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Mr. Fix from New Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Replacing Books to Begin the Year

My students need pencil boxes and fidget toys to begin the year, and I need to replace several books that were damaged beyond repair (or went missing) last year!

  • $256 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2018.

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My Students

The Title I community school I teach at is in one of the roughest areas in a city in Connecticut. All of my students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. The vast majority of them live in non-traditional homes, and many deal with poverty. Some of my students have had parents or other close relatives in jail, and there is a very high crime rate in their neighborhoods, including shootings.

Yet even with these hardships, all of my students have one thing going for them - they all yearn to learn.

Even the children who act extremely tough on the outside swell with pride when they master something new in class. Our school is often their safe place, and I believe a big part of my job is to make it a place where they begin to learn how to overcome their hardships.

My Project

After teaching sixth grade math and science for three years, last year was my first year teaching fourth grade and my first year teaching literacy. One of the many things I learned from my students is which books fourth graders really like.

Unfortunately, some of the books they really liked were badly damaged or disappeared.

So I'm replacing those books here to start off this next year, plus adding several books that I know my kiddos will enjoy. I'm also getting some pencil cases they can keep pencils, reward bucks, and other knick-knacky things in, along with some quiet fidget toys to replace the squeeze balls that kept rolling across my floor last year.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tatuo 18 Pack 3 Ring Pencil Pouch with Double Mesh Window Zipper Pencil Pouch Bags Pencil Case (Multicolor) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Fidget Toys (Pack of 12, 6 colors) by Austor - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Words with Wings • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Hippopotamister • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan (Book 2) • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
Rebound • First Book Marketplace $7.90 1 $7.90
Blizzard • First Book Marketplace $6.50 1 $6.50
Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
HILO #1: THE BOY WHO CRASHED TO EARTH • First Book Marketplace $5.30 1 $5.30
Lunch Lady #3: Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Roller Girl • First Book Marketplace $5.00 1 $5.00
Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
LUNCH LADY #4: LUNCH LADY AND THE SUMMER CAMP SHAKEDOWN • First Book Marketplace $3.50 1 $3.50
LUNCH LADY #5: LUNCH LADY AND THE BAKE SALE BANDIT • First Book Marketplace $3.50 1 $3.50
ORIGAMI YODA #3: SECRET OF THE FORTUNE WOOKIEE • First Book Marketplace $3.49 1 $3.49
ORIGAMI YODA #4: THE SURPRISE ATTACK OF JABBA THE PUPPETT • First Book Marketplace $3.49 1 $3.49
IVY AND BEAN TAKE THE CASE • First Book Marketplace $3.20 1 $3.20
LUNCH LADY #10: LUNCH LADY AND THE SCHOOLWIDE SCUFFLE • First Book Marketplace $3.20 1 $3.20
Playing Forward • First Book Marketplace $3.18 1 $3.18
Soccer Show-off • First Book Marketplace $3.18 1 $3.18
Softball Surprise • First Book Marketplace $3.18 1 $3.18
What Was the Underground Railroad • First Book Marketplace $2.90 1 $2.90
Who Was MLK Jr • First Book Marketplace $2.90 1 $2.90
NATE THE GREAT AND THE MISSING KEY • First Book Marketplace $2.90 1 $2.90
CLEMENTINE AND THE FAMILY MEETING • First Book Marketplace $1.99 1 $1.99

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