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Mrs. Breen from Hamden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Club/Circulo de Lectores

My students need novels that they can read with their teacher and their family members in English and in Spanish in order to participate in a book club that gives access to bilingual families.

  • $388 goal

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My Students

Many children require MOVEMENT and a FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT in order to achieve the highest levels of academic success. Children are naturally full of energy, and school should be a place to CHANNEL that energy into positive learning outcomes. Students who feel a deep connection to their learning spaces are more likely to feel invested in their education. Creativity is key when designing a 21st-century classroom in which the ultimate goal is giving children the space options that they need for optimum learning.

The beauty of the diversity of our school is unmatched in our district and creates a community of acceptance that gives me hope about the types of people we are releasing into this ever-changing world.

My students are active learners who constantly self-advocate for a fresh take on instruction. Utilizing alternative methods with my students always helps to engage them, and I find it my personal charge to build each child's intrinsic motivation while cultivating a learning environment that shows that learning is fun!

Student engagement is the ultimate goal of my teaching practice, and it is easier to excite my students with an environment and materials that help them look forward to hard academic work.

My Project

My students require outside-the-box thinking in order to buy into reading for fun. Many of the families of the children in my school speak only Spanish, and therefore may not feel as comfortable discussing reading strategies taught to their children in English.

I need English and Spanish versions of a novel, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, to engage my students and their families in a book club in order to teach parents how to support their children at home as avid readers.

Spanish versions of this book will remove an obstacle that some parents face, taking the language barrier away from engaging families in participation in learning. English versions of this book will allow students to read alongside their families at home while cultivating good reading habits.

Mrs. Breen
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $6.39 20 $127.80
El prodiogioso viaje de Edward Tulane (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.31 10 $103.10
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $6.39 10 $63.90

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