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Dr. Massey from Greenville SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Once Upon A Time

My students need a felt retelling board and the felt board pieces to retell their favorite fairy tales.

  • $170 goal

This project expired on November 27, 2014.

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My Students

Remember reading those words, "Once Upon A Time," and knowing that you were getting ready to read an adventure. Many of my students have never heard fairy tales before and once they begin they beg to hear more!

My girls attend a public Title One school, in South Carolina.

We are a single gender classroom of 27 kindergarten girls. All of my students are on free lunch. We are a great group of girls that simply love coming to school and love to learn. Since most have limited resources at home and only 6 have been to preschool or daycare, we really start from ground zero in August. By June, it is amazing to see how these precious girls have blossomed and are actually at home teaching their younger siblings, and in some cases teaching their parents how to read or even how to speak English.

My Project

My girls come in with a very limited knowledge of literature especially the genre of fairy tales. As the girls learn the fairy tales, not only are they learning about a new genre of literature but they are learning the components of fairy tales along with the components of all literature pieces. They are learning the characters, the setting, the main event and the details, the beginning, middle, and end, and of course, the problem and solution. They need a felt board and the felt board pieces to retell their favorite fairy tales. As the girls read and discuss these books, not only are they growing in their reading skills but in their verbal skills. As they retell the story with their felt board characters, the girls can act out the story and retell it in order to their friend. They can also pretend they are the different characters and retell it from their point of view as well. Just imagine the skills they are conquering while at the same time being problem solvers and using them imaginations.

With your help, my girls will have the opportunity to not just retell a fairy tale they have heard read aloud, but they will be able to use the mentor text alongside of the felt board pieces to retell the story and make it come to life.

When students are able to put their learning into their own words and their own hands, then they have ownership of their learning. They beg to practice, and they truly learn the information instead of remembering it long enough to just get by.

Dr. Massey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FT230X - Fairy Tales Felt Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
KX23 - 24" x 36" Flannel Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

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