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Mrs. Mitchell from Kansas City KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rockin' Story Tellers!

My students need retelling puppets, big books for the stories Mouse Paint, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, The Cow That Went Oink, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and magnetic letters.

  • $337 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2015.

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My Students

Literacy centers are a big part of our day. Students get to interact with each other and manipulatives to expand their reading skills.

I have 24 enthusiastic Kindergartners.

They are enthusiastic for reading. They are constantly ambitious and eager to learn more about how to be a good reader. We are an low economic urban school with a high population of English Language Learners. We have 12 languages spoken in our school.

My Project

One thing that my children are great at is telling stories. Our retelling center is their favorite. Unfortunately, we do not have enough puppets for the amount of books we read aloud during the week. We need enough big books, puppets, and magnetic letters for 2 books a week for the entire year. The students work in groups to retell the stories during center time. Not only will these puppets help my classroom, but they will help my partners in Kindergarten, since we have to share materials.

When students use big books and real-life puppets instead of paper copies, they have more enjoyment out of it.

With paper cut outs they quickly get bored and the materials do no last as long. Retelling is a basic literacy skill that students really start to embrace in Kindergarten. Let's keep this passion alive and energetic for years to come.

Mrs. Mitchell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC5402 - Magnetic Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 8 $55.92
HH656 - The Cow That Went Oink Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH652 - Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH651 - Mouse Paint Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA645 - Activity Tree for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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