My sixth graders live in a primarily working class and immigrant neighborhood. Some of them are learning English as a second language, some have special needs, some are gifted, and they all love to learn. We empower students through project-based learning as we integrate the arts in all curricular areas, including the humanities, history, literature, and science.
Our motto is, "The world is changing, and change starts with me." Each year we share our learning with the school community and the surrounding neighborhood, as we host student-made film festivals, project museums, and special events.
What's better than a book? Two books? Ten books? How about a bunch of books and a Chromebook!
The learning never stops in our class!
We are asking for a variety of picture books to help us with our next "Battle of the Books." This year, we held a school-wide "book battle" where students voted for their favorite books. We want to plan the next battle, and to start, we need a sample of new books. Some of the books we are asking for include "Corduroy," "Where the Wild Things Are," and "The Giving Tree."
We also need an extra Chromebook to add to our aging set of laptops so that my students never have to report to me, "Hey, my laptop isn't working." We use Chromebooks on a daily basis, for doing Internet research, watching educational videos, and writing essays on Google Classroom. This Chromebook will help us immensely.
So, who will win in the great battle? Skippyjon Jones? Gruffalo? Or Strega Nona? Thanks to your generous donation, our school will find out! My students and I thank you.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Amodeo.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Amodeo and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.