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Ms. Abby from Saint Paul MN is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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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

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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!

Ms. Abby
Grades PreK-2
  • West Side Summit Charter School
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Half of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 24 students.

    9 donors have given to this project.

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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

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