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Ms. Blume from Worthington OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need a variety of books that connect to reading units, character education, and social studies and science standards.

  • $477 goal

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My Students

"Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world" - Jeanette Winterson In my class I have a diverse group of students who are all connected through their love of books.

I have a class full of excited and energetic 5 and 6 year olds.

Our school is a title one school, meaning the majority of the population we serve comes from low-income homes. Our school is full of diversity and strong in community and character. We have a school community where families are involved and children are taught not only reading and math, but also how to become a kind and responsible citizens.

My Project

These books are all part of different units in our Kindergarten class. As a new teacher who hasn't quite built up a classroom library, most of the time I get books for our units from the local library. While this is a good option, sometimes books aren't available, and students are always disappointed when the books they've been immersed in have to go back to the library. Most of the books I have selected are books that have proven to be hits with my students in the past. It is great for these beginning readers to re-read familiar texts and to really develop that love for books and become lifelong readers.

I truly appreciate any donation big or small to my project.

These books will impact many classrooms full of students throughout my teaching career. They will learn about friendship and characters by reading the wonderful Elephant and Piggie stories by Mo Willems. They will learn about self-control through the always popular, "My Mouth is a Volcano." Finally, they will be able to access these books throughout the school year and explore familiar texts as they become excited about books!

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Ms. Blume
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Enemy Pie Derek Munson, Chronicle Books, Tara Calahan King ( • AKJ Books $14.39 1 $14.39
Me on the Map • AKJ Books $13.43 1 $13.43
The Umbrella Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henr • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Gingerbread Cowboy • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Mitten Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Rocket Writes a Story • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Gingerbread Friends • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Three Snow Bears, The • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Gingerbread Girl Lisa Campbell Ernst, Lisa Campbell Erns • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
South • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Oh No, George! • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Turkey Trouble Wendi Silvano, Lee Harper (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Lorax, The • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
The Giving Tree • AKJ Books $10.25 1 $10.25
Musubi Man • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
My Mouth Is a Volcano! A014 • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue A013 • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
There Is a Bird on Your Head! (Elephant and Piggie Series) M • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
My Friend Is Sad (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
We Are in a Book! • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (Elephant and Piggie Series) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Listen to My Trumpet! • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
A Big Guy Took My Ball! • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Will Surprise My Friend! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo W • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I''m a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Love My New Toy! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Let''s Go for a Drive! • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Today I Will Fly (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo- • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Gingerbread Man Retold by Eric A. Kimmel, Megan Lloyd (I • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Gingerbread Baby • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Bald Eagle • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The White House • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Gingerbread Mouse • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Finn Throws a Fit! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Comets Nine Lives • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
What Is the Statue of Liberty? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Itsy Bitsy Spider • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Liberty Bell • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Humpty Dumpty • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50

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