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Mrs. Bellanca from Jersey City NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Imaginations Soar

My students need to build their imagination and creativity but adding to our " little library" in our classroom and then construct projects based on our independent choices.

  • $444 goal

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My Students

Young, urban and enthusiastic! My students live in an urban city across the river from NYC. Our school is uniquely diverse with students from around the world. Many have chosen our city/district because it affords their families opportunities that may have otherwise escaped them. My students are from low-income families, yet despite this, they are eager to learn.

Many of our students make the most of their high school experience even though finances may hold them back.

They can and do excel in academics and sports, many times winning scholarships for their achievements. As a teacher, I want to make sure I can contribute to their success.

My Project

By adding to our classroom library, we are adding to the imaginations of our students. Many of the books we have in our library are ones that the students have already read and are now in need of some new adventures! And once finished, fresh materials will help bring these books to life during our "Book Sale" as we try to "sell" our choices to fellow classmates! With fresh choices, students will surely deepen their appreciation of literature and build their stamina for independent reading. In building our little library, we hope to instill a love of the written word.

Mrs. Bellanca
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Crayons (24 Count), Crayola Colored Pencils in Assorted Colors (12 Count), Crayola (10ct) Classic Fine Line Markers, and Crayola (10ct) Classic Broad Line Markers Holiday Bundle • Amazon Business $10.46 6 $62.76
Furinno 11208EX Pasir 3-Tier Open Shelf, Espresso • Amazon Business $21.87 1 $21.87
Juliet Takes a Breath • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Origin: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.77 1 $17.77
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $8.39 2 $16.78
Deadpool vs. The Punisher • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Blood Race • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Basketball Diaries: The Classic About Growing Up Hip on New York's Mean Streets • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
The Women in the Castle: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
The Glass Castle: A Memoir • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Pacon 6555 Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper Ream, 45 lb, 9 x 12, Assorted, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Milk and Honey • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Symptoms of Being Human • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
It's Kind of a Funny Story • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
The Odyssey • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
If I Ever Get Out of Here • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
An Abundance of Katherines • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ask the Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Clear, Washable, 4 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $1.57 1 $1.57

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