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Mr. Arvin from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Start the Second Year Strong!

My students need a variety of fiction and nonfiction books and classroom supply essentials to start the upcoming school year strong!

  • $661 goal

This project expired on November 14, 2018.

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds, which brings a wealth of experiences to the classroom, which then inform my teaching. The majority qualify as low income, and there is a high need for access to equitable education in our community. My students are brave individuals, many of whom have had a rough past but are still striving for excellence. I currently teach two groups of seniors within the Social Justice pathway who will undoubtedly enter careers in the public service and legal domain, as well as 10th graders who will become the future engineers of the world!

My Project

With just under a month until the start of my second year teaching English at Oakland High, CA, my students are in need of a variety of materials to help start the school year strong.

If this project is funded, my students will have lots of new books to choose from for silent reading-both fiction and non-fiction titles to help expand their growing minds.

My student are voracious readers who readily seek the next book to read and I have chosen specific titles released in the last year such as "The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue" and "Dear Martin."

I have also asked for materials like pens and markers to help us write as well as fluorescent light filters to help foster a more comfortable learning environment.

Mr. Arvin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
This Is How You Lose Her • Amazon Business $10.39 4 $41.56
3 Pack - Stackable Desk File Document Letter Tray Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $18.87 2 $37.74
BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ball Pen Medium Pt 1.2mm Green 2DOZEN GSMG11GN • Amazon Business $7.49 4 $29.96
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $25.21 1 $25.21
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $20.02 1 $20.02
Colored Masking Tape Kids Craft Set | 6-PACK 1 Inch x 60 Yard Rolls | Multi Colored Variety Kit - Assorted Color Coded & Fun DIY Art Supplies- Kids Toddlers ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 12 n years old • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
So You Want to Talk About Race • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in. x 3 in, Miami Collection, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSMIA-CP) • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy • Amazon Business $17.82 1 $17.82
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Standard Clip (Pack of 6) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $16.55 1 $16.55
Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth about the World's Most Popular Weed • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Teacher Stamps by Stampmojis (25 Pc Wood & Rubber Emoji Teacher Stamp Set) Great For: Teacher Gifts, Funny Teacher Stamps, Teacher Planner, Preschool, Kindergarten, Math, Science, English • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
DATED Teacher Lesson Plan 6 Period: Days Vertically Down the Side Dated for 2018-2019 Academic Year (D202) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Inside the Criminal Mind: Revised and Updated Edition • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Believe in a Thing Called Love • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Sex Object: A Memoir • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Bullseye Office - Assorted Acrylic Push Pin Magnets - Perfect as Refrigerator Magnets, Whiteboard Magnets, Office Magnets (24, Assorted) • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Sharpie 22478 Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $8.42 1 $8.42
City of Saints & Thieves • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15

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