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Mr. Sardarian from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Novels Will Make a Difference!

Help me give my students young adult novels, activities to enhance understanding and learning and essential classroom supplies.

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My average day in the classroom begins when I welcome my eighth grade students, including regular students, special education students, and students with emotional needs. I want my students to succeed.

My students like to participate in the school drama club, which is why I sponsor this activity.

I teach in a large, diverse, K-8 high poverty school in an urban area of Philadelphia that experiences crime. Our school receives Title I funding, and the entire school is eligible for free breakfast and lunch. The students come to school eager to learn from various living situations such as single parents, foster homes, homeless shelters, or extended family living.

My students are the most eccentric, funny, and smart kids you would ever want to meet. Our skill levels and overall level of support vary by student. Some of my students require additional academic support, and some require additional emotional support. One thing that is universal is our desire to work together.

On the first day of school, we identify ourselves as a family. A family takes care of one another and looks out for one another. This is what we do. We work together to accomplish our goals.

My Project

Our classroom has been ever-developing throughout the past couple of years. One aspect that I have been working on recently is the renovation of our classroom library. We have recently seen an influx of new titles arrive that have made a world of difference for my students. This project will continue to open these same new doors.

Finding a book that my students can relate to is a wonderful gift.

That is the motto that I have found to be successful in my classroom. I want my students to read and be actively involved in their work. In addition to the books we have and the units I have created, I want to ensure that my students are challenged and having some resource guides for the novels we read throughout the year will provide some assistance.

Reacting to art is something that I encourage, whether we are reading novels, poems, fiction or nonfiction, or listening to audio, we are always analyzing and identifying the theme of the work, these materials will help us in accomplishing our goals. Finally, the essential supplies will keep my students focused and prepared for daily assignments throughout the day. When we are finished with the supplies, we can lock them in the closet to prevent anything from happening to the materials.

Mr. Sardarian
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SEPOX 40mm Keyed Alike Laminated Steel Padlock with Long Shackle, 1-9/16" Wide Body Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $19.79 1 $19.79
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - Teacher Guide by Novel Units • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Teacher Guide by Novel Units • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Frito-Lay Party Mix, (40 Count) Variety Pack • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Cage To Rattle • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Air Wick plug in Scented Oil 5 Refills, Lavender & Chamomile, (5x0.67oz), Essential Oils, Air Freshener • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Tuck Everlasting: An Instructional Guide for Literature - Novel Study Guide for 4th-8th Grade Literature with Close Reading and Writing Activities (Great Works Classroom Resource) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Starry Eyes • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Windfall • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Hocus Pocus Book of Spells: Plain Unruled Notebook (6x9, Easy to Carry) - Inspired by the Evil magic book from the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Believe in a Thing Called Love • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
180 Seconds • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Alex, Approximately • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Fruity Snacks, Mixed Berry, Gluten Free, Fat Free, 32 oz (40 Pouches) • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
Holding Up the Universe • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Night We Said Yes • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
RECEPTACLE BANDS LARGE CAN PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $1.99 1 $1.99
RECEPTACLE BANDS LARGE CAN PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $1.99 1 $1.99
BALL TENNIS FOAM 70MM HIGH BOUNCE SET OF 3 • School Specialty $1.78 1 $1.78
FILE POCKET LEGAL EXPANDING 3.5 IN • School Specialty $0.44 4 $1.76
EXPANDING FILE HEAVY DUTY POCKET TOP TAB - LEGAL 1 3/4 • School Specialty $0.64 2 $1.28
EXPANDING FILE HEAVY DUTY POCKET TOP TAB - LEGAL 3 1/2 • School Specialty $0.64 2 $1.28

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