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Mrs. Bogacz from Springfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm and Read!

My students need these books and supplies for success in grade 4.

  • $456 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from an inner city school and are from low-income families. Our school has a poverty rate of over 96 percent.

Our school serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers, and a safe learning environment.

The opportunity and achievement gaps are apparent among our student population. Teachers are expected to deliver excellent instruction in science, math, English, history, and library skills without the requisite tools to teach our students. We aim high to achieve success.

My Project

Over the past few years our city’s budget has become more & more limited. I buy books to add to my collection with my own money but these are usually paperback & do not have a long life. Many students do not utilize the city libraries as in the past; not because they aren't eager but possibly due to lack of transportation or family situations. I would like these books so that my students would benefit by having access to these new, more current/relevant, books. We need the common core practice books to help us become proficient in ELA.

This elementary age is the perfect time to inspire students' to love reading & become life-long learners.

These supplies will help the students so the families will not have to purchase them.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Bones: Skeletons and How They Work • Amazon Business $17.53 1 $17.53
The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Logitech Wireless Mouse M185 - Silver • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
The Secret Subway • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Inventions: That Could Have Changed the World...But Didn't! • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
How Could We Harness a Hurricane? • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Just a Second • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Ada Lace, on the Case (An Ada Lace Adventure) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Newton's Rainbow: The Revolutionary Discoveries of a Young Scientist • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
President of the Whole Fifth Grade (President Series) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Blue, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17

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