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Ms. H. from Redlake MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth about Storytelling and Learning!

Help me give my students books such as Enemy Pie, Miracle Mud, and Muddy as a Duck Puddle to help harness their learning.

  • $930 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The energetic students' in my classroom come in ready to learn and are eager to be there.

I teach in a rural school district with a population of students that are rich in their Native American culture.

Each student brings something unique to our classroom.

My students love hands on projects and being creative. When our learning is tied to the real world it becomes more meaningful and the type of learning that sticks with them for years to come!

My students also love to read and love to be read to. Books can help take learning to a whole new level.

My Project

The students in my classroom love to read! Not only do they love to read, but they love to be read to! Story time has become our most favorite time of the day.

Picture this.

You're feeling tired after recess and lunch. You walk into your classroom and your teacher says, "Story time!" You find your place an eagerly wait for her to start so you can get your adventure started. "That's it for today!" you hear your teacher say. That's it? It can't be!

For many of my students this is reality. They cannot get enough of a great story. Help us keep that going with amazing children's stories like My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks, Aliens from Earth, and Miracle Mud.

These stories will help enhance their learning of skills such as Figurative Language, Text Structure, Main Idea, Point of View, Theme, Making Inferences, and Story Elements. These skills are often hard for young minds to grasp. A great story can take away the stress and worry and replace those with comfort and ease. Help us keep learning fun!

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Ms. H.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Muddy as a Duck Puddle: And Other American Similes • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
Enemy Pie • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey • Amazon Business $15.22 1 $15.22
When the Wolves Returned • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Hard-Times Jar • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Wreck of the Zephyr 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Wretched Stone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Your Fantastic, Elastic Brain • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Stranger • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Sweetest Fig • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Two Bad Ants • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
One Green Apple • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Picture Book Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Owl Moon • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Twilight Comes Twice • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Snow • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Salt In His Shoes • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom Song • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
More Than Anything Else • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Scorpions!: Strange and Wonderful • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
They All Saw a Cat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Memoirs of a Goldfish • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Hurricane! • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Trapped by the Ice!: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Snakes!: Strange and Wonderful • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Can Man • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Kate and the Beanstalk (Anne Schwartz Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Bats! • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
The Honest-to-Goodness Truth • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
The Empty Pot • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Military Animals With Dog Tags • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Strong to the Hoop • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
An Egg Is Quiet: (Picture Book, Kids Book about Eggs) (Nature Books) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Crocodiles & Alligators • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Aliens from Earth: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
What If There Were No Bees? • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Teeth • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
A Place for Butterflies • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Library Lil • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes (Ways to Say It) • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Voices in the Park • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hey, Al • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Gardener • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-be • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Milk: From Cow to Carton (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Oil Spill! (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Animals Nobody Loves • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Seven Blind Mice • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Day's Work • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Crazy Like a Fox A Simile Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
New Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love Saturdays y domingos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Miss Rumphius • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Thunder Cake • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
You're Toast and Other Metaphors We Adore • AKJ Education $5.47 1 $5.47
Where Does the Garbage Go? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss Anybody! • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Seriously, Cinderella Is So Annoying! • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Ant Cities • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What the Moon is Like • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Happens to a Hamburger? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$741.03

Vendor shipping charges

$7.97

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$790.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.43

Total project goal

$929.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$929.55

9 Donors

-$614.42

Donations toward project cost

-$548.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.06

match offer

-$284.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$241.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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