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Ms. Kowalchyk from Watervliet NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nothing Like a Good Book to Escape Quarantine

Help me give my students books, handpicked with love and delivered to enjoy in quarantine!

  • $379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach middle school English language learners from all over the world. They are refugees with a new life ahead of them. They are from impoverished nations and they're here for better opportunities. They've left everything behind to be reunited with their families. They are part of our community, of which over 70% qualify for free and reduced-cost lunch.

My students have to work twice as hard.

They are working to master content while they learn English. They are smart and capable and full of potential.

My Project

Quarantine isn't cool. Especially if you're a middle schooler. On our daily Zoom chats, they ask me about whether or not they'll have to repeat a grade and if they will lose all the skills they've learned this year. They're stressed and worried. All I can tell them is to keep doing their best. Keep trying to do their Google Classroom assignments.

And most of all, keep reading.

Reading for pleasure every day will keep building their comprehension and vocabulary skills so they don't fall even more behind. And it's a wonderful way to escape reality, which we all need now more than ever!

This isn't just a book for them to read. Hand selecting books and delivering them to their doorsteps one way that I can let them know that I'm thinking about them, that I miss them, and that I care. I selected each of these books specifically for individual students, so I know they'll love them, and hopefully it makes them feel loved as well.

Ms. Kowalchyk
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Soccer 360 Magazine • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
National Geographic Magazine • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Sports Illustrated Kids • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Superior Iron Man Vol. 1: Infamous • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Wrinkle In Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Maleficent • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Naruto (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 4: Includes vols. 10, 11 & 12 (4) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Snickers & Twix & M&M'S, Fun Size Chocolate Candy Bars 60 pieces, 33.9 oz • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
The Art of Drawing Airplanes: A Seven Step Process for Drawing Realistic Airplanes • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft, and Spacecraft: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw World War II Fighter Planes, Modern Jets, Space Capsules, and Much More... • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday (13) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Maleficent • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Karen's Witch (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Nature Girl • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
My Life as a Gamer (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
I survived Ebola virus: A story of survival during pandemic times. • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever (14) • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74

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