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

Books

Help me give my students a library that includes stories about children that are a reflection of their community and experiences.

  • $287 goal

This project expired on February 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is the first and most advanced school designed to meet the unique needs of children in the foster care and child welfare systems in New York City.

Two-thirds of our seats are reserved for children who are "child-welfare involved," and the remaining third come from the poorest Congressional District in the U.S.

The school prides itself in integrating social services and a trauma-sensitive curriculum into an educational program for these children who are either in foster care or receiving preventative services.

Many of our scholars have not only made several transitions in and out of foster homes but 27% of our scholars are classified as homeless. The lack of stability at home combined with histories of trauma, abuse, or neglect make our scholars the most vulnerable children in New York City.

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy-I read on the carpet to them, they complete work there, and they read independently! Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind-I have watched them the past few weeks of school read titles just like these, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Weird School 21-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $51.44 1 $51.44
Sugar Plum Ballerinas Box Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $21.56 1 $21.56
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
Sophie Washington: Things You Didn't Know About Sophie (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
STAT #4: Schooled (STAT: Standing Tall and Talented) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
STAT #3: Slam Dunk: Standing Tall and Talented • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
STAT: Standing Tall and Talented #2: Double Team • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
STAT: Standing Tall and Talented #1: Home Court • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34

Materials cost

$210.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$243.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.95

Total project goal

$286.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$286.36

4 Donors

-$273.13

Donations toward project cost

-$243.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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