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Ms. Calzada from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Craze for Holidays!

Help me give my students a variety of the best holiday themed books around! Books include Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day is Cool, A Bad Kitty Christmas, Little Blue Truck's Christmas, Turkey Trouble, and Ten Timid Ghosts.

  • $535 goal

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My Students

My classroom consists of twenty-five transitional bilingual Kindergarteners, many of which are attending school for the first time this year. In our classroom, we have a strong sense of community, and it is truly a place where my students feel safe, respected, and cared for. They look out for each other, help each other, encourage each other, and build each other's self-esteem as people and as learners.

My students are some of the most energetic, eager, caring, and lovable children I have had the privilege of working with.

They love to be challenged and to​ approach new learning experiences with optimism and wonder. They are so curious to learn and explore the world around them. They have big imaginations and even bigger hearts. They are welcoming, understanding, and are a group of truly wonderful kids.

My Project

Our classroom library is in need of some new books about different holidays all year long. The time around Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Easter is so exciting in Kindergarten. We often celebrate these holidays with different creative projects and crafts. Books are the launching pad for many of these ideas because they help us get in the spirit of celebrating. Our classroom library has some of the older classics, but it lacks newer titles featuring popular characters that my students love. I enjoy using books to help me bring the holidays to life for my students.

Some of the most memorable moments we share together as a class are from celebrating different holidays year round and reading books to learn about them.

Many of my students have never been in school before Kindergarten, and the magic of celebrating different holidays together fills them with excitement. The books in the project include characters that they know and love such as Pete the Cat, Little Blue Truck, Corduroy, Llama Llama, Bad Kitty, and Bear. Other titles are highly rated and some are award-winning titles too. I want to use these books to fill my students with wonder as we celebrate some of the most wonderful times of the year together!

Ms. Calzada
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snowmen All Year • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
A Bad Kitty Christmas • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Santa's Underwear • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
What Was I Scared Of? 10th Anniversary Edition: A Glow-in-the Dark Encounter (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
What's in the Witch's Kitchen? • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Turkey Trouble • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
The Dark (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
I Want to Eat Your Books • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
My Teacher is an Elf (The Wonder Who Crew) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Santa Bruce (A Mother Bruce book) (Mother Bruce Series) • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Snowmen at Christmas • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
How to Catch a Leprechaun • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Goodnight, Little Monster • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Santa Claus and the Three Bears • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Little Blue Truck's Halloween • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! (A Click Clack Book) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase: Includes 12 St. Patrick's Day Cards, Fold-Out Poster, and Stickers! • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
When It Starts to Snow (An Owlet Book) • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
It's Not Easy Being a Bunny (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Sneezy the Snowman • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Little Blue Truck's Christmas • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Pop-up Surprise Haunted House: A Seriously Spooky Pop-Up Book (Priddy Pop-Up) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How Santa Got His Job • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Skeleton Hiccups • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Day It Rained Hearts • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
T. Rex Trick-or-Treats • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pete the Kitty: I Love Pete the Kitty (Pete the Cat) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Spooky Pookie (Little Pookie) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
The Littlest Elf • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lucky Tucker • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink (Gilbert the Opossum) • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
The Littlest Christmas Tree • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ten Timid Ghosts (Read With Me Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Corduroy's Christmas Surprise • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Littlest Reindeer (Littlest Series) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
10 Fat Turkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ten Lucky Leprechauns • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Biggest Valentine Ever • Amazon Business $1.68 1 $1.68

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