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Mr. Brodie from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Buckets

My students need to read, read, read -- then when they're done, they need to read some more.

  • $586 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a low income/high poverty middle school in the heart of San Francisco. The majority of our student body is Latino who arrive bright and early every morning.

As an English teacher I hear so many of their stories.

Homelessness, deportation, even murder have been in the narrative of their lives and yet they still manage to get up every morning and come to school. I admire them, they are my heroes and I always try to do my best for them because they deserve nothing less than that.

My Project

The goal is to show students that reading can be just as entertaining as playing Fortnight. I have 8 tables in my classroom that sit 4 students each. On each individual table, I have placed a square bucket that I plan to put four of the same book titles in. Students will have 23 days to read the book at their table before I rotate that title to the next bucket/table. Students will then be able to conduct their own book group at each table throughout the school year. I have selected titles that I feel they will enjoy, or that have been recommended by former students and current colleagues.

Mr. Brodie
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hope Was Here • Amazon Business $18.80 4 $75.20
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 5 $56.45
The Wednesday Wars • Amazon Business $9.89 5 $49.45
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.29 4 $45.16
The Underneath • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Fever 1793 • Amazon Business $7.37 5 $36.85
Bud, Not Buddy • Amazon Business $6.90 5 $34.50
Hope Was Here • Amazon Business $6.39 5 $31.95
The House of the Scorpion • Amazon Business $7.48 4 $29.92
Best Paper Greetings Set of 100 Library Cards Book Pockets - Library Pockets, Library Card Holder, Book Cards Public Library Record Keeping, Tracking, Book Borrowing, White • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

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