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Mrs. Sarikova from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Succeed!

My students need to be able to enhance their learning by relating information and activating prior knowledge and personal interests.

  • $687 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What a group! I teach 3rd and 4th grade students in a self-contained 12:1:1 classroom. They are so special!

I am impressed with their drive to learn despite their "emotionally disturbed", "autistic", "learning disabled" and "speech and language impaired" diagnostic classifications.

For the first time in my teaching career, I am teaching students who favor all academic subjects. They enjoy sharing their individuality and uniqueness when we engage in our lively social studies or reading conversations. I admire them collectively on one particular character trait that is so essential to success in learning -- confidence!

My goal as their teacher is to direct their confidence to enhance their drive to learn and succeed in my classroom.

My Project

My goal as an educator is to create a rewarding experience for each of my students as a reader. Students will engage in reading if they are motivated to practice this skill and essential tool for life. The books that I chose are geared to captivate the interesting of my students. In this way they can relate to the text personally. I will incorporate these texts in many subject areas and lessons. These include independent reading, guided reading, holiday celebrations, literacy strategy groups and theatrical performances as drama play.

They absolutely love and enjoy comic books and engaging stories.

They will be thrilled to read not only as a requirement in order to complete and assigned task but they will request reading in their leisure time at home and during their independent reading.

Mrs. Sarikova
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 12 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black Compression Vest size M • AKJ Education $62.09 1 $62.09
Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework TOON Level 3 • AKJ Education $5.10 12 $61.20
Monkey Animal Lap Pad ( 3 lbs. - 13 x 8 inches) • AKJ Education $44.99 1 $44.99
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set • AKJ Education $34.99 1 $34.99
Jonti-Craft® TUB - WHITE • AKJ Education $6.21 5 $31.05
Busy Fingers Tangram Gel Puzzle • AKJ Education $26.99 1 $26.99
Amaze • AKJ Education $11.67 2 $23.34
Instant Desktop Organizer • AKJ Education $10.21 2 $20.42
Pocket Gel Fidget • AKJ Education $8.99 2 $17.98
The Ultimate Homework Book • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Cross-Section Animal Cell Model • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Cross-Section Flower Model • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Hot Dots® Math Flash Cards Multiplication • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
I'm My Own Dog • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Multiplication & Division Bingo Game • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Big Nate Flips Out • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
BONE #1: Out from Boneville • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Playfoam® Shape & Learn Alphabet Set • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Bone #2: The Great Cow Race • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Luke on the Loose (TOON Level 2) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Week-by-Week Homework for Building Grammar, Usage and Mechanics Skills • AKJ Education $8.83 1 $8.83
Great Grammar Practice: Grade 3 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Goosebumps Graphix #2: Terror Trips • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate: Genius Mode • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Goosebumps Graphix #1: Creepy Creatures • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Comics Squad: Recess! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dragonbreath #1 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Mice and Beans • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #1: Super Amoeba • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #4: Captain Disaster • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Benny and Penny in the Toy Breaker TOON Level 2 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Martha Speaks: Space Dogs • AKJ Education $1.75 2 $3.50
Penny of the Pyramids (Mr. Peabody & Sherman) • AKJ Education $1.75 2 $3.50
A Boy and A Bear in a Boat • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Hey, Irma! It's Mother's Day • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Halloween Joker, The • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Halloween Hideout • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Elliot's Park Haunted Hike • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
The Crunchy, Munchy Christmas Tree • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
My Working Mom • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Hanukkah • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Thanksgiving • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

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