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Ms. Lee from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Once Upon A Time Fairy Tales Needed

My students need 33 fairy tales to read and compare different versions.

  • $518 goal

This project expired on June 1, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a pre-k teacher in Brooklyn. My students love to be read to every day. I am trying to encourage my students to gain the confidence to "read" on their own. To build their confidence, I want to provide as many emergent storybooks in the classroom as possible.

The majority of my students come from working families.

Sometimes they do not even see their families very often because they are trying to provide the best that they can for their children. Often they see their child care providers more often than their parents. When my students come into my classroom, my assistant and I try to make it as welcoming as possible. We start by introducing all the wonders that books have to offer. For some of my students, this is the first time people are taking the time to read to them and pay attention to what they want.

My Project

I would love for my students to make more of a connection to the stories that they read, either by remembering the sequences of events in the story or by re-creating the story as they are reading it with physical materials. Another way that I would love for my students to make a connection to the story they are reading or hearing in the classroom is to have books about fairy tales. Fairy tales are a great way to connect stories that their parents have read to them or seen the Disney version. I want my students to connect the story to the written print. The versions of the fairy tales that have been chosen vary in its content. Some are more traditional, some have variations on the ending and others come from other countries. Having my students exposed to fairy tale versions from other countries will help them to connect with other cultures and hopefully with their past as well.

My students live in one of the biggest cities in the world, it is only right that they be exposed to all the wonders that these cultures share with us.

This includes the fairy tales that come from these different cultures. My students will be exposed to different fairy tales and their versions. They will be able to make comparisons to each story and make connections to what they already know. I hope that they will be open to new versions and embrace these versions.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beauty & the Beast: A Pop-up Book of the Classic Fairy Tale Robert Sabuda, Robert Sabuda (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $21.59 1 $21.59
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Robert Sabuda (Illustrator), Lewis Carroll • AKJ BOOKS $20.87 1 $20.87
Peter Pan: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up Adapted by Robert Sabuda, J.M. Barrie • AKJ BOOKS $21.59 1 $21.59
Encyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Magical Creatures Matthew Reinhart, Robert Sabuda, Robert Sabuda (Illustrator), Matthew Reinhart (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.15 1 $20.15
Winter's Tale: An Original Pop-up Journey Robert Sabuda, Robert Clarke Sabuda (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $19.40 1 $19.40
The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories: Hans Christian Andersen (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) Hans Christian Andersen • AKJ BOOKS $18.00 1 $18.00
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) Brothers Grimm, Arthur Rackham (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $18.00 1 $18.00
The Arabian Nights (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) Richard Francis Burton (Translator) • AKJ BOOKS $18.00 1 $18.00
The Velveteen Rabbit (Sandy Creek Edition) Margery Williams, Robyn Officer (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.99 1 $4.99
My Big Book of Fairytales Peter Stevenson • AKJ BOOKS $5.99 1 $5.99
Little Red Riding Hood Retold by Candice Ransom, Tammie Speer Lyon (Illustrator), Manufactured by McGraw-Hill Childrens Publishing, Brothers Grimm • AKJ BOOKS $3.59 1 $3.59
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Retold by Candice Ransom, Laura J. Bryant (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.59 1 $3.59
The Three Little Pigs Patricia Seibert, Manufactured by McGraw-Hill Childrens Publishing • AKJ BOOKS $3.59 1 $3.59
Jack and the Beanstalk Carol Ottolenghi, Manufactured by McGraw-Hill Childrens Publishing • AKJ BOOKS $3.59 1 $3.59
The Gingerbread Man Catherine Mccafferty, Manufactured by McGraw-Hill Childrens Publishing • AKJ BOOKS $3.59 1 $3.59
The Gingerbread Girl Lisa Campbell Ernst, Lisa Campbell Ernst (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.23 1 $12.23
Gingerbread Cowboy Janet Squires, Holly Berry (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.95 1 $12.95
The Gingerbread Pirates Kristin Kladstrup, Matt Tavares (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.23 1 $12.23
Gingerbread Mouse Katy Bratun, Katy Bratun (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.29 1 $6.29
The Three Little Pigs James Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.59 1 $3.59
The Three Little Pigs Agnes Mathieu (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.25 1 $6.25
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka, A. Wolf, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.19 1 $7.19
Egyptian Cinderella Shirley Climo, Ruth Heller (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.29 1 $6.29
Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella Susan Lowell, Jane Manning (Illustrator), Jane K. Manning (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.29 1 $6.29
A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up Matthew Reinhart, Matthew Reinhart (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $19.43 1 $19.43
We're Going on a Bear Hunt: A Celebratory Pop-up Edition Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $17.99 1 $17.99
Hansel and Gretel Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
Rapunzel Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
The Princess and the Pea Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator), Hans Christian Andersen • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
The Ugly Duckling Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
The Fisherman and His Wife Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
The Night Before Christmas Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
The Twelve Dancing Princesses Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator), Retold by Rachel Isadora, Based On Work by Brothers Grimm • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52

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