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Ms. Tabbert from Holmen WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love to Read About Favorite Book Characters!

My students need many picture books based around their favorite characters.

  • $333 goal

This project expired on October 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each September, I am greeted with the faces of 20 kindergarten students. All of my students come from different backgrounds, family situations, and economic statuses. But, throughout my years of teaching, I have found one thing in common: my students love having fun and they enjoy learning. Reading and listening to books is one way that kindergarten students become engaged with their learning

When asked what they are most excited about learning, each year many of my kindergarten friends tell me "I can't wait to learn to read!" They talk about Clifford, Biscuit, and Pete the Cat Books.

These books make them excited about reading, and they are often books students have at home.

My Project

What do Pete the Cat, Little Critter, Clifford, Mittens, Biscuit, and Froggy have in common? They are all favorite book characters of young readers. Kindergarteners come to school so excited about reading, but sometimes that excitement gets hindered when students realize that learning to read takes quite a bit of practice. When students are engaged with what they are reading, they could read and look at books for a long time.

Familiar books and favorite characters help student engagement when it comes to learning how to read.

When students already know about a book character, they are more easily able to talk about the pictures and figure out the book's plot. They are motivated to find the character's name within the text on each page and want to be able to read the exact words that were written about the character. This past year, many of my students would ask me where our books about Biscuit or Pete the Cat were. Unfortunately, we could only ever find 1 or 2 books in our classroom library about these characters. This project would help my classroom library grow to include lots of favorite character books. And, in turn, it would help to motivate and encourage my young readers to practice the new (and exciting) skill of reading. Thank you for all of your support!

Ms. Tabbert
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Froggy Rides a Bike • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Froggy Goes to School • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
Froggy Plays Soccer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Froggy Plays T-ball • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Froggy Goes to Bed • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Froggy Goes to the Doctor • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
12 Days of Kindergarten: A Counting Book • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Clifford's Halloween • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Kindergarten, Here I Come! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Night Before Kindergarten • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Clifford's Spring Clean-Up (Clifford the Big Red Dog) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Clifford's Birthday Party (50th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Bathtime for Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Goes Camping • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Clifford's Christmas • Amazon Business $3.47 1 $3.47
Clifford Goes To Dog School (Clifford 8x8) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Clifford The Small Red Puppy • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Froggy Bakes a Cake • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Clifford's Family (Clifford 8x8) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Clifford Goes to Kindergarten • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Clifford's Day with Dad • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Clifford's Manners (Clifford 8x8) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Clifford Takes A Trip • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Clifford's First School Day (Clifford the Small Red Puppy) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Clifford's First Snow Day • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Little Critter: Snowball Soup • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: A Green, Green Garden • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter Just a Little Love • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: This Is My Town This is my Town • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just a Little Sick • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: The Fall Festival • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
What a Good Kitty • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just a Teacher's Pet • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Just a Kite • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just Critters Who Care • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Mittens • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
What's That, Mittens? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Going to the Sea Park • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit's Big Friend • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Visits the Big City • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Goes to School • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit and the Baby • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit and the Little Pup • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit's New Trick • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Loves the Library • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Takes a Walk • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Plays Ball • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit in the Garden • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Wins a Prize • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit's Day at the Farm • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Too Cool for School • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat's Train Trip • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just Saving My Money • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Happy Halloween, Mittens • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just Helping My Dad • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Follow Me, Mittens • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: To the Rescue! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Mittens, Where Is Max? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Clifford's Puppy Days • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
Clifford The Firehouse Dog (Clifford 8x8) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
Biscuit • AKJ Education $2.80 1 $2.80
Clifford's Abc (Clifford 8x8) • Amazon Business $2.51 1 $2.51

Materials cost

$249.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$283.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.94

Total project goal

$332.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$332.95

4 Donors

-$298.64

Donations toward project cost

-$272.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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