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Mrs. Vinson from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading the Pre-K Way!

Help me give my students age-appropriate and interesting books for prek that go with our new Creative Curriculum.

  • $337 goal

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My Students

We are a Title I, First Step Pre-Kindergarten center in Newport News. We are the largest in the area. Our school accepts students that are identified as academically high risk and we provide school readiness activities for 4 and 5-year-old children in full-day programs.

Most of our students come from low-income households.

Every child receives free breakfast and lunch meal each day. We have 18 intelligent, curious, and eager-to-learn students in our classroom from diverse backgrounds who will benefit greatly from any support given through projects.

My Project

Kids love books, PreK kids love books that are fast and easy to read to them. They need books to capture their attention immediately. Many of the Creative Curriculum books are just the opposite. Books in the curriculum are very long and becoming boring to the kids.

Reading is in every part of our prek day!

We want books in our class that is inviting and not wordy. We want books that the students will go to over and over. We want books that are bright with wonderful illustrations. Please help us to get books that fit into all parts of our prek day.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 18 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
How Far Will It Bounce?: My Blue Ball (How High Will It Fly) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Construction Countdown • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
black is brown is tan • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Snippets: A story about paper shapes • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Sticks • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Spots • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Rosie Goes to Preschool • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
Never Let A Dinosaur Scribble! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear - Hard, Tall, and Shiny (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Sort it Out! (Arbordale Collection) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
ABCs of Balls • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Year at a Construction Site (Time Goes By) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes (Mulberry Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Little Football (Little Sports) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use - Big, Sharp, and Smooth (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
One Big Building: A Counting Book About Construction (Know Your Numbers) • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
Whose Shoes?: A Shoe for Every Job • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Tap the Magic Tree Board Book • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World (Global Fund for Children Books) • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
Shoes (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
My Very First Look at Clothes • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Clothing (First Step Nonfiction ― Basic Human Needs) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwell's Classroom Adventures) • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77
The Clothes I Wear (My World: Reading Level C) • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Preschool, Here I Come! • Amazon Business $2.84 1 $2.84

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