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  • $340 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Lutz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Teaching first-graders to read with the Berenstain Bears

My students need Berenstain Bears books and audio books to learn to read and to learn valuable social skills in my first grade classroom.

My Students

As a child, I loved the Berenstain Bears books. They were easy to read, and they taught great social skills. I want my first graders to be able to learn to read using these wonderful materials.

This next year, my district will face serious cutbacks.

As a result, I will have a large class of young children who really need special materials that won't be readily available due to budget limitations. My first graders need to have books read to them, books to read independently, and many opportunities to practice. They will also need books that provide them with social skill instruction.

My Project

I am requesting a collection of Berenstain Bears books that I can read to my students and that they can keep in their individual book boxes for independent reading time. I am also requesting Berenstain Bear books on CD with speakers and headphones so that the kids can listen to the stories independently or as an entire class. Finally, I am requesting a fun puppet that will help us to discuss the social issues brought up in these books.

I feel that this project will add that "personal connection" my kids will need as they develop their reading and social skills.

This project will add fun and joy to our lessons. With the addition of the puppet, we will have a new "member" of our class who can help us discuss tough issues in a fun way.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deluxe Headphone, 1/4 and 1/8 Plugs Without Volume Control----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $17.00 2 $34.00
Sea Serpent Stage Puppet • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.88 1 $18.88
Multimedia Stereo Speakers • Nasco $24.75 1 $24.75
Berenstain Bears I Can Read Collection - Book 1 • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
The Berenstain Bears Old Hat, New Hat • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Bears'' Vacation • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Berenstain Bears Stories • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
Big Book of the Berenstain Bears • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Berenstain Bears and the Haunted House • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Berenstain Bears and the Mama''s Day Surprise • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone Jan Berenstai • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
The Berenstain Bears and the Papa''s Day Surprise • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin Jan Berenstain • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree Jan Berenstain, • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food Stan Berenstain, Jan • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Berenstain Bears Clean House, The • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Berenstain Bears'' Funny Valentine Stan Berenstain • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright Stan Berenstain • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks Michael Berenstain, Stan Be • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Berenstain Bears Go Back to School, The • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Berenstain Bears Go on Vacation • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Berenstain Bears Go to School Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstai • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Berenstain Bears He Bear, She Bear • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
The Berenstain Bears Holiday Audio Collection • AKJ Books $10.88 1 $10.88
Berenstain Bears in the Dark Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Berenstain Bears Inside, Outside, Upside Down • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Berenstain Bears'' Seashore Treasure, The • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat Jan Berenstain, Stan Ber • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Berenstain Bears Trim the Tree • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Berenstain Bears Trouble at School • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Berenstain Bears'' Big Bedtime Book • AKJ Books $10.13 1 $10.13

Materials cost

$241.82

Vendor shipping charges

$8.49

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$288.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.99

Total project goal

$339.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$339.93

4 Donors

-$169.96

Donations toward project cost

-$144.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.49

match offer

-$169.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$144.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by CenturyLink and 4 other donors.

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