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Mr. Sardarian from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books! We Love Books!

Help me give my students books, books and more books! I want to provide class sets of novels and sets of books for small group guided reading instruction!

  • $261 goal

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My Students

My average day in the classroom begins when I welcome my eighth-grade students, including regular students, special education students, and students with emotional needs. I want my students to succeed.

My students like to participate in the school drama club, which is why I sponsor this activity.

I teach in a large, diverse, K-8 high poverty school in an urban area of Philadelphia that experiences crime. Our school receives Title I funding, and the entire school is eligible for free breakfast and lunch. The students come to school eager to learn from various living situations such as single parents, foster homes, homeless shelters, or extended family living.

My students are the most eccentric, funny, and smart kids you would ever want to meet. Our skill levels and overall level of support vary by student. Some of my students require additional academic support, and some require additional emotional support. One thing that is universal is our desire to work together.

On the first day of school, we identify ourselves as a family. A family takes care of one another and looks out for one another. This is what we do. We work together to accomplish our goals.

My Project

This project is set to bring countless numbers of books into the classroom. Through this project, we will be bringing three full class sets of books into the classroom. We will also be bringing six sets of books to use for guided reading (small group instruction).

I want my students to feel comfortable reading.

We develop our students to become strong, comfortable, independent readers, and I want to ensure that they can do this, while feeling invested in the stories they are reading. These books will allow for more growth and excitement in our classroom. Whether we are reading as a whole group, small group or independently, these books WILL make a difference. To check for comprehension, the paper will be put to use through various activities for students to complete.

Mr. Sardarian
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Manny • AKJ Education $1.00 30 $30.00
True Love, the Sphinx, and Other Unsolvable Riddle • AKJ Education $1.00 30 $30.00
Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls • AKJ Education $1.00 30 $30.00
The Original Mad Libs 1 • AKJ Education $2.25 8 $18.00
Morganville Vampires #2 • AKJ Education $0.50 15 $7.50
Die Laughing • AKJ Education $0.50 15 $7.50
Fearless #5 Kiss • AKJ Education $0.50 15 $7.50
Fearless #19 Twins • AKJ Education $0.50 15 $7.50
Fearless Twisted 4 • AKJ Education $0.50 15 $7.50
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Goldenrod, 500/Ream (14788) • Staples Advantage $5.51 1 $5.51
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Canary, 500/Ream (14787) • Staples Advantage $5.50 1 $5.50
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Cream, 500/Ream (14789) • Staples Advantage $5.02 1 $5.02
Dove Song • AKJ Education $1.00 5 $5.00
Some Kind of Wonderful • AKJ Education $1.00 5 $5.00
The Prospect • AKJ Education $4.13 1 $4.13
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas • AKJ Education $3.69 1 $3.69
The Midnight Club • AKJ Education $3.69 1 $3.69
The Rescue • AKJ Education $3.65 1 $3.65
Sister Slam • AKJ Education $1.00 2 $2.00

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