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Mrs. Polan from Clifton NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

BOOKFLIX-Books and Film for Literacy and Family Involvement

My students need books and DVDs to create movie adaptation bundles to enjoy at home with their families.

  • $239 goal

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My Students

Our school is a bustling place filled with enthusiastic, intelligent elementary students eager to learn. When the students enter my classroom each week I always hear questions about what they'll be learning that day, exclamations about how much they loved the books they read the prior week and hopeful voices volunteering to help organize the books on our bookshelves. They love trying new things and our teachers love seeking new ways to make learning exciting!

When you walk into our school you find yourself immersed in an overwhelmingly positive atmosphere which evokes feelings of home.

Friendliness and warmth fill our halls and our young students cannot wait to embark on new learning adventures each day!

My Project

Life is very busy for most of our students and parents. It is hard to find time to work on literacy at home in a fun way between the bustle of extracurricular activities, homework and family responsibilities. Our program, Bookflix, entails creating bundles of books alongside their respective film adaptations and inviting our students to borrow them from the school library. These will include popular, thought-provoking stories such as Wonder, Where the Wild Things Are, Matilda, Beezus and Ramona and Because of Winn-Dixie.

This project will allow parents to spend time reading with their children and then create a fun bonding experience as they watch the movie together after finishing the book.

In addition to the books and DVDs, we will also include discussion questions with each Bookflix bundle. We will encourage our parents to discuss the questions with their children as they read and then hold a Family Movie Night to celebrate finishing the book together. We can't wait to see our families enjoy Bookflix once our Donor's Choose project is successful!

Mrs. Polan
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 230 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Because of Winn-Dixie Signature Edition • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Mr. Popper's Penguins • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Matilda [Special Edition] • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Matilda • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Wonder • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Beezus and Ramona • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Paxcoo 12 Pcs 5 Colors A4 Plastic Zip File Paper Document Folder Bags Storage Pouch • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Isabelle (American Girl) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Charlotte's Web • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Charlotte's Web (2006) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Color Edition (Captain Underpants #1) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Mr. Popper's Penguins • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Ramona and Beezus • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

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