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

Reading to Learn!

My students need high-interest books to dream big, develop a love for stories, and grow as individuals as well as a webcam to be used with Skype.

  • $1,002 goal

This project expired on April 3, 2013.

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My Students

To build a better tomorrow, my classroom needs books and opportunities for students to see themselves reflected in literature through stories that they relate to and themes that will build character and foster a love for reading and learning.

My students are a combination of English Language Learners and native English speakers.

My school is located in an urban neighborhood, where the kids have limited resources. Most of them do not have books at home and rarely go to the library. They are incredibly eager to learn and demonstrate incredible promise. Compassion and drive does not even begin to describe them, yet they require a knowledge background base to become competitive in the world that is forming around them and that they will help shape.

My Project

I am requesting an assortment of books that will be read in small groups with teacher guidance as well as high-interest books that the children have gravitated to. Some include classics, which I hope to get students inspired to read and allow them to access the wealth of knowledge that the classics of children's literature has to offer. I have also requested a web-camera to participate in "Battle of the Books" competitions using "Skype a Classroom" with students from other states. They will be reading books and then competing to test their understanding of the major themes of the stories.

This project would allow my students to develop the love for reading that they will need to be 21st century learners.

It will also allow them to experience a wealth of literature that is not otherwise available to them.

Mr. Jimenez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FreeTalk - Skype Conference Webcam • Best Buy $99.99 1 $99.99
Dr. Seuss Book & CD Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $58.95 1 $58.95
Listening Fun Book and CD Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $81.95 1 $81.95
Wild Things • AKJ Books $8.96 8 $71.68
Alice&apos • AKJ Books $7.26 2 $14.52
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Sterling Unabridge • AKJ Books $7.26 2 $14.52
The Secret Garden (Sterling Unabridged Classics Series) Fran • AKJ Books $7.26 2 $14.52
Step Into Classics/Adaptations • AKJ Books $55.37 1 $55.37
The Jungle Book • AKJ Books $7.26 2 $14.52
Secrets at Sea • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The True Meaning of Smekday • AKJ Books $5.83 7 $40.81
Shadow Of A Bull • AKJ Books $4.37 7 $30.59
Behind the Bookcase • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Skellig • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Clay • AKJ Books $6.56 2 $13.12
My Name Is Mina • AKJ Books $5.10 8 $40.80
Kit''s Wilderness David Almond • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Savage David Almond, Dave McKean (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
My Dad''s a Birdman • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Fire-eaters • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Heaven Eyes • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
A Light in the Attic • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Every Thing On It • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Different Dances • AKJ Books $25.55 1 $25.55
Where the Sidewalk Ends • AKJ Books $14.52 1 $14.52
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Giraffe and a Half • AKJ Books $13.06 1 $13.06
Keeper • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Tale of Despereaux • AKJ Books $5.83 7 $40.81

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