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Ms. Harland from Amity OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Storytime: Something to Look Forward To!

My students need more quality read aloud books, like How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? and Bunny Money, to compliment our learning topics and to nurture our love for literature!

  • $427 goal

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My Students

I teach at the only elementary school in a small farming town in Oregon. Many of the kids I teach are growing up on farms or with family businesses. They are up with the cows, ride the bus for miles, and spend their days learning and playing alongside their friends at school. The families served at my school come from a diverse educational backgrounds, and many are low income.

My class is a group of five-year-old, small-town kindergarteners making memories together!

And these kids are going places! Among them I can already see a marine biologist, a police officer, a couple self proclaimed princesses, a mathematician, and one true entrepreneur!

These kids are ready to engage in everything they can get their hands on. They love to create new and interesting things with donated materials, sing and dance as we learn, and experience new things together.

My Project

A good read aloud is appreciated no more than in kindergarten. In my class storytime is anticipated by all. During storytime we go on adventures, learn about our world, and make connections. Our stories move us to draw and spur on our writing.

Fun books read aloud together help us grow in our comprehension and communication skills.

They also deepen our understanding of the topics we are studying such as rules, insects, nursery rhymes, etc. One book can support learning across many topics. Brown Bear, Brown Bear will help us learn colors, about predictions, about rhythm. Too Much Glue will teach us an important classroom skill, and test our skills on recalling details. And each and every one of these books will make us love literature all the more!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What's Alive (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Teach Your Dragon To Understand Consequences: A Dragon Book To Teach Children About Choices and Consequences. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How ... Good Choices. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 14) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
If I Ran the Zoo (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Too Much Glue • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
Old King Cole (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
How to Read a Story • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
The Itsy Bitsy Spider • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
The Bear Went Over the Mountain • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Mary Had a Little Lamb (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Four Funny Potatoes! • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Sigfried's Smelly Socks! (Hilarious Book for Kids Ages 3-7) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
It's Raining, It's Pouring (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
What Is A Scientist ? • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Bunny Money (Max and Ruby) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Living or Nonliving? (My Science Library) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
What Do Living Things Need? (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $6.35 1 $6.35
How Plants Grow (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
12 Days of Kindergarten: A Counting Book • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
A Box Can Be Many Things (Rookie Readers) • Amazon Business $2.95 1 $2.95

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