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Mrs. Wasick from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Rules!

Help me give my students new books, that include some all time favorites, some that help teach kindness and that everyone is important, and some that are a spin on the "old classics".

  • $298 goal

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My Students

I am excited to be providing educational experiences to at-risk four and five year-old children in a free pre-kindergarten classroom. These kiddos are creative, curious, and eager to learn. Many of our students are overcoming odds, as all of our students come from low-income households, and many come from traumatic backgrounds.

We strive to provide opportunities that our at-risk students may not otherwise have, or be able to enjoy.

We are eager to create life-long learners, through thoughtful instruction, and materials, both in our indoor and outdoor classrooms.

My Project

Pre-kindergartners love to be read to. We have also found that pre-kindergartners learn a lot, while being read to. Due to this fact, we would like to add some new books that teach about kindness, and some that relay the message that everyone is special. We would also like to add some that we know are favorites (that we do not currently have copies of in our room), and some that are new versions of the "old classics" (what better way to compare and contrast).

Our at-risk students love to be read to, and these books will not only allow us to read to them, but will allow us to teach them, while they are enjoying one of their favorite activities.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $17.47 1 $17.47
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Sector 7 (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
A World of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
The Three Pigs • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
You Are Special (Max Lucado's Wemmicks) • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Gardener • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Snow (Sunburst Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Tree Is Nice (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
What Does It Mean to Be Kind? • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The Wonky Donkey • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

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