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Mrs. Wentz from Round Lake IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Re-Imagining Folktales

My students need folktales from around the world and quality hand puppets.

  • $376 goal

This project expired on September 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a special education teacher in inclusive 2nd grade and 3rd grade classrooms in Illinois. Our school is a Title 1 school where 92% of students are low-income and 48% are English language learners. Our community is home to an increasing number of refugees, and in my two classes alone, eight different native languages are spoken in my students' homes.

My students are an incredibly diverse community of learners with a wide variety of interests, learning styles, ability levels, cultural backgrounds, strengths and needs.

My Project

My students will be introduced to the folktale genre with an oral retelling of The Tortoise and the Hare with puppets. They will go on to explore fables, fairy tales, and trickster tales from around the world. Through reading multiple versions of certain folktales, my students will learn how they are passed down through history and change through time and culture.

From West Africa to Japan, Scandinavia to Mexico, China to the South, this collection of folktales will expose my students to new stories, as well as familiar favorites retold in different ways.

As a culminating project, my students will re-imagine a favorite folktale in their own way. They will write their own "fractured fairy tales" to share with their peers and families.

Mrs. Wentz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 56 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Folkmanis Cottontail Rabbit Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $30.97 1 $30.97
Momotaro and the Island of Ogres • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Folkmanis Tortoise Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Fox and the Crow • Amazon Business $16.65 1 $16.65
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Mitten • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Japanese Children's Favorite Stories: Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Honey. Honey. Lion! A Story from Africa (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Mouse & Lion • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Hare and Tortoise • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Three Ninja Pigs • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Three Pigs • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Mama Panya's Pancakes • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Little Red Riding Hood - A Newfangled Prairie Tale (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Little Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Mirandy and Brother Wind (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Cinderella • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Adelita • Amazon Business $5.34 1 $5.34
The Stinky Giant (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fox and Crow Are Not Friends (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$284.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$319.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.30

Total project goal

$375.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$375.32

5 Donors

-$321.02

Donations toward project cost

-$277.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.65

match offer

-$49.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$41.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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