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Ms. Speich from Reedsburg WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Aloud Books Spark Joyful Celebrations

Help me give my students 25 read aloud books to foster joyful celebrations every time they are read.

  • $422 goal

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My Students

My six and seven year old students take on school adventures with a smile and a growth mindset. We are nestled in a rural community. More than a third of students in our school come from economically disadvantaged families. All students in our district are offered free breakfast. Students within my classroom are surrounded with lack of structure and stability in their homes. Despite these facts, my students come to school eager to learn and to be surrounded by loving and caring first-grade friends.

We strive to grow our minds in ways we may have never imagined!

My Project

These books will be used as read alouds. Every morning and throughout the day we gather on our rainbow rug at the center of our room for read alouds. As I read I will periodically stop reading our book and have my students turn and talk to a partner about what they are noticing or to answer a question I have posed. My students will hastily turn to their partner and burst out their thoughts to sharing their thinking. Once we have read our books the book will be added into our classroom library. Our classroom library is a cherished area of our room. It is a cozy area of our room where students can get lost in their books.

Read alouds build a joyful classroom community.

These books will allow my students to transport to different worlds, those filled with diverse characters and settings. We can explore these different cultures, locations around the world, and historical time through these books.

With these books, my students will have more opportunities for collaborative conversations. My students love for books and reading will be fueled through these read aloud books. My students love being read to and I love sharing books with them. As we read more books together, we are building a foundation for future learning.

Ms. Speich
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Blue Whale • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
A Book of Bridges: Here To There and Me To You • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Hannah and Sugar • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What's Your Favorite Color? (Eric Carle and Friends' What's Your Favorite) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Curious Garden • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
This is My Book! • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Bee Dance • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Bug Zoo: Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase Book • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Blizzard • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
A Small Blue Whale • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lexie the Word Wrangler • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Wake Up! • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12) • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Margaret and the Moon • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
King of the Sky • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Tek: The Modern Cave Boy • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Trapped! A Whale's Rescue • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
If You Plant a Seed • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29

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