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Mrs. K. from Fond Du Lac WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Amazing Students Need Amazing Reads

My students need amazing books to foster their passion for reading.

  • $576 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The high school I work at has approximately 2,094 students, 40% of which are classified as "economically disadvantaged." While this is the data, my students are so much more than the numbers that represent them. I firmly believe that my students have all of the capability in the world and I'll gladly take anyone to task who tries to tell me differently.

I feel so honored that my students choose to share their lives with me for nine short months.

I want to give them the best opportunities for success and I believe that starts with reading.

One of the rules in my classroom is that I will always give my students a reason for why we are doing what we are doing. I tell them they'll never hear me say "because I said so." In exchange, I ask them to try their best by working hard, being kind, and being vulnerable enough to try new things. I will support them through difficult content, difficult days, and no matter what condition they arrive in.

In summation, teaching teenagers is pretty much the best job ever.

My Project

One of the best things about being an English teacher is seeing my students get excited about what they are reading. I'm starting my seventh year of teaching and I've come to the realization that my classroom library is sadly lacking.

In my classroom, we read for enjoyment.

We no longer complete reading logs or summaries. Instead, we take fifteen to twenty minutes out of our day to just "chill out" and enjoy a good book. It's a time where students can relax and shirk off some of their stress.

The selections I've chosen vary in content and include graphic novels. I've tried to include a variety of books to appeal to all of my students. I've also added the graphic novel adaptation of Romeo and Juliet which will help support my struggling readers when I teach the play in my ninth grade English class.

Mrs. K.
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels) (No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated) • Amazon Business $8.44 3 $25.32
All the Bright Places • Amazon Business $8.24 2 $16.48
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Sadie • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Alone • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Disenchantments • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
We Were Liars • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
Spinning • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Nimona • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
This One Summer • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Perfect • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Tilt • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 3 $10.14
Why We Broke Up • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
You Know Me Well: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
The Museum of Heartbreak • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Brave Chef Brianna • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Thanks for the Trouble • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Burned • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Noggin • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Million-Dollar Throw • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Way I Used to Be • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
We All Looked Up • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
All in Pieces • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Finding Jake: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Been Here All Along: He's in Love with the Boy Next Door • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
Made You Up • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
When We Collided • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55

Materials cost

$452.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.28

Total project goal

$575.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$575.20

9 Donors

-$450.20

Donations toward project cost

-$382.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.53

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

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$0.00

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