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Mrs. Sakalian from Troy MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need 5 copies of 7 book titles, including 5 titles from author Janie Lynn Panagopoulos.

  • $376 goal

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The state of Michigan is going through many tough times with unemployment and cut backs in education. Our school will have full classes which means there will have to be a split class. I was chosen to teach a 3/4 split. (14 students from each grade) I would like to find interesting books to integrate the language arts and social studies curriculum.

Our state has adapted a new curriculum for both 3rd and 4th grade students. This means new materials are needed for both. A great deal of my summer has been spent researching books to go with the curriculum. I have been to the public library, school library, and several book stores and feel the books I am requesting fit the needs of my students. They are exciting stories with a great deal of historical and geographic information. I don't want to let a new curriculum at both grade levels be an obstacle for the students. They need grade appropriate materials.

I plan on integrating historical fiction in literature groups. The requested materials also will be an excellent resource for writing, geography, research topics and enrichment activities. I feel students enjoy school when their subjects are connected. The titles I have chosen are exciting and hopefully will encourage students to enjoy historical fiction and improve their writing and reading skills. My resources: Author Janie Lynn Panagopoulos: Traders in Time, Journey Back to Lumberjack Camp, Erie Trail West, North to Iron Country, Mark of the Bear Claw. Author Wendy Caszatt-Allen: Adventures of Pachelot I Last Voyage of the Griffon, Adventures of Pachelot II Fort Brokenheart

Donating to my class will help students in our entire school. Our state has a very high unemployment rate and many of our students are feeling the hardship. I will share all materials with the other third and forth grade classes so all students will experience these exciting stories. It's wonderful to have a resource to go to that can help so many students enjoy new and exciting literature.

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Last Voyage of the Griffon (Adventures of Pachelot Series #1) Wendy Caszatt-Allen • Barnes and Noble $6.25 5 $31.25
Erie Trail West: A Dream-Quest Adventure Janie Lynn Panagopoulos • Barnes and Noble $8.05 5 $40.25
Fort Brokenheart (Adventures of Pachelot Series #2) Wendy Caszatt-Allen • Barnes and Noble $6.25 5 $31.25
Journey Back to Lumberjack Camp: A Dream Quest Adventure Janie Lynn Panagopoulos • Barnes and Noble $8.05 5 $40.25
Mark of the Bear Claw Janie Lynn Panagopoulos • Barnes and Noble $8.05 5 $40.25
North to Iron Country: A Dream-Quest Adventure Janie Lynn L. Panagopoulos • Barnes and Noble $8.05 5 $40.25
Traders in Time: A Dream-Quest Adventure Janie Lynn Panagopoulos • Barnes and Noble $8.95 5 $44.75

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