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Mrs. Kennedy-Holmes from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing a Love of Learning with Disney!

My students need new and exciting novels to enhance their library and pique their interests. These includes Disney novelizations of The Descendants, Pirates of the Caribbean, Brave, Oz, Maleficent, Jurassic Park, Thor and many more!

  • $229 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are an amazing group of learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. 100% of our students receive free lunch and 1/3 of the students speak a language other than English at home. The classroom consists of 12 children in special education classes and many more coping with social emotional issues.

The students have limited experiences outside the classroom walls.

They have limited exposure to current academic materials and often utilize used and donated supplies. The children are eager learners just waiting for the right tools to help them succeed. Please help a great group of children soar high to reach their full potential!

My Project

These books will have a major impact on my students learning! Getting students interested in picking up and sticking with a book is half the battle! Once students see these exciting, familiar titles, they will be fighting over who gets to read them first!

Developing a love of reading through these books will build their confidence and help them become stronger readers.

With many reluctant readers, they need to develop a strong connection with a book with which they feel comfortable and successful. These novels will build their confidence and improve their reading skills immensely! The number one way to get students to become better readers is to get them to read - and these books will get them to do just that! This gift will help many students foster a love of reading for years to come!

Mrs. Kennedy-Holmes
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Novelization • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Maleficent • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) Prince of the Elves • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Last Council (Amulet #4) The Last Council • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Escape From Lucien (Amulet #6) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Firelight (Amulet #7) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Star Wars Rogue One Junior Novel • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Descendants: Junior Novel • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Jurassic World Junior Novelization • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Beauty and the Beast Novelization • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Power of Dragon Flame (Winx Club) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Inside Out Junior Novelization (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Night at the Museum The Secret of the Tomb • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Oz The Great and Powerful With 8 Pages of Photos From The Movie! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: THE SECRET FILES The Junior Novel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Big Hero 6 Junior Novelization (Disney Big Hero 6) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Thor: The Dark World Junior Novel The Junior Novel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
MECH-X4 Junior Novel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Cinderella Junior Novel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Beware the Shadow Phoenix (Winx Club) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Little Mermaid Junior Novelization (Disney Princess) The Junior Novelization • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Brave Junior Novelization (Disney/Pixar Brave) The Junior Novelization • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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