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Mrs. Secondo from New Britain CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Scaling Up Excellence!

Help me give my students a Library that is organized and user friendly.

  • $225 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a new Librarian in a public, inner city school located in New Britain, Connecticut. We have 700+ students in grades 6th-8th with a 14% literacy rate in our state. 100% of our students participate in the Free/Reduced breakfast and lunch program and we have a 67% Hispanic student base.

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." -Margaret Fuller

I want to grow our library into an exciting place to be, and inspire students about art, literature, music, and technology. Engaging them with new, featured, and themed books. Create an environment that encourages personal growth with access to resources and staff that are readily available.

My Project

We are on a journey to create a positive place to learn and work. An environment that is quiet, clean, and user friendly. Where resources and staff are readily available to assist students in their personal growth.

These supplies donated will help give us a more "book-store" feeling and engage students by featuring a particular collection.

Currently, students flock to one section, Graphic Novels. This project will allow us to demonstrate to our students the variety of resources available to them. Our goal is to monthly plan a themed topic around a certain collection. Then allow students to demonstrate their knowledge with a small questionnaire.

By improving our Media space we hope to give our students a sense of pride in our Library. An inviting place for them to relax or study. A place where they can be mentored and encouraged.

"There is no friend as loyal as a Book" -Ernest Hemingway

Mrs. Secondo
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Metal Bookend, Economy Nonskid Heavy Duty Bookends for Shelves Office Black 6.69 x 4.9 x 4.3in, 5 Pair/10 Piece • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
GIBSON HOLDERS 3 1AB Adjustable Wire Display Easels- 3.5" W x 3.25" H with 1.5" Display Ledge, Black • Amazon Business $8.34 7 $58.38

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