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Ms. Elam
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading, Rhyming, and Seuss-ing in Pre-K

My students need books, activities, and materials to enhance our study of Dr. Seuss and build excitement around our annual Read Me Week.

My Students

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss wrote these words in 1978, but their truth remains three decades later. To read is to be empowered.

The students in our class are 3-5 years old.

Our classroom is blended, meaning that 1/2 of my students have delays in one or more areas of development. Our school is located in the oldest, largest, and poorest housing development in our city. For many of our students, this means that there are few reading materials to use when they get home each day or to read over the weekend/school breaks. And for some of our students, this also means that there are few adults in their lives who possess the skills or the time to be able to read with them each night. But these factors do not lessen the interest and excitement my students have for reading. The spark is there and the possibilities are limitless. It is my duty as their teacher to continually provide activities and resources to fuel the fire and encourage their love of reading.

My Project

Can you remember how excited you were about life when you were 3, 4, or 5 years old? The students in our class come to school each day bouncing in excitement and ready to jump in to what we have planned for the day. They notice immediately when a new book is put out in the classroom. And they immediately begin asking questions. When will we read it? What's on the cover? Who is the author? In March, our school will take part in our city's annual Read Me Week. This week is focused on the joy of reading and is tied to Dr. Seuss' birthday. Our learning activities, read-alouds, and classroom focus will be based upon the works of Dr. Seuss. While we currently have a few titles in our classroom library, there are many amazing books we are missing. Having these books, games, materials, and resources will help us to make our Read Me Week as engaging and exciting as we can possibly make it. And in the process, it is our hope that our student's love of reading will grow even stronger.

The Dr. Seuss books, games, and materials in this project will allow us to make this year's Read Me Week awesome for our kids!

But more importantly, it will allow our kids to really experience how powerful books and reading can be when you jump in to them head first. And just imagine the possibilities in store for them if they can realize this at 3, 4, or 5 years of age!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CD READ ALONG DR. SEUSS ABC • School Specialty Inc. $10.44 1 $10.44
Dr. Seuss - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.12 1 $5.12
Dr. Seuss Pointer • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.12 1 $5.12
Dr. Seuss Teacher Reward Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.30 1 $16.30
The Cat in the Hat I Can Do That Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.74 1 $19.74
What's in the Cat's Hat Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
Silly Stuff Activity Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $2.54 1 $2.54
Bartholomew and the Oobleck Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrato • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Dr. Seuss Cheryl Carlson • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Oh, the Places He Went: A Story about Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
Dr. Seuss Beginner Concept Cards • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Dr. Seuss Beginner Counting Cards • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Activities • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Jack Prelutsky, Lane Smith (Ill • AKJ Books $12.58 1 $12.58
Dr. Seuss Learning Cards: ABC Inc. Scholastic • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
The Sneetches and Other Stories • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Wacky Wednesday • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Tag Dr Seuss Special Edition The Cat in the Hat complete package • CDW Inc. $13.82 4 $55.28
Tag Activity Storybook Dr Seuss s Green Eggs and Ham complete package • CDW Inc. $13.82 4 $55.28
Dr. Seuss Super Stretchy ABC Game • Nasco $14.95 1 $14.95
Dr. Seuss Wearable Cats Hat • Quill $11.51 1 $11.51
Eureka Dr. Seuss Products Cat in the Hat Hats Off To You! Award • Quill $2.96 1 $2.96

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