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Mrs. Ireland from Blue Springs MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Show and Teach

My students need 40 books and 22 binders.

  • $473 goal

This project expired on January 27, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember "Show and Tell" when you were in elementary school? You bring in your favorite stuffed animal and tell all about why you love it... Well how about "Show and TEACH" instead? Kids love to share and why not combine their love of learning with their love of sharing with the class?

A very important life skill is knowing how to communicate with others.

The best way for that is presenting opportunities for my students to discuss learning with each other and doing group projects together. I have noticed over the past few years that the more often I have kids get up in front of each other and talk about their learning, the more confident they become and the more they want to learn. "Show and Teach" will help my students because they will be taking books and activities to learn about at home and then will come back to the class and report what they learned.

My Project

The items I need for this project are simple. I need a lot of books for the kids to take home and read. I have chosen 2 books on each "Show and Teach" topic. The topics are mostly science and social studies related, such as rocks and minerals and patriotism. I need 3 ring binders for each topic which will include the tools and activities the students will need at home. That's it!

I know how hard it is for parents to buy books for their kids to read at home, especially during these tough economical time.

I am hoping the donors will see how important it is for children to be reading at home and learning how to share their love of learning and exploring with their peers. I also know this project will help the students in my class connect with their parents on an educational level and give them some fun quality time together!

Mrs. Ireland
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
From Caterpillar to Butterfly Deborah Heiligman, Bari Weissman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Charlie the Caterpillar Dom Deluise, Christopher Santoro, Christopher Santoro (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Ibis: A True Whale Story John Himmelman, Foreword by John Himmelman • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Whales Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $14.61 1 $14.61
From Tadpole to Frog Wendy Pfeffer, Holly Keller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
BINDER VIEW BLACK 1 SCHOOL SMART • ABC School Supply, Inc $2.84 22 $62.48
Froggy Plays Soccer Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs And Other Questions About Creepy Crawlies (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Amanda O'Neill • Barnes and Noble $14.70 1 $14.70
Sam and the Firefly P.D. Eastman • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Round Trip Ann Jonas, Ann Jonas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.79 1 $13.79
There's a Map on My Lap!: All about Maps Tish Rabe, Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Flat Stanley Jeff Brown • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
A First Atlas: Explore the world's regions, countries, and people Sue Hook, Angela Royston, L. Norton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
The Sun, the Wind and the Rain Lisa Westberg Peters, Ted Rand (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
Everybody Needs a Rock Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Rocks and Fossils (Kingfisher Young Knowledge Series) Chris Pellant, Carron Brown (Editor), Designed by Melissa Alaverdy, Designed by Paul Akins • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
I Wonder Why Trees Have Leaves and Other Questions about Plants Andrew Charman, Andy Charman • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Be a Friend to Trees Patricia Lauber, Holly Keller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
I'm a Seed Jean Marzollo, Judith Moffatt • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden George Levenson, Shmuel Thaler (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
How a Seed Grows Helene J. Jordan, Loretta Krupinski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Cake That Mack Ate Rose Robart, Maryann Kovalski (Illustrator), With Maryann Kovalski • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Flag We Love Pam Munoz Ryan, Ralph Masiello (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.76 1 $13.76
A Flag for All (Rookie Choices Series) Larry Dane Brimner, Christine Tripp (Illustrator), Linda Cornwell, Katherine A. Kane • Barnes and Noble $9.73 1 $9.73
Liberty! Allan Drummond, Allan Drummond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
America Is... Louise Borden, Stacey Schuett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Discover the Seasons Diane Iverson, Diane Iverson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
It's Spring! Linda Glaser, Ronald Ed. Glaser, Susan Swan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
The Reasons for Seasons Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
It's Winter! Linda Glaser, Glaser Linda, Susan Swan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
Weather Words and What They Mean Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Wind Blew Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Best Book of Weather Simon Adams • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Whoever You Are Mem Fox, Leslie Staub, Leslie Staub (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.94 1 $10.94
This Is the Way We Go to School Laine Falk • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
We Can Get Along Lauren Murphy Payne, Pamela Espeland (Editor), Claudia Rohling (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Don't Need Friends Carolyn Crimi, Lynn M. Munsinger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
I Lost My Tooth! (Hello Reader! Series) Hans Wilhelm, Hans Wilhelm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Franklin and the Tooth Fairy Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.89 1 $8.89

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