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Mrs. Barrick from York Springs PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader.

My students need fifty paired texts to deepen understanding, learn by reading nonfiction text, and just enjoy stories.

  • $429 goal

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds and have a wide range of social, emotional, and academic needs. I want to create an environment that is inviting, safe, fun, and full of engaging learning.

Although some of my kinders can get a little squirrely, they all love our daily read aloud time and sit quietly to hear the next word.

They are always excited to engage in conversation about the text.

I also love using mentor texts to teach other subjects- writing, math, social studies, science. Reading books aloud are a sure-fire way to hook my students' interests. I hope this instills a love of learning in each one of them.

My Project

The donations to this project will help improve my students' reading comprehension, get them engaged in topics, foster class discussions, as well as keep learning fun.

We read at least one book every day together and the kids love to revisit and read them independently or with a classmate throughout the day.

I am asking for fifty paired texts including Stellaluna and National Geographic Readers: Bats.

After 12 years of teaching, the books I put all my money into are falling apart. Instead of running over to the "Book Hospital" so that it can get taped up once again, my kinders will be able to spend those extra minutes continuing their adventures inside the books.

Mrs. Barrick
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
I Don't Want to Be a Frog • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Journeys: Read Aloud Grade K A Tiger Grows Up • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
How I Became a Pirate • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pirates Don't Change Diapers • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
If I Knew A Polar Bear • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones (World of Nature Series) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Scarecrow • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Charlie Needs a Cloak • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
All about Teeth (Healthy Teeth) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Easter Bunny's Assistant • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14
Creak! Said the Bed • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (Sandpiper Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Story of the White House (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Places in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body) • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
What Is Veterans Day? (I Like Holidays!) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
The Little Scarecrow Boy • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Bear's Loose Tooth (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.03 1 $6.03
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
What Does the President Do? (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: American Symbols) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
Owl Babies • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Night Before Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Firefighters Help (Our Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Snow Is Falling (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Frank's Fire Truck (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Owls • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Frogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bats • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65
Chicken (Life Cycles) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
National Geographic Readers: Ponies • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
When I Get Bigger • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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