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Mrs. Santopietro from Waterbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our New 7th Graders Need Books!

My students need engaging books to independently practice the reading strategies they learn in class.

  • $808 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students always enjoy reading new and engaging texts and I am sure our new 7th graders will be no exception. Together with my partner teacher, Miss L, we teach Reading and Language Arts to about 100 inner city, 7th graders each school year. Our students come from many different backgrounds and come to our classes with varying reading levels and abilities. Our students spend a lot of time in the 7th grade learning about different reading strategies and how they can utilize the new strategies they learn independently.

Being in the inner city, we do not always have the opportunity to purchase new reading materials for our students.

So, our students are excited and appreciative anytime we can provide new texts that are the proper reading level and that they can relate to. Despite challenges, our students work hard everyday to become better readers, writers, and communicators.

My Project

The students on my 7th grade team participate in independent reading time during their Reading and Language Arts classes. During this time, students can practice the strategies they are learning in class. It also provides students the opportunity to choose a book that interests them and that they can easily relate to. It is a way to differentiate for readers at different levels.

Throughout my years as an educator, I have had the pleasure of watching students’ eyes light up when they see a new book on the shelf.

Unfortunately, we do not always have the ability to purchase the books we need.

My partner teacher Miss L and I, would love to be able to provide the students on our team with new reading material. We would appreciate it and we know our students will too!

Mrs. Santopietro
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluford Series (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $26.19 2 $52.38
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) • AKJ Education $25.55 2 $51.10
Matched (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $23.92 2 $47.84
She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) • Amazon Business $13.57 2 $27.14
The Lifters • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
The Night Diary • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Payback on Poplar Lane (Poplar Kids) • Amazon Business $10.70 2 $21.40
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 2 $21.38
Middle School: Ultimate Showdown Ultimate Showdown • AKJ Education $10.21 2 $20.42
Middle School: Escape to Australia • AKJ Education $10.21 2 $20.42
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 5 The Ugly Truth • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
Double Down • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9 The Long Haul • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 2 $17.96
Awkward • AKJ Education $8.03 2 $16.06
Shoot-Out Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Hoops • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
True Legend • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Scorpions • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Hatchet • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life • AKJ Education $5.84 2 $11.68
Summer Ball • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 2 $11.16
I Survived #1: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
I Survived #3: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Is Derek Jeter? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74

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