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Ms. Bennett from Stuart FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self-Discovery Through Character Books Series

My students need series books to complete in-depth character studies of our favorite friends in books! They need series books including Amelia Bedelia, Flat Stanley, Poppleton and Mr. Putter & Tabby.

  • $249 goal

This project expired on June 26, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 1st grade classroom is full of busy, eager learners. While all of my students come from diverse backgrounds, we learn about and embrace our ethnic and cultural differences to make our learning environment a richer place to engage their inquisitive minds.

Many of my students come from low-income backgrounds and qualify for free lunch; regardless of the challenges they face, they show up each and every day eager to learn!

My students are bright and inquisitive. I'm lucky to have such bright young minds with their millions of questions to answer daily. While they are challenged with learning deficits and attention deficits, they work hard to achieve results.

My Project

First Grade is the most interesting grade to teach because students are discovering who they are as people. You can see their personalities develop; they have likes and dislikes and opinions about them; they start to want to "take on the world"! That's what makes curriculum in first grade so amazing--it lends our students to learning about themselves through reading, writing, math and science.

I try to instill each day one of the most exciting parts of reading is going on an adventure where you meet new friends and this concept grabs my students' attention more than anything!

At this point in the year, students have made their friends and are beginning to form their circles. Now it is time to open them up to new possibilities through character series books!

My students will be able to use the character series books featuring Amelia Bedelia, Poppleton, Flat Stanley and Mr. Putter & Tabby to make new friends. More importantly, they can discover similarities among these characters and themselves. This will allow a whole new world of self-discovery in reading for my young students.

Students will be able to form book clubs and discuss the characters as they are a friend in their own circle. From there, they can compare and contrast what they would do in the same situation as the character, building on problem-solving skills. Students will use these books to draw profiles of characters and create lists of character traits, likes and dislikes. Students will also learn to act as these characters by using voices that the characters use and even act out different scenarios AS the characters to help with my friends who learn the most through movement.

Help my students learn about themselves through learning about characters in some beloved series books!

Ms. Bennett
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mr. Putter & Tabby Paint the Porch • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Smell the Roses • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby See the Stars • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Walk the Dog • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pick the Pears • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Dance the Dance • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Hit the Slope • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Mr. Putter & Tabby Clear the Decks • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Poppleton: Poppleton Everyday • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
2: Poppleton: Poppleton and Friends • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Bravo, Amelia Bedelia! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Level 3: Poppleton in Spring • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Flat Stanley: On Ice (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Thank You, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Flat Stanley and the Haunted House (I Can Read!, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake • Amazon Business $3.91 1 $3.91
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Amelia Bedelia Under Construction (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
Good Work, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.33 1 $3.33
Flat Stanley and the Lost Treasure (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Poppleton • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14
Scholastic Reader Level 3: Poppleton In Winter • Amazon Business $2.98 1 $2.98
Flat Stanley Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Flat Stanley at Bat (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Amelia Bedelia and the Cat (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.86 1 $2.86
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower (I Can Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.49 1 $2.49
Flat Stanley and the Firehouse (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.49 1 $2.49
Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.42 1 $2.42
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.34 1 $2.34
Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book) • Amazon Business $2.26 1 $2.26

Materials cost

$178.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$211.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.35

Total project goal

$248.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$248.98

3 Donors

-$248.98

Donations toward project cost

-$211.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.35

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$0.00

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