I posted another project to donorschoose. I requested copies of Steal Away Home, Seed Folks, and My name is Maria Isabel to use with small groups. I read portions of these novels as read alouds (mentor text) with my fifth graders last year. They loved the stories but were disappointed when they found out I only had one copy. I'm requesting eight of each novel to use with small groups. I love when more than one student is reading the same novel because they discuss their ideas with one another outside of our group meetings.
I'm also requesting eight copies of House of Hades to continue our quest with Percy and co. In the grant, I also asked for some interactive number lines, math manipulatives to stress teaching powers of ten (but in a way that's helpful to my visual and kinesthetic learners), and some classroom organizing materials.
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(and the munchkins of room 71)