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Mrs. Griffoni from Camden NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Not Basals! Part Deux

My students need a class set (25 books each) of two novels: "The Inuit Thought of It" as well as "Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist".

  • $509 goal

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My Students

"Camden, NJ ranked most dangerous in the country AGAIN!" "Poverty and homelessness rampant in Camden, NJ!" I am sure when you think of Camden, you picture gun-ridden streets, homelessness, and an overall sense of doom. You may feel sorrow or despair for the residents, children especially, of this heavily populated city. It is a shame that our city and its residents rarely make the news for any sort of positive messages!

I see hope, perseverance, and a will to learn and grow.

Our students in Camden, NJ are special. Some have such sad stories at such a young age, but... out of sadness often comes triumph. My students are thirsty for knowledge, and as their teacher, I do everything in my power to keep that thirst alive!

My Project

This is the second of a three part project! I am adapting a new curriculum this year that requires students to have 8 books (not basals, or a single literacy textbook). I have already purchased two sets on my own, totaling over $400. I am requesting funds for two more sets of novels.

Both of these texts are rigorous, engaging, and will assist the students build their literacy skills as well as build their knowledge about the world!

The first is an aspiring novel about the Inuit culture and technology. The second is graphic novel that explains the scientific method.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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The Inuit Thought of It: Amazing Arctic Innovations (We Thought of It) • Amazon Business $9.95 25 $248.75
Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $5.90 25 $147.50

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