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Ms. Amodeo from Los Angeles CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Skippyjon Jones vs Gruffalo in the Battle of the Books

My students need a variety of books including The Giving Tree, Madeline, Strega Nona, and Interrupting Chicken, plus a Chromebook.

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

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.

My Project

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.

Ms. Amodeo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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
Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C3SZ 11.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron N2840 Dual-Core Processor,2 GB RAM,16 GB Solid State Drive,Chrome), White • Amazon Business $170.19 1 $170.19
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
The Gruffalo • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Strega Nona • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Interrupting Chicken • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
Madeline • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Make Way for Ducklings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Blueberries for Sal • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Story and Pictures • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stone Soup An Old Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harold and the Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • AKJ Education $5.55 1 $5.55
Skippyjon Jones • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
Olivia • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Corduroy • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (A Click, Clack Book) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43

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