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Mrs. Swoope from Chattanooga TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books and Binders: Challenging Students to Make Reading Fun Again!

My students need books and notebook binders to read and write.

  • $542 goal

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My Students

I currently work at a Title I school where 100 percent of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Most of our students commute to school on foot and live in a substantially impoverished circumstance. Often, school is a safe haven from the crime and violence that is pervasive in their community.

Our students are dynamic and loving.

They have big hearts and thrive in an environment that provides them individualized attention. The things that they say and do on a daily basis always impress me. Many of our students originate from the inner city and experience things that no child should see on a daily basis. Reading provides a great escape that allows them to use their imagination to visit other worlds and adventures that they would otherwise never experience.

My Project

Books save lives! I truly believe that when children learn to love to read, they will begin to open their eyes to all of the numerous opportunities that are out there for them.

My students are fun and energetic.

They make it easy to teach them because they want to learn. Since the majority of them live in high poverty, they aren't able to purchase schools and other needed school supplies.

They will benefit from acquiring notebook binders to keep them organized and able to manage their assignments.The binders will be incentives for students who read at least two books in a month. I want this to be an on-going reward for our students.

Mrs. Swoope
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Case-it Open Tab Closure 2-Inch Binder with Tab File, Blue, S-816-BLU • Amazon Business $14.21 18 $255.78
Crenshaw (Spanish) • AKJ Education $10.94 3 $32.82
Crenshaw • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Booked • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Culture Clash • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Planet Middle School • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
The Crossover • AKJ Education $10.28 1 $10.28
Copper Sun • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Fake ID • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bang! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pinned • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Money Hungry (new cover) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Full Cicada Moon • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Romiette And Julio • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Battle of Jericho • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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