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Mrs. Tressler from Canton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Thankful for New Books

Help me give my students some new books to read about turkeys and Thanksgiving.

  • $200 goal

This project expired on February 25, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school every day excited and ready to learn! They are eager to learn and try new things. I want them to know that I believe in them and they can do anything! I teach at a Title I, pre-k through 2nd-grade school in inner-city Ohio where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Most of the students are living at or below the poverty line. My students are creative, caring, and very energetic. Our classroom is a hands-on learning community. I work with children who are four and five-year-olds.

Their ability to love learning excites me to find new and exciting ways to teach things to them.

They love to learn about new things. They love to look up information online together and will ask many questions to learn as much as they can.

My Project

The texts I am requesting will be used for our close reads during our literacy lessons each week. Some books I am asking for include Turkey, Five Silly Turkeys, 10 Fat Turkeys, The Thankful Book, Bear Says Thank you, and Thankful. The portable project cases are to organize my reading and instructional materials.

I will use fiction and nonfiction books to create a joy of reading in my students.

I will be teaching many of the literacy skills that prekindergarten students should master by the end of the year - unpacking one or more Literacy Skill Focus Standards. These lessons are aligned with​ the Early Learning Standards in Ohio. Through these weekly themes and texts, my goal is to get students talking about books, making real-life connections, learning life skills, and learning new vocabulary.

Mrs. Tressler
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS Portable Project Case, 6 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
Turkey Trouble • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Ten Thankful Turkeys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
How to Catch a Turkey • Amazon Business $9.04 1 $9.04
Thankful • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Thankful Book • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Five Silly Turkeys • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Turkeys (Bullfrog Books: Animals on the Farm) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
This Is the Turkey • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Llama Llama Gives Thanks • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad) • Amazon Business $4.29 1 $4.29
10 Fat Turkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Being Thankful (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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