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Mr. Levin from Bronx NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Never Been To A Movie?

The cost of sending 18 students and five chaperones to see "Because of Winn-Dixie" at the movies is $232, including <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I found out not too long ago that a number of students in my current second grade class have never actually been to a movie theatre. I was surprised although I probably shouldn't have been since there are no movie theatres near our school in The South Bronx. For the last two years I have made a point of taking my class to the movies, under the proviso that no child of mine will leave my class without having seen a movie in a real movie theatre. Two years ago we saw "Holes" and last year we saw "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkhaban." In both cases we read the book ("Holes" in its entirety, with 5th graders, Harry Potter, in parts, with my second graders.) As anyone knows, it can be incredibly satisfying to see a movie after reading the book. We know the intricacies of the plot and the characters. We anticipate the dramatic moments. We assess every detail against what we imagined. For kids, with their inherent lack of cynicism, the experience is twice as dynamic. When a class dives deeply into a book, they become incredible sticklers for detail. When twenty or more kids pool their ideas, the sheer number of discrepancies often cannot be recorded on one sheet of chart paper. For my students the book they experience a second time, as a movie, is inevitably the most meaningful literacy experience of the year. The challenge every year is finding and funding the book/movie experience. I am picky about the book. Last year I had high hopes for "The Cat in The Hat" but I had to nix it after the dreadful reviews. This year, fortunately, we have the film version of Kate DiCamillo's wonderful children's novel “Because of Winn-Dixie.” Wayne Wang, who previously directed the film adaptations of “The Joy Luck Club” and “Anywhere But Here,” is directing the movie. I am confident this will be a relatively faithful and skillful adaptation. I have already begun reading the book with my class and they are fully immersed in the characters and the humorous and touching narrative. In our school we do not ask the families to contribute toward field trips and related activities since most do not have that much disposable income. Accordingly, in the past, I have raised the money from a combination of my own funds and support from various family and friends. I have already promised my class that we are going sometime in late February or early March (the movie opens on February 18th). We travel for free on the subway and we will get the group/children's rate for the tickets. If you would like to help defray the expense of this trip, your support will be greatly appreciated and my students will send you some very nice thank-you letters, which they love writing.

Mr. Levin
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Loews Cineplex (probably W. 68th St, if not then W. 84th St.
(tickets or gift certificates for tickets for the movie Because of Winn-Dixie. If it is logistically simpler, since the tickets cannot be purchased until the theatre is announced, (1 week ahead of time), I would be willing to pay for the tickets myself and be reimbursed.)
18 students, 5 adults $168.00

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