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Mrs. Laborde from Avon IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need the Write Books for Kinder Writing!

My students need engaging books that correspond with KinderWriting curriculum by Tara West.

  • $319 goal

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My Students

My Kindergarten students choose to be leaders and goal getters. They are constantly reminding and encouraging each other that they might not be able to do something "yet", but to keep trying! We have large class sizes so I differentiate instruction to best meet the individual needs academically, socially, and behaviorally.

My students beg to write in their journals each day!

Yes, I said Kindergarteners! They love getting their journals and writing about their life and experiences. The Kinderwriting curriculum by Tara West has allowed me to cater to each student.

They LOVE listening to read alouds, sharing their journal entries with buddies, and doing hands on activities.

My Project

I used the curriculum Kinderwriting by Tara West (TPT) this year and I saw a huge growth in my students. There are 9 units and she suggests 3-4 books per unit. Some of the books she listed I already had!!! A few I borrowed, but others were only available on Amazon. I noticed a huge difference on the days I was able to teach or introduce a new skill with the suggested book. The kids loved the story and had something to connect to as they were writing.

These books have been purposefully selected to introduce Kindergarteners various types of writing.

My students will begin by learning to illustrate a story with pictures which is when I will read "Not a Box". They learn through that text a simple square can turn into any illustration by using simple shapes. We will continue to grow with each unit until the end of kindergarten when we are writing multiple sentences about researched animals and using texts such as "Are You a Bee?" and "Cats vs. Dogs".

Please consider donating to help our class grow as writers!

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Wanna Iguana • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
A Ball for Daisy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pizza at Sally's • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
One Day, The End.: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Ralph Tells a Story • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Flashlight • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Duck! Rabbit! • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Oh No, George! • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
In My Opinion • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
How to Make a Liquid Rainbow (Hands-On Science Fun) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
What Do Authors Do? • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
The Listening Walk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Building a House • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dear Mr. Blueberry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Red is Best • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Not a Box • Amazon Business $5.43 1 $5.43
Yo! Yes? (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
How to Make Slime • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Are You a Bee? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary What Is an Adjective? • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
My Lucky Day • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Dear Mr. Blueberry (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
Walt Disney's Cinderella (a Little Golden Book) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: George Washington Carver (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Frog Prince (Hello Reader! Level 3, Grades 1 & 2) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Who Hops? • Amazon Business $3.51 1 $3.51
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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