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Mrs. Podolny from Syracuse NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love to Read!

My students need books and bin for their book clubs. We love to read!!!

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 29 amazing students! Many of my students are refugees from all around the world. 90 percent of my students live in poverty. We are a diverse group, who love learning, our community school, reading books, learning American history and making connections. Our favorite thing is to play soccer and incorporate it into our learning!! We would love a listening center to help with literacy and Social studies. My ELL (English Language Learners) students can listen to books and develop language.

My Project

Our class loves to read! We are requesting cushions and book bins. We love to find a quiet place in the classroom, put our reading pillows in a circle and read books with our "book club" students. The book "The One and Only Ivan" is such a great book to read and discuss in book club. The book revolves around the idea of family, the concept of home and how friends can become your family. Students often come up with a powerful message at the end of the book about belonging and taking care of each other. The bins are for students to keep their books and writing journals in. The book Crossover is a book all written in poetry, about a boy who loves basketball, but is struggling to navigate his life, when his twin brother gets a girlfriend and his father gets sick.

Mrs. Podolny
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 6 $73.68
BOOKS THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN HARDCOVER BOOKS PK OF 6 • School Specialty $65.24 1 $65.24
BOOK BINS INTERLOCKING SMALL ASSORTED SET OF 5 • School Specialty $10.71 1 $10.71
GUIDE GREAT WORKS: THE ONE+ONLY IVAN GR K-3 • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
The Crossover: An Instructional Guide for Literature • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

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