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Mrs. Matthews from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Students and Books for Teacher Professional Learning

My students need new copies of popular books, professional teacher books about how to engage students in writing and a calendar to stay organized.

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from many different countries across the globe. They speak multiple languages and have unique traditions and practices that I love to learn about from them first hand. Their experiences are both incredible and harrowing, and yet we all come together in the same classroom to find comfort, education, a positive environment, and unique experiences.

What makes these students so special is that they all have something to teach each other, and they always have something to teach me.

Each year, I learn a great deal about my students and about the experiences they've had and the places they've been. In a world where new technology and traditional education is always at our fingertips, it's meaningful for me as a teacher to expose my students to special opportunities, unique trips, and a comfortable setting where learning is evident and expected, and students will remain engaged so that we can try new things and always remain successful!

My Project

This project contains some odds and ends for the classroom, including first and foremost new copies of a popular book that I know students want to read called "The Hate U Give." With the movie coming out in the fall, I think it's important to get this amazing book into as many hands as possible. We have a district initiative that requires accountable independent reading (AIR) in our classrooms every day. These books will be used for AIR time or for personal reading pleasure.

This project also contains two teacher resource books in order to enhance and encourage more writing for my students.

One is by a favorite author of mine, Kwame Alexander, and the other allows for more individual free writes. I plan to use these books during our newly added Advisory period that meets four times a week. These books will enhance critical thinking skills, response skills, and of course, English convention and basic writing skills. The welcome sign and large teacher calendar will be a nice addition to my classroom and will make it feel even more organized and comfortable and, well, welcoming! Little additions like that make a big difference in building positive relationships with students and in turn, enhance learning and success in the classroom.

Mrs. Matthews
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Nursing Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
The Quickwrite Handbook: 100 Mentor Texts to Jumpstart Your Students' Thinking and Writing • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop (And You Can Too!) (Professional Resources) • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
Swing • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Blue Sky 2018-2019 Academic Year Teachers Monthly Desk Pad Calendar, Ruled Blocks, 22" x 17", Stripe Design • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Welcome Gold Glitter Banner for First Day of School Teacher Banner Classroom Decor Decoration Home Schoolyard Party Supplies Cursive Bunting Photo Booth Props Sign • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59

Materials cost

$163.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.50

Total project goal

$230.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$230.01

3 Donors

-$110.60

Donations toward project cost

-$101.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.09

match offer

-$110.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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