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Mrs. Kristiansen from Brockton MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bookworms in Need of Books!

Help me give my students entertaining reading materials, such as the book, Fartacus, by Mark Maciejewski, to enjoy during our Reading for Pleasure class.

  • $177 goal

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My Students

I am a special needs teachers in a low income, inner-city school district. My classroom consists of 12 amazing middle school-aged students, all diagnosed with a moderate disability, such as Autism, Intellectual disabilities, and Neurological disabilities. Their eagerness, and enthusiasm towards learning is not only contagious but inspiring as well, as despite the difficulties they endure on a daily basis, they still come to school, every day, ready and excited to learn. My students inspire and motivate me, not only to be a better teacher, but to become a better person as well.

My Project

Our classroom consists of 12 amazing middle school-aged students, all diagnosed with a moderate disability, such as Autism, Intellectual disabilities, and Neurological disabilities. At the end of the day, every day, to help strengthen our comprehension skills and abilities, we read a high-interest story together. Sometimes, we will even invite students or teachers from other classrooms to be our “guest reader” of the day, to also help strengthen our social skills. Unfortunately, we are lacking the appropriate material to continue this daily activity for the remainder of the school year. Please consider helping us to continue to develop our love of reading by donating to our classroom library. In order to continue this activity that my students enjoy so much, we are asking for a class set of the high- interest novel, “Fartacus” by Mark Maciejewski, as well as a collection of Kids' Book of World Records to read during independent reading time.

Mrs. Kristiansen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Fartacus • AKJ Education $5.83 15 $87.45
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
Oh, Yikes! History's Grossest, Wackiest Moments • AKJ Education $6.73 1 $6.73
100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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