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Mrs. Vilas from Jersey City NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Next Stop? Imagination Station!

Help me give my students a sense of community to address their social-emotional needs so that they have a safe place to talk in more depth about complex topics.

  • $565 goal

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My Students

My students are doing their best to continue with the learning we have been doing in early March. I am working closely with the parents of my 4th grade students to make sure they get the best education possible.

At the moment, we try to meet daily during zoom sessions.

We are covering the academic subject areas, but feel that more needs to be done to address social-emotional needs.

My Project

I would like to spend time each day with my students on Zoom addressing their social-emotional needs. During this time we need to build a sense of community, and also have some fun at the same time!

Through powerful literature, I can have the students imagine their own possibilities.

I will read stories about innovation and creation, such as the Book, "The House That Cleaned Itself: The True Story Of Frances Gabe's (Mostly) Marvelous Invention" by Susan Romberg.

I also want to read books which highlight the value of diversity. I want students to see and learn about diverse groups and to understand that it is OK to be different. The book "Each Kindness" by Jacqueline Woodson is about trying to fit in and making new friends and how challenging that can be for children. We need to continue our journey of building empathy in this world.

Mrs. Vilas
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Cats in Krasinski Square $21.20 1 $21.20
Flight for Freedom: The Wetzel Family’s Daring Escape from East Germany (Berlin Wall History for Kids book; Nonfiction Picture Books) $15.67 1 $15.67
Nerdy Birdy $15.55 1 $15.55
Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night $14.43 1 $14.43
Creepy Carrots! $14.36 1 $14.36
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah $14.19 1 $14.19
Junkyard Wonders $14.19 1 $14.19
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom $14.17 1 $14.17
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad $14.03 1 $14.03
The House That Cleaned Itself: The True Story of Frances Gabe's (Mostly) Marvelous Invention $13.75 1 $13.75
The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins $13.74 1 $13.74
The Wall $13.49 1 $13.49
7 Ate 9 $13.19 1 $13.19
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team $13.19 1 $13.19
Miss Rumphius $12.99 1 $12.99
Imagine $12.89 1 $12.89
The Sweetest Fig $12.59 1 $12.59
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me $12.59 1 $12.59
The Day the Crayons Came Home $12.02 1 $12.02
That Is Not a Good Idea! $11.98 1 $11.98
Love $11.68 1 $11.68
Journey (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy) $11.65 1 $11.65
Drawn Together $11.49 1 $11.49
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery $10.99 1 $10.99
Pink and Say $10.99 1 $10.99
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) $10.74 1 $10.74
The Invisible Boy $10.59 1 $10.59
Creepy Pair of Underwear! $10.55 1 $10.55
Thank You, Mr. Falker $9.99 1 $9.99
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) $9.69 1 $9.69
The Book with No Pictures $9.39 1 $9.39
Star of Fear, Star of Hope $8.89 1 $8.89
Freedom Summer $7.99 1 $7.99
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman (Turtleback Binding Edition) $7.60 1 $7.60
When Jessie Came Across the Sea $6.99 1 $6.99
The Name Jar $6.99 1 $6.99
Fly Away Home $6.49 1 $6.49

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