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Mrs. Altobelli from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books and Materials

My students need a marker refill, pencils and new books!

  • $457 goal

This project expired on April 5, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How frustrating is it when you just can't find the color you need while coloring? How about when you're really interested in a topic you were introduced to and can't find a book on it? Welcome to my students' lives.

I am a fourth grade teacher in a low income, high-need community.

Most of my students come from bilingual households where money is tight. I supply almost all of the books my students will read during their fourth grade career. I also supply most, if not all, of the art and writing tools they will use.

My Project

I have requested pencils, markers, and books for my classroom. I have requested the Ticonderoga pencils so when my students are out of pencils I will have one available for them. This particular brand sharpens fast and doesn't break easily. I have requested a classpack of markers and extras in red and blue because those get used up quicker than the other colors. I have also requested books that are related to our curriculum. These are topics that the students get interested in after being introduced to them during lessons. I don't have many books in my library for these topics so I'd like to add to it to keep them interested and learning! I hate to get them excited about a topic and then they can't investigate further.

This project will make a difference in my students' lives in various ways.

Most importantly, it will keep them interested in learning in a critical year where they take three state tests and begin to dislike school. Thank you so much for taking an interest in my students' education.

Mrs. Altobelli
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ticonderoga Pencils #2, Yellow Finish • Quill $2.19 25 $54.75
Crayola Original 16-Color Conical-Tip Marker Classpack of 256 • Nasco $74.95 1 $74.95
Crayola Bulk Conical-Tip Marker Refill - Red • Nasco $4.45 1 $4.45
Crayola Bulk Washable Conical-Tip Marker Refill - Blue • Nasco $7.50 1 $7.50
Washable 8-Color Conical-Tip Classpack of 200 • Nasco $78.95 1 $78.95
A Picture Book of Sacagawea David A. Adler, Dan Brown (Illus • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
The Story of Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing up in the Little House • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Lewis and Clark Kristin Petrie • AKJ Books $18.98 1 $18.98
Picture book of Amelia Earhart • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Flying Ace: The Story of Amelia Earhart • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Going West Jean Van Leeuwen, Thomas B. Allen (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Meet Josefina: An American Girl (American Girls Collection S • AKJ Books $6.26 1 $6.26
Colonial America • AKJ Books $30.30 1 $30.30
Frontier America/Pioneer Life • AKJ Books $30.29 1 $30.29

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