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Ms. Marek from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books are Magic!

Help me give my students the treasure of a terrific book by donating to our classroom library!

  • $649 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Unique. Intelligent. Curious. Loving. My eight students on the Autism Spectrum embody them all. I am a District 75, Special Education teacher in Brooklyn, New York. My students come from middle to lower income households. They love coming to school knowing that they are celebrated for who they uniquely are.

When you walk into my classroom, you are greeted by eight students who complete a different part of our classroom puzzle.

You may not always get an immediate hello, but if you are patient and kind, my students will open up to you in their own ways. They may pull you out on the classroom dance floor during a movement break. They may ask what kind of car you drive in order to discover a mutual interest. They may ask you to read a new book with them or, if you're lucky, share their snack with you! My students continue to work hard each day to share their abilities with the world and learn how to overcome their disabilities.

My Project

This school year, I am hoping to build a classroom library for my students, filled with books that will spark excitement, joy and a passion for reading.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go,"- Dr Seuss.

I am a special education teacher in Brooklyn. I teach a self-contained class of eight students with Autism. My students have been working hard to become independent readers; more attentive to the words, pictures and meaning of a book. Therefore, I am hoping to surprise my students with a classroom library this year!

I am hoping to build a library that is curated to my students' interests and needs. My classroom library will contain books about animals, sports, automobiles and more! It will feature read alouds intended to teach students about kindness, social skills and embracing their abilities and disabilities.

Please consider contributing to my students' classroom library. Every student deserves to fall deep into a good book!

Ms. Marek
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sports Talk, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Community Helpers, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Animals, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades K-1 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00
STEAM Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Monster at the End of This Book • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$475.02

Vendor shipping charges

$39.20

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$551.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.30

Total project goal

$648.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$648.65

9 Donors

-$644.24

Donations toward project cost

-$551.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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