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Mrs. E. from Beaverton OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Retelling Stories in Pre-K!

My students need books and puppets to help them listen to, understand, and retell stories.

  • $414 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have two pre-k classes, serving a total of 38 children. We are excited to begin this program for our neighborhood families that is focused on social emotional development and helping children and parents be ready for school. Most of our students come to kindergarten with no experience with school, without having exposure to pencils, art materials, or books.

In our class, teachers and children carefully choose materials to help children tell their stories.

Teachers help children build their independence, confidence, and school readiness through literature, play, and love.

My Project

My pre-k students do not have easy access to books in their homes. In order for them to be ready to read in kindergarten and first grade, they first need language-rich and literacy-rich experiences. Engagement in classic stories, such as Three Little Pigs and songs such as "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" help children understand the structure of stories as well as practice retelling the stories and reading along with the teacher through repetitive and predictable text.

These books and storytelling materials will allow students to tell the stories over and over again after teachers have read the book to them, increasing their language and pre-reading skills.

The materials were carefully chosen to be related to fun, engaging stories and songs, promoting rhyme, repetition, counting, and story elements such as beginning, middle, and end. Our students will love having the opportunity to interact with the stories by physically moving the pieces around on the felt boards individually, in partners, or in small groups!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KX23 - 24" x 36" Flannel Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RR791 - Tabletop Storytelling Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Favorite Author Study - Paul Galdone (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.87 1 $35.87
LC270X - Storytelling Puppets - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC260X - Storytelling Puppets - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Set (14 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
Alphabet Felt Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See Felt Set (11 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Four Groovy Buttons Felt Set (14 Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Cinco monitos Coleccion de oro/Five Little Monkeys Storybook Treasury • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
My First Numbers Felt Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Stone Soup An Old Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Old Macdonald Had A Farm • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Gingerbread Man • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$304.75

Vendor shipping charges

$12.08

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$351.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.01

Total project goal

$413.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$413.41

3 Donors

-$308.94

Donations toward project cost

-$262.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.34

match offer

-$104.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$88.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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