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Mrs. Olufs from Rice Lake WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Read, Read!

Help me give my students quality books to read during read alouds and in our classroom library.

  • $301 goal

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My Students

My students are eager, fun loving and are excited to be at school for the first time. For many of them, this is their first, full day experience with school, learning and making friends. They are excited about the small things, like using crayons for the first time or a new game! Some students don't have the supplies to do those fun and engaging activities at home! Living in rural Wisconsin, is hard on families and children and they don't always have the resources and money to have learning experiences.

Kindergarten is the best grade because I get to see so much growth in my students.

They come shy and not knowing a lot about social and academic aspects of life. Within the year, many learn to read and they develop a love of books and numbers and most importantly, they have fun doing it. My students break out of their shell and develop friendships and learn manners, sharing and how to navigate situations.

I work at a school that is primarily low income. I want to fill my room with new things for them to explore and learn from.

My Project

This project helps to get quality books in my students hands. It is also allows me to read quality literature to students during read alouds and other classroom time.

Reading is a critical skill, and getting quality literature in student's hand is essential.

Students will get to read these book during their classroom library time. They will be able to look at pictures, read the words, and talk about the books with peers. In addition, students will get to hear the books being read by me. Students will get to learn about characters, story elements, parts of a book, and analyze similarities and differences in books. I want to be able to instill a love of reading for my students, and quality books supports that goal.

Mrs. Olufs
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alphabet Adventure • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Alphabet Rescue • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
The Hat • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Hungry Bird (Tankard Bird Picture Books) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Snowy Nap • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Alphabet Mystery • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
Press Here • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Say Zoop! • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
My Toothbrush Is Missing (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pete the Cat: Out of This World • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
My Friends Make Me Happy! (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
What Is Chasing Duck? (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
There's a Pest in the Garden! (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase: Includes 12 St. Patrick's Day Cards, Fold-Out Poster, and Stickers! • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Doghouse (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pete the Cat: Rock On, Mom and Dad! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map • Amazon Business $4.64 1 $4.64

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