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

#ISeeMe Books!

Help me give my students get books for our classroom library, book clubs and guided reading, like El Deafo. #ISeeMe books. Plus, some books for my reluctant readers, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

  • $341 goal

This project expired on November 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 29 amazing students. Many of my students are refugees from all around the world. 90 percent of my students live in poverty. We are a diverse group, who love learning, our community school, reading books, learning American history, reading novels and making connections.

We are an active group of learners who have a growth mindset and love learning.

We use Class Dojo and track our points for prizes and activities.

Our favorite thing is to play soccer and incorporate it into our learning. Thank you so much for considering our classroom.

My Project

These books will help add to our diverse library of books and keep us reading all year long. We read any moment we can. We track our reading in our data binders.

I want our classroom library, our book clubs and guided reading to be filled with books that have characters that look like us.

For my sometimes reluctant readers: Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory get us reading and developing habits to fall in love with reading.

Thank you for considering our classroom. We love to read and are always looking for new exciting books.

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

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
El Deafo • AKJ Education $9.48 4 $37.92
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $7.99 4 $31.96
Junebug • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Ruby's Wish • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.59 5 $27.95
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.59 4 $22.36
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.18 5 $20.90
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.49 5 $17.45
Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Under the Ramadan Moon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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