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Mrs. Zeis from Cincinnati OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read All About it! Kindergarten Literacy Unit

My students need the requested books including Apples for Everyone, Dinosaurs and Snow is Falling to enrich their vocabulary, language and literacy concepts, and world knowledge.

  • $599 goal

This project expired on September 25, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at our school come from very diverse backgrounds. One hundred percent of students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Students represent more than 35 nationalities and languages. Each day students attend one of 5 language classes daily, including: English as a Second Language, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Arabic. We are a magnet school in an urban school district with students coming from a variety of places across the city to attend our school.

Kindergarten is an exciting and very important year in a child’s education.

I want my students to learn the importance of their education beginning in kindergarten. We are learning so much every day and I want them all to continue their success throughout their education. My kindergarten students LOVE to learn!

My Project

The donations to this project will help my diverse students expand their vocabulary, literacy skills and overall content knowledge. The books requested for this project are a part of a yearlong unit that covers a variety of topics. The books will be used for whole class read aloud and then be a part of weekly center activities to reinforce concepts. Each book fits within a weekly theme and typically includes fiction and non-fiction pairs or books that fit within the same topic.

In the kindergarten classroom, read aloud is a daily occurrence.

Effectively using read aloud with engaging children’s books can expand a child’s knowledge so much more than you may imagine. From seemingly simple concepts to the much more complex- the possibilities are endless! Through classroom read aloud children are exposed to proper reading fluency, reading with excitement and enthusiasm, a more sophisticated vocabulary and so much more. You may be surprised hearing kindergarten students using words like nocturnal, delight, or frightened- but teach them and they can learn SO much! Not only is it exciting for me as their teacher to hear them use these powerful words, the students are just as excited if not more excited to learn the words and use them. The content, vocabulary and concepts within these books teach the students about a range of topics from specific animals to family and friendship and so much more! Developing a child’s knowledge early in their education can significantly impact their education as they advance.

Reading these high quality children’s books aloud to the students can benefit the students in so many ways!

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ron's Big Mission • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Ten Red Apples • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
If I Knew A Polar Bear • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tap the Magic Tree • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
Bunnies (Cute and Cuddly: Baby Animals) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Me and My Amazing Body • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Shades of People • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Tiny Seed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs (Harry and the Dinosaurs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
A Baby Rabbit Story (Baby Animals) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Transportation in My Neighborhood • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Scarecrow • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Creak! Said the Bed • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Little Scarecrow Boy • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Storm Is Coming! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ice Bear: Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Moon (First Step Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Places in My Community (My World) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Little Critter® I Am Sharing (Little Critter series) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Three Bears • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
What Is Veterans Day? (I Like Holidays!) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Gingerbread Boy (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Three Little Pigs (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Reindeer (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.02 1 $6.02
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (Sandpiper Books) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Snow Is Falling (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Apples for Everyone (Picture the Seasons) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Tree For All Seasons (Avenues) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
National Geographic Readers: Trucks • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
When I Get Bigger • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Greedy Python (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Ponies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bats • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Planes • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Hop, Bunny!: Explore the Forest • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $3.71 1 $3.71
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Frogs • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
The Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
National Geographic Readers: Trains • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
National Geographic Readers: Owls • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.83 1 $2.83
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $2.41 1 $2.41
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $2.41 1 $2.41

Materials cost

$472.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.84

Total project goal

$598.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.93

9 Donors

-$389.52

Donations toward project cost

-$334.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.68

match offer

-$205.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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