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Ms. Harris from Concord CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Campfire Reading Adventures with a Book & a Flashlight!

My students need flashlights and rechargeable batteries to use during silent reading. The flashlights will instill our classroom with a sense of fun, adventure, and wonder that will make independent reading time memorable.

  • $257 goal

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My Students

I work with students who are English language learners and have learning disabilities. They also come from families that struggle with paying bills and affording school supplies and books. Despite these challenges, my students bring many strengths to the classroom, including a passion for learning and a willingness to take risks as they acquire the building blocks of reading.

My students love math, science, computers, and art, and they love learning how things work.

They are curious about the world and are eager to improve their literacy skills.

My Project

These colorful flashlights and rechargeable batteries will give my students a new way to enjoy independent reading. The sense of joy, mystery, and wonderment of reading under the stars around a campfire will be brought into our classroom daily during silent reading time.

Students who read daily for fun and pleasure both under the covers or in the classroom with a flashlight will become lifelong learners and readers who can turn to books for adventure, connection with characters from long ago and the future, and to learn about the natural world, other cultures, and themselves.

Students will be able to choose a flashlight and a book and read for pleasure while the lights in the classroom are turned off. This activity will instill a love for reading in my reluctant readers, who rarely read outside of the classroom. The goal of this project is to make reading a time that is both pleasureable and relaxing. Students will be allowed to sit at their desks or in a comfortable, soft bean bag while reading their book "under the covers" with rapt attention and enjoyment.

Ms. Harris
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EBL D Battery D Size Rechargeable Batteries 10,000mAh Ni-MH, Pack of 6 - ProCyco Technology • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98
Eveready EVEL152S Flashlight, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $5.48 8 $43.84
EBL D Size D Rechargeable Batteries (4 Pack, 10000mAh) and Ni-MH Ni-CD AA AAA C D 9V Battery Charger with 2 USB Port • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
EBL AA Rechargeable Batteries 2800mAh New Retail Package, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
EBL 4 Packs Rechargeable AAA Batteries 1100mAh 1200 Cycles High Performance Battery With Retail Package • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$169.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$217.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.45

Total project goal

$256.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$256.33

7 Donors

-$256.33

Donations toward project cost

-$217.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.45

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$0.00

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