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Mrs. Horne from Lebanon OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Once Upon a Time... In 1st Grade

Help me give my students classic Fairy Tales and story retell props that engage them in the storytelling process.

  • $267 goal

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My Students

Six and seven year-olds are just about the most enthusiastic people on the planet. If you were to walk into my classroom and ask them what they are learning you might hear "I'm learning to be a better reader." "I'm getting smarter in math."... but you will also hear "I'm learning to be kind." "I'm learning to persevere."

We are a classroom family and more than anything I want for my students to feel important, empowered and part of something special - to own their dreams and their education.

I hope you will consider supporting these amazing kids with this request and other projects that make our classroom a great place to be.

My Project

Fairy tales provide the perfect opportunity for first graders to learn to identify characters and settings, study character traits, and learn to organize and sequence stories according to their events. Story structure (beginning, middle and end) is an especially tricky concept, so reading and re-reading familiar stories is an excellent way to practice these skills.

With this collection of 10 classic fairy tales, with stories like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk, my first graders will explore and discover classics while learning critical reading skills.

The story retell props will allow a playful approach to concept development - and repetitive hands-on participation is just right for these little learners. Thank you for supporting these amazing kids on their journey to becoming lifelong readers!

Mrs. Horne
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 27 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STORYTIME TOYS Goldilocks and The Three Bears Book and Toy Set • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
STORYTIME TOYS The Three Little Pigs Book and Toy Set • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Jellycat Wilderness Wolf Stuffed Animal, 14 inches • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
Great Pretenders Little Red Riding Cape Dress-Up Play • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Ikea Kelgris 3 Little Pigs Soft Plush Toy Bundle • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
The Folk Tale Classics Heirloom Library • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
The Folk Tale Classics Keepsake Collection • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
Jack and the Beanstalk (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Henny Penny (Folk Tale Classics) (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
LC265 - Gingerbread Man Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LC262 - Three Bears Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LC261 - Three Billy Goats Gruff Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LC263 - Three Little Pigs Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LC266 - Little Red Hen Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

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