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Ms. McKenzie from Olympia WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Listening to Tall Tales, in a Book

My students need to lay on the carpet, close their eyes and listen to a really good tale. All of these books are a really good tale.

  • $191 goal

This project expired on December 8, 2018.

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My Students

My students are a great group of kids! They are inquisitive and voracious readers, they love exploring in science and getting their hands dirty in the garden. We go on walkabouts of the school campus and they excitedly go outside to read books, explore trees, or dig in the school garden. They enjoy learning math and science and connecting it all to reading. They voraciously work on the computer and learn technology skills. They are hungry for learning and reading.

My Project

My students will be listening to me read quality literature through this project. I am switching from teaching kindergarten to teaching 4th grade and want a collection of read alouds that are quality literature. I have reviewed all these books, and have read the first chapter and sometimes have been inspired to keep reading and flipping forward page by page.

There are so many good books out there, but these are really great for reading aloud - they have rich language and description and really allow you to get into the tale.

From being buried alive and escaping with a thump to a day in the life of a rattlesnake trapped in a cage to a boy who was suddenly lost and then found his way home, these are great books that I want my students to hear and reflect on.

Ms. McKenzie
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Wonder • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rules (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
The Witches • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
A Long Way Home: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Rain Reign • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
A Diamond in the Desert • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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