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Mrs. Ellis from Lake Villa IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready to Read, the Books are All We Need!

My students need these picture books to support literacy and writing lessons.

  • $167 goal

This project expired on November 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of my students are experiencing school for the first time, and they are so excited to learn! Many of my students are Spanish speaking, living in a low-income neighborhood, and the majority of my students are receiving free meals during the school day.

Making school a fun place to learn is so important because kindergarten is the foundational year of their education.

My classroom provides the consistency and support my students need. I want to utilize all of the technology and educational resources that I can to give my students real life, hands-on experiences to make their learning meaningful. I am setting my students up for success!

My Project

My school district has gone away from using a designated reading curriculum to better meet the needs of individual learners and teach required standards. My two co-workers and I have purchased an amazing interactive read aloud program by Susan Jones off of Teacher's Pay Teachers to utilize with our students, but we need the weekly read aloud books to go with it. We are asking for one copy of each book to share among three classrooms full of eager, excited 5 and 6 year olds!

These books are engaging and fun for all students.

They will be our primary way of teaching essential reading skills such as: characters, main idea, setting, problem solving, compare and contrast, sequencing, and plot. In addition, these books will serve as a way to engage our young students with writing activities. Reading the books at the start of the week and continuing the discussion throughout will be a spring board for wonderful writing activities. We cannot wait to see what our students accomplish this year!

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

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
How to Read a Story • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Weekend with Wendell • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Freedom Summer • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Make Way for Ducklings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Pancakes for Breakfast (Books for Young Learners) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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