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Mrs. Holbrook from Burien WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Alouds in Kindergarten

My students need 36 Read Aloud Books, including "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!", "The Snowy Day" and "Rumpelstiltskin".

  • $418 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach All-Day Kindergarten. I have 24 students, 16 are boys!! Reading is the core of my instruction and having the students all day I am able to focus more of my time to teaching reading comprehension skills.

I was able to purchase an amazing Read Aloud curriculum called Interactive Read-Alouds by Linda Hoyt. The curriculum focuses on comprehension, story elements, vocabulary and literacy language, literary elements and devices, genre, and writing traits. The curriculum contains over 60 lessons using classic children's literature. Although I have a few of the books needed for the curriculum I am still missing a majority of the books needed.

My students need Read Aloud Books to supplement a Read Aloud Curriculum that I use. These books would bring excitement to reading and comprehension to these kindergarteners. Also these books would assist other kindergarteners for years to come.

Your help will ensure that my kindergarteners will have a strong foundation in literacy and more importantly develop a life-long love of reading!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Worm Doreen Cronin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
No, David! David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.99 1 $11.99
Kitten's First Full Moon Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Where's Spot? Eric Hill, Eric Hill (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Ten, Nine, Eight Molly Bang, Molly Bang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Good Dog, Carl Alexandra Day, Alexandra Day (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Tomorrow's Alphabet George Shannon, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Rumpelstiltskin Brothers Grimm, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator), Retold by Paul O. Zelinsky • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Q Is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game Michael Folsom, Mary Elting, Jack Kent (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Rotten Ralph Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Quick As a Cricket Audrey Wood, Don Wood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Rosie's Walk Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
We're Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle (Illustrator), Stringari (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Noisy Nora Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chicken Little Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Inch by Inch Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Galimoto Karen Lynn Williams, Catherine Stock (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Strega Nona Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Art Lesson Tomie dePaola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback, Simms Taback (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Olivia Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
The Ghost-Eye Tree Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, Ted Rand (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Tops and Bottoms Janet Stevens, Stevens, Janet Stevens (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.60 1 $13.60
The Bremen-Town Musicians Ilse Plume, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle, Leiggi • Barnes and Noble $13.19 1 $13.19
Hattie And The Fox Mem Fox, Patricia Mullins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Farmer Duck Martin Waddell, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Virginia Lee Burton, Virginia Lee Burton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
A Pocket for Corduroy Don Freeman, Don Freeman (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Wednesday Surprise Eve Bunting, Donald Carrick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.04 1 $11.04
Blueberries for Sal Robert McCloskey, Robert McCloskey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19

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