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Mrs. Neff from Jamestown IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Rhyme, Repeat!

My students need books with simple text to help build confidence that they CAN be successful, independent readers!

  • $343 goal

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My Students

"Hey, look! I can do it all by myself!" Five and six year olds LOVE to be independent and share their excitement about growing up. I want to foster that same eagerness about reading books!

I teach a group of 21 very enthusiastic kindergarten students who love story time!

They are so excited to notice patterns in the text of our big books and charts and to make connections to things they already know! They frequently chime in to help me read and ask to hear some stories again and again. My students are beginning to develop a love for reading and understand that books are a source of information and enjoyment!

My Project

We have started a classroom library work station to allow the children to have more time to interact with books. The books we currently have are great for retelling stories with the pictures or exploring non-fiction, but most of them have text that is too advanced for students to actually read at this point in the school year. I want the children to be actively engaged with books and feel successful with the print as well. My students need books with simple text. I would love to add books to our library that are rich in simple, rhyming text that allow children to play with language. I've also chosen some "just right" books for beginning readers with repetitive phrases to help to build confidence and fluency.

Giving my students access to these books will help keep them engaged in literature and give them the confidence that they CAN read.

Having success with printed language will help lay the foundation for being a life-long reader!

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

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Fat Hen • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Silly Sally • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Very Hungry Caterpillar (BB) • AKJ Books $9.89 1 $9.89
Go Away, Big Green Monster! Edward R Emberley, Emberley, Edw • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Sheep in a Jeep • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
One Duck Stuck • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
I Love You, Sun I Love You, Moon Karen Pandell, Tomie dePaol • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ten Black Dots, Vol. 1 Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrat • AKJ Books $13.06 1 $13.06
Goodnight Moon • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Big Red Barn • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Mouse Mess Linnea Asplind Riley, Linnea Riley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Doorbell Rang • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Mouse Paint Ellen Stoll Walsh • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
I Went Walking • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
From Head to Toe • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Very Quiet Cricket Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Very Lonely Firefly Eric Carle • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? Eric Carle, Eric Carle ( • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Have You Seen My Cat? Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
It''s Not Easy Being a Bunny • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Cat the Cat, Who Is That? (Cat the Cat Series) Mo Willems • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Caps for Sale - A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business (HB) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Little Red Hen • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Gingerbread Man • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Three Billy Goats Gruff Public Domain, Peter Christen Asbjor • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Carrot Seed (BB) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Lady With The Alligator Purse • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

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