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Mrs. Hendricks from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Me A Story . . . Please?

My students need audio books to support the reading curriculum and foster a love of stories. These 36 titles include The Cat in the Hat: Book & CD, "Day Is Done," Little Bear Collections-CD, and many more.

  • $373 goal

This project expired on December 20, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the joy of having a story read to you when you were five? I loved being read to, and I want my students to be able to have that same experience while still meeting academic expectations.

After two years of planning, our school is ready to open this fall.

We are opening in a neighborhood where the students are often overlooked and underserved in the schools. Our charter school will offer scholars a chance for individualized instruction, a strong school community, and a focus on college readiness. We are a small school, with only five classes right now, but our numbers are growing by leaps and bounds. Our kindergarten is full, so full we may have to add another section!

My Project

I have met this year's scholars, and they are excited to start kindergarten! I want them to start the year off right - with lots of books to read and listen to. Reading is going to be our largest focus and in order for me to provide the best possible instruction my students need to be able to "read" books before they actually learn to read! Listening centers and audio books can provide just that. Listening centers give my scholars the chance to practice following along with the words in a book, recognize familiar words in print, and learn how to pronounce tricky words. They also help English language learners hear the spoken word. Audio books can also provide a glimpse into worlds of adventure and imagination, something every child should have the opportunity to experience.

Audio books provide a glimpse into worlds of adventure and imagination, something every child should have the opportunity to experience.

My goal is to teach a generation of scholars who love reading so much they get in trouble for reading books when they should be paying attention to me!

Mrs. Hendricks
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Princess of Pink Treasury • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Day Is Done • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Where the Wild Things Are (Audio) • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Lilly''s Big Day and Other Stories: 9 Stories Kevin Henkes, P • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Little Bear Collections-CD • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Something Big Has Been Here • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Little Bear Collections-CD • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Olivia Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator), Read by Dam • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Book & CD Bill Martin Jr., John Arc • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Feast for 10 • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Tacky the Penguin • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Ira Sleeps Over (Read-Along Book and CD Favorite Series) Ber • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Skippjon Jones in the Dog House • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Giraffes Can''t Dance • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin Jr. • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Snow • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrato • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Owl Babies • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Fancy Nancy at the Museum (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'' • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Mouse Soup [I Can Read Series, Level 2] Arnold Lobel, Arnold • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Ella the Elegant Elephant • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pocket for Corduroy Book and CD • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pocket for Corduroy Book and CD • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (How Do Dinosaurs...? Serie • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Thomas and the Rumors • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Fox in Socks: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
The Cat in the Hat: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Ice Bear • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Ugly Duckling • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
No Mirrors in My Nana''s House Ysaye M. Barnwell, Synthia Sai • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Over in the Meadow Michael Evans (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Five Little Ducks • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Over in the Meadow Michael Evans (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed-CD Only • AKJ Books $3.65 1 $3.65

Materials cost

$282.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$316.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.92

Total project goal

$372.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$372.79

6 Donors

-$245.00

Donations toward project cost

-$215.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$119.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$101.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

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$0.00

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