! I would love for them to experience things they could not experience in a small town. I am requesting a class set of "The Cricket in Times Square" as well as planning guides to create an exciting novel unit that will enable my students to gain new experiences. This novel unit will not benefit my current class, but it will be used in all of my future classes.

Mrs. W.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poster, The Cricket in Times Square • Highsmith Inc. $7.91 1 $7.91
The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket Series) George Selden, Garth Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 23 $134.55

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