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  • $508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Liang
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Once Upon an Insatiable Class of Readers: We Need Books!

My students need 47 books by incredible authors such as Mo Willems, Oliver Jeffers, and Peter Brown to improve our fluency and connections with stories.

My Students

After reading books from "Picture Books Teach Us 1000s of Lessons!", we just can't get enough of these books! While it's certainly important for readers to read books on their levels, we still need books that are fun and engaging that help us become life-long readers.

Most of my kids come from immigrant families with hardworking families who are doing their best to provide the best for their kids.

With many coming from an impoverished background, some students are raised by their extended family because their parents need to work many, often late, hours to support the household. Thus, families often turn to the school and classrooms to provide eye-opening experiences and to help their children grow socially and emotionally, as well as academically.

My Project

The books from "Picture Books Teach Us 1000s of Lessons!" are favorites among my students. Now that we've read and reread those books, it's time to expose them to even more books! Many of these books use humor as a vehicle to teach social skills and to appreciate each other and the everyday, little pleasures. In addition to learning valuable life-long social skills, students will learn to read with longer phrases and with fluency. Having fun books to read are an important resource to help encourage them on their journey to become life-long readers. Within the classroom, I am trying to expose the students to as many different and fun books as I can. My students relish the time of day when I break out a new, fun read aloud - a read aloud with the sole purpose of listening and enjoying. This time allows the kids to simply be kids and enjoy sitting close to me and listen to a story.

My students won't remember the mini-lesson where I'm teaching them about reading a fiction book or decoding unknown words.

What they will remember are the stories that we read - the stories that they connected with, that remind them of themselves, that show how characters interact and have fun, that show characters doing what's morally right. These stories help children envision important values and skills to have throughout life. Besides, authors are much better story-tellers than I am!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Once Upon an Alphabet • AKJ Books $17.54 1 $17.54
Beautiful Oops! • AKJ Books $13.46 1 $13.46
House Held Up by Trees • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Help! We Need a Title! • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) • AKJ Books $11.70 1 $11.70
Leonardo The Terrible Monster • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Knuffle Bunny Free • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
One • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Zero • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Andrew Drew and Drew • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
This Moose Belongs to Me • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
The Dark • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
Extra Yarn • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
Pigeon Wants a Puppy! • AKJ Books $10.39 1 $10.39
Don''t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (I • AKJ Books $10.39 1 $10.39
\ • AKJ Books $10.39 1 $10.39
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? • AKJ Books $10.39 1 $10.39
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustra • AKJ Books $10.39 1 $10.39
Don''t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • AKJ Books $10.39 1 $10.39
What''s Your Sound, Hound the Hound? (Cat the Cat Series) Mo • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! Mo Willems • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Let''s Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! (Cat the Cat Series) Mo Wil • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Happy Pig Day! • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
I Am Going! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Will • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
I Am Invited to a Party! • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
I''m a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
I Love My New Toy! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
I Will Surprise My Friend! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo W • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Let''s Go for a Drive! • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Listen to My Trumpet! • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
There Is a Bird on Your Head! (Elephant and Piggie Series) M • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Today I Will Fly (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo- • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (Elephant and Piggie Series) • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Watch Me Throw the Ball! • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Who Sleeps, Cat the Cat? • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Who Is That, Cat the Cat? • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Who Flies, Cat the Cat? • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Pigeon Loves Things That Go! • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
The Pencil • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Previously • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Flight of the Dodo • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54

Materials cost

$395.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.10

Total project goal

$507.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$507.33

9 Donors

-$408.21

Donations toward project cost

-$358.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.23

match offer

-$85.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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