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Mrs. Keynan from Far Rockaway NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Japanese Language and Culture for Under-Served NYC Kids

Help me give my students "My First Hiragana Activity Book," "Japanese Composition Notebook," "Japanese Vocabulary," and "Reusable Write and Wipe Pockets" for learning how to write in Japanese.

  • $542 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Four of the students who chose this class are ENL students who are not yet fluent in English. Nevertheless, they are enthusiastic about learning a third language. Their enthusiasm is endearing and infectious. All 20 students in the class are excited to learn about a different culture.

When asked to write a "wish-list" of topics they would like to cover in our class, my students wrote things like: Japanese food and snacks, martial arts, manga and anime, and ninja and samurai.

We will cover topics like these after a solid foundation in geography, history, and Japanese writing systems.

My Project

Teachers at Village Academy MS share our passions with our students by teaching a "Mastery" course. The passion that I want to share with my sixth grade students is Japanese Language and Culture. Learning Japanese in college let me go on an exciting and once in a lifetime study abroad program in Japan. I want to open up this possibility to my students by exposing them to the language and culture while in middle school.

The resources my students will need to begin learning Japanese are the "Japanese Composition Notebook" and "My First Hiragana Activity Book." These will help to make it fun to learn written Japanese.

Mrs. Keynan
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Japanese Vocabulary (Quick Study Academic) • Amazon Business $6.95 20 $139.00
Japanese Composition Notebook: 100 Pages. Practice Book for Japanese Handwriting (Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana) • Amazon Business $5.49 20 $109.80
My First Hiragana Activity Book (Dover Children's Activity Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 20 $99.80
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.50 2 $45.00
TT768BL - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
TT768BO - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
TT768BB - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
TT768BY - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
TT768GB - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
TT768BP - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

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