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Mrs. Britton
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Raccoon Puppet, Book Creations, and Twist/Read Eggs for 1st

My students need a large adorable raccoon puppet, Twist and Read Word Family Eggs, 3 hardcover creative writing books, and a brightly colored storage tote.

Please help me to create a very special first-grade memory. I am a first-grade teacher in a wonderful school in Wisconsin. My students are very special, and I just love going to school everyday to see the sparkle in their little 5-8 year old eyes. I truly have the most special job in the world and treasure everyday with my students!

On the very first day of school every year, I read the story, “The Kissing Hand,” about a little raccoon that leaves his mothers’ side to go to school. She kisses him in the center of his palm, and leaves a little heart. After the story, we make handprints with a heart in the center and send this home with a poem that usually brings a tear to our parents’ eyes. What a special, special memory.

I am asking for an adorable raccoon puppet to go along with the story, which I can use to greet the students on the first day of school. Then, it can continue to greet them on a daily basis as our class mascot! It is the perfect connection to the raccoon stories that I read during the first week, and on into the school year. Next, I am asking for a tote and 12 colorful twist and learn reading eggs. The kids will love learning to read words during center time with these fun eggs. Learning chunks will be a treat with these eggs-citing manipulatives. The last thing I am asking for is 3 hardcover creative writing blank books. My little students are working very hard in Writers' Workshop. They are writing every single day, and I want them to have the opportunity to write and illustrate a real book. It will be so much fun for them to read their creations to the rest of the class.

I hope you will consider funding my proposal for an adorably fuzzy raccoon puppet to greet my students on the first day of first-grade and throughout the year, the colorful and fun Twist and Read Eggs and tote, and 3 hardcover creative writing blank books. These and other hands on activities in my classroom will help my students to have some very special memories of first-grade, along with an excitement for reading that will make them want to gobble up books. Thank you so much for looking at my proposal and my students thank you as well. They will be so excited to get these items!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL319 - Twist & Read Word Family Eggs • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
AA773 - Blank Hardcover Book - Each • Lakeshore Learning $3.29 3 $9.87
YB10YE - Lakeshore Storage Boxes - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning $4.49 1 $4.49
PUPPET LRG RACCOON • Highsmith $39.37 1 $39.37

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