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Mrs. Scharoll from Clinton TWP MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Getting Lost In Books, But We Need Books To Do This!

My students need books, so we can do whole group read alouds and lessons that include everyone (Grades K-2) regardless of reading level or ability.

  • $435 goal

This project expired on January 3, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you don’t have books available at home or school, it’s hard to develop a love or desire to read. My students have not yet been able to experience books that capture their attention and imagination. The books I have requested will open their eyes and opportunities to the wide word of literacy.

My students range from Kindergarten to Second grade, all whom have special needs.

My students have a love and desire to come to school each day and learn, even with the heightened challenges they face academically and socially. My students attend a high quality school filled with a dedicated staff and support personnel who truly care about them. Many of my students’ home lives however are not conducive to learning, and many of my students come from homes and a community with high poverty.

My Project

My students will be able to experience the wonders of the classic childhood stories that I have included. Students get the most from a story when they are able to relate to it, or complete a follow-up activity that focuses on the meaning of the story. I have a few projects that I have prepared for my students that use books (The Hungry Caterpillar and There Was an Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything) as a basis for the activity. My students will learn that there are authors out there that are able to take your thoughts and imagination to a whole new level, and who can really make you become a part of the book. After reading some of these books my students will be motivated to learn how to read and write, after seeing what a good book/story looks like. Basically, by having quality stories we will help change my students’ thoughts and ideas about reading.

My students truly are a great group of kids who love life and are thankful for everything they are given.

While writing this project I keep having thoughts of what some of them in particular will say or do when we have books that their interested in, and those thoughts alone are enough to make me smile. I hope I am able to share with someone what a great classroom community we have, and what a big difference 30 books will make in so many children's' lives. Thank you for reading our project.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
10 Fat Turkeys • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A One • AKJ Books $2.72 1 $2.72
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
The Night before the 100th Day of School Natasha Wing, Mindy • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Leaf Man • AKJ Books $12.48 1 $12.48
City Dog, Country Frog Mo Willems, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
La oruga muy hambrienta (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) Eric C • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin Jr., Er • AKJ Books $15.56 1 $15.56
From Head to Toe Eric Carle, Mott, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $14.73 1 $14.73
We Are in a Book! • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
There Is a Bird on Your Head! (Elephant and Piggie Series) M • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Leonardo The Terrible Monster • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Chica Chica Boom Boom (HB) • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illu • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Chicka Chicka ABC (BB) • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Shel Silverstein, S • AKJ Books $14.81 1 $14.81
Gingerbread Friends • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
Fill a Bucket • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
The Quiet Book Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illustrator • AKJ Books $10.10 1 $10.10
A Hatful of Seuss • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
Help! • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Richard Scarry''s Best Counting Book Ever • AKJ Books $10.10 1 $10.10
Flat Stanley Collection Box Set, The • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23

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