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Ms. Tucker from Waikoloa HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Silly Books for Kids Who Need to Giggle

Help me give my students books with jokes, riddles, and funny poems to help them smile and see the silly side of life.

  • $284 goal

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My Students

My second graders embody the Aloha spirit. They are loving, compassionate, full of gratitude, and care deeply for our Earth. They like to move, sing, build, and stretch out on the floor with a good book.

My students learn best when they are able to physically connect to our studies through hands-on experiences.

We live in a diverse rural community on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our community is tight-knit, but it is isolated. As a result, we have limited resources. My students are too young to feel the limitations yet, and I'd like to keep it that way. I work hard to ensure that every child in my room has just what he/she needs to feel secure and be successful in school.

My Project

Childhood should be full of laughter and giggles. Sometimes life is hard though, and kids need a bit of help finding a smile in their day. Silly books, like those by Shel Silverstein and the Just Joking series by National Geographic, are engaging to read. They brings students together to share in laughter. When kids read these books, they share the jokes with others, spreading giggles and joy through their day.

Life is intense, even for second graders, and a good laugh always makes it easier.

The books I am requesting are full of age-appropriate jokes, riddles, and silly poems. A few of the books will be placed in our calm-down corner to provide a distraction and smile for students who are having a really rough day. The other books will be made available in our classroom library for students to read, share, and enjoy daily. Everybody needs a good laugh, and these books will provide my students with smiles they can share.

Ms. Tucker
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Kids Just Joking Collector's Set (Boxed Set): 900 Hilarious Jokes About Everything • Amazon Business $16.76 1 $16.76
A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems • Amazon Business $15.86 1 $15.86
Falling Up • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Just Joking: Jumbo: 1,000 Giant Jokes & 1,000 Funny Photos Add Up to Big Laughs • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Just Joking: Jumbo 2 • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
What If Balloons Didn't Pop?: Silly poems and drawings for kids • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Have You Ever Heard A Goldfish Burp?: More Words, Poems and Drawings by Jeff Whitcher • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Don't Juggle Bees! And Other Useless Advice For Silly Children • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
National Geographic Kids Just Joking Cats • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Would You Rather... for Kids and Their Adults! 365 Clean and Hilarious Questions the Entire Family Will Love! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Kids Just Joking LOL • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Just Joking Sidesplitters • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Kids Just Joking 2: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles, and More • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
National Geographic Kids Just Joking 4: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles, and More! • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
National Geographic Kids Just Joking 3: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles, and More! • Amazon Business $7.62 1 $7.62
National Geographic Kids Just Joking Gross • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
National Geographic Kids Just Joking 5: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles, and More! • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Just Joking Sports • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Funny Jokes For 7 Year Old Kids: Hundreds of really funny, hilarious Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters and Knock Knock Jokes for 7 year old kids! (Funny Jokes Series All Ages 5-12!) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Funny Jokes For 8 Year Old Kids: Hundreds of really funny, hilarious Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters and Knock Knock Jokes for 8 year old kids! (Funny Jokes Series All Ages 5-12!) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jokes for Kids: The Best Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters, Knock-Knock jokes, and One liners for kids: Kids Joke books ages 7-9 8-12 • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Get the Giggles: A First Joke Book • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$199.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.55

Total project goal

$283.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$283.64

3 Donors

-$278.64

Donations toward project cost

-$236.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.80

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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