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Mrs. Wetzel from Saucier MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Boys Need Books, Too

Help me give my students books to capture the interest of the young men in my classroom.

  • $172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders are a fun-loving group of seven year olds! Majority of my students come from different economical backgrounds and have a variety of learning styles that they bring to my room. My students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many hardships they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with imaginative and meaningful learning experiences. They want to be in school because they want to learn and become successful.

My students are full of life, enjoy hands-on activities, and are always eager to learn.

Every day my students come into my room full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what they will be learning. From the moment they enter my room, I focus on the potential growth in my students. I want to make the learning in my classroom very hands-on and interactive for all of my students. I feel that they are at their best when learning is hands-on and the information will stick with them. My goal for all of my students is to inspire them to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Over the past couple of years, I have been trying to build up my classroom library in order to provide my students with a variety of books. It is usually easier to find books for girls but finding ones to interest the boys is a little more challenging. My group of boys this year love to read but the books I have do not interest them and they don't want to read.

This project will help get more books for the boys in my current classroom and for my future classes.

When my class go to the library, I have noticed that the boys ALWAYS get a "Who Would Win?" or a "Jake Maddox" book. I have a hard time getting them to put those books away because they are truly engaged in their reading. I love it when they bring the book and show my all the cool and interesting things that they found in the books. I want all of my students, especially the boys, to be able to find a book that interests them. My goal is to instill a love of reading at a young age, so that my students continue on to be life-long learners.

Mrs. Wetzel
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hardy Boys: Secret Files (8 Books) • AKJ Education $35.11 1 $35.11
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits From Jupiter (Book 5) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Batter Up! • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Running Back Dreams • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Touchdown Triumph • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
BMX Bully • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Face-off • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Quarterback Comeback • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Cowboy Up • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Linebacker Block • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Raptor Pack • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dinosaur Days • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Lion vs. Tiger • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Tyrannosaurus Rex Vs. Velociraptor • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Komodo Dragon vs. King Cobra (Who Would Win?) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Whale vs. Giant Squid (Who Would Win?) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark (Who Would Win?) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Tarantula vs. Scorpion (Who Would Win?) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$106.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$145.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.74

Total project goal

$171.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$171.62

1 Donor

-$35.00

Donations toward project cost

-$29.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

match offer

-$136.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.49

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$0.00

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