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Mrs. Janecek from Sunrise FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing History Home

Help me give my students the novel The Hero Three Doors Down to help us complete our final whole class reading of the school year from home.

  • $236 goal

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My Students

I teach 23 fourth graders who are eager to learn. My classroom is not just a place to learn, it is also a place where my students discover that they are able to change the world through the choices and decisions they make in their lives. Doing this in today's climate has made things quite challenging.

The majority of students at my school receive free or reduced-price lunch, meaning they qualify for at least part, if not all, of the cost of their meals to be paid for by the district due to low parent income at home.

Many of my students come from low-income​ homes and this can negatively impact their ability to learn successfully. My students do not have what they need to carry on our normal operations from home.

I teach students at all levels, from above level, to on level, to below level. However, they all come to school wanting to learn with positive attitudes about school. They are hard workers who want to do good things with their lives and they know it starts here in the classroom. My goal is to help them continue this work ethic from home.

My Project

As we embark on our first ever attempt at distance learning, I would like to end the year by reading "The Hero Two Doors Down" with my students. This novel is a mostly-true story about a boy who lived two doors down from his baseball idol - Jackie Robinson. It was written by Robinson's daughter about real life events with a few embellishments.

This is always one of my favorite novels to read with my students each year, and since my students are home, getting them their own copy of the novel would be the best way for them to still experience it.

It helps to show my students what life was like back in the 1960s when Jackie became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball, and how it impacted his community and the world around him. The fact that it is told by someone who lived through the experiences makes it even more special.

Mrs. Janecek
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend $6.99 24 $167.76

Materials cost

$167.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$200.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.34

Total project goal

$235.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$235.62

2 Donors

-$167.81

Donations toward project cost

-$142.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.17

match offer

-$67.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$57.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.17

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$0.00

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