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Ms. Sciannameo-Aidala from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Fifth Graders Dive Into The World Of Fantasy Novels!

My students need high interest books to support their unit in Fantasy Book Clubs with books like Harry Potter, Narnia, and others will set their imaginations ablaze!

  • $714 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Many of my students are book-hungry. They devour high-interest series like Harry Potter, Narnia, and more. Unfortunately, series books like these are expensive, and there are often not enough to go around. We all have a beloved childhood book series. Help create that same magic for my 5th graders!

Everyday, my co-teacher and I get to spend our time with twenty-eight energetic, full of personality fifth graders.

They are amazing and so eager to learn. We teach an ICT class, or inclusion class, made up of students with diverse learning needs. Some are high-performing, high achieving students. Others struggle with behavior and learning issues. We have students on the Autism Spectrum and many students with Learning Disabilities. They exist in an energetic learning community but live in a high-poverty area. Many of their parents are new immigrants to our country. Even the middle-school application process is competitive in Brooklyn, and many of our students' parents lack the time or means to keep up in this environment. Despite the obstacles that our students and parents face, I'm often astounded by their drive, ambition, and wonderful learning spirits!

My Project

My students are gearing up for a unit on Fantasy Book Clubs. We have some books to support this unit but we want to make sure that all students are engaged in high-interest reading. They love giving recommendations to one another, but often there are not enough of these types of books to go around. My students will use these books to have rich conversation and build necessary reading comprehension skills. Furthermore, these books will be used for years to come by many fantasy-series-hungry fifth graders!

This donation will help build our classroom library, making it engaging, inviting, and exciting for our fifth grade students.

Education can open doors, break class barriers, and give students opportunities they never thought possible. This begins with engagement and excitement. Your donation will help all of our learners find a book to interest them. You can help them feel the magic of diving into an imaginary world and falling in love with characters, settings and events.

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Ms. Sciannameo-Aidala
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13) • Amazon $109.39 2 $218.78
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon $50.42 2 $100.84
The Spiderwick Chronicles, the Complete Series: The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath • Amazon $27.14 3 $81.42
Chronicles of Narnia Box Set • Amazon $31.49 2 $62.98
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time) • Amazon $23.32 2 $46.64
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon $26.03 1 $26.03
Gregor the Underland Chronicles (5 Volume Set) • Amazon $25.33 1 $25.33
Coraline • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00

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