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

Reading Materials For Special Kids

The cost of the various books, like Illustory: Write and Illustrate Your Own Book!, The Polar Express, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: The Movie Storybook, etc., is $207, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $239 goal

This project expired on April 30, 2006.

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My students come from disadvantaged communities. We do a lot of projects in school but, we do not have many resources for them to learn from. They can't go to the library because they have no one to take them, and they do not have library cards. So, what I would like is to expand our classroom library to give them more resources. I am a special education teacher teaching fourth and fifth graders. All my students get free lunch. They are not exposed to many things so, I would like different materials mostly reading, in order to expand their knowledge. We have a small budget and can't afford a lot of materials in order to help the kids advance to where I would like them to be. We are a small class of 12 students who benefit mostly from hands on materials. Because they are visual learners I would like to expose them more to materials that they can actual see and get a better idea of how things work, in order for them to better understand. They are good kids who are misunderstood, and just need a chance for people to really see how much they can do and how much they really know. Thank you for your generosity, and your help.

Ms. Passarella
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Illustory: Write and Illustrate Your Own Book! Creations by You • Barnes and Noble $17.60 1 $17.60
Inkspell Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $13.99 1 $13.99
Dog Heaven Cynthia Rylant, Cynthia Rylant (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Scrabble - Travel Folio Edition Hasbro Games • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.26 1 $13.26
Flush Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Summer Bridge Activities: 3rd Grade to 4th Grade Julia Ann Hobbs, Carla Dawn Fisher, Designed by Michele D. Van Leeuwen • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Summer Bridge Activities: 4th Grade to 5th Grade Julia Ann Hobbs, Carla Dawn Fisher, Designed by Michele D. Van Leeuwen • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Walter, the Farting Dog William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray, Audrey Colman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.16 1 $11.16
Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P. S. so Does May) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: The Movie Storybook Adapted by Kate Egan, C. S. Lewis • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
When I Was Young in the Mountains Cynthia Rylant, Diane Goode (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Kids' Book of Sudoku 1, Vol. 1 Alastair Chisholm, Nikalas Catlow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fireflies Julie Brinckloe, Julie Brinckloe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Wall Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35

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