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Ms. Frett from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Charging Chromebooks and Interest in the Humanities!

My students need easy access to the chromebooks that their supporters so kindly funded a few years ago through open, easy-to-access charging carts! And, more books for our "Humanities library"!

  • $728 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students motivate me each and every day. They are thoughtful, strong, funny, insightful, kind, driven young people who push me each and every day to be a better teacher, and a more socially conscious individual. They demand so much from me, as I do from them.

My students face a variety of challenges--they attend school in an underfunded district, in a city plagued by segregated violence, run by individuals who fail to acknowledge the link between the two.

Despite the shortcomings of many of the politicians and leaders around them, my students come to school each and every day with an eye toward the future. They work hard to do their best, overcoming obstacles no child should face as hurdles to education, shaping themselves to be the change-makers we need in our workplaces and public institutions.

My Project

First off, the chromebooks that were so generously funded by the community need a charging station that is easy-to-access and cuts down on the time to retrieve and replace. These carts save time and hassle, increasing the amount of classroom time that can be used for direct instruction and collaborative work using technology!

Additionally, I would like to add more transformative books to the Humanities Library in my classroom, started by the DonorsChoose community last year!

Students jumped right in to borrowing books, adding their comments and "reviews" in a running log for the use of future students. We had a few students who borrowed more than 5 books over the course of the year, sparking a renewed, and in some cases brand new, interest in and love of powerful stories! These books will create even more choice for students!

Ms. Frett
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Luxor Furniture 16 tablet/chromebook open charging cart • Amazon Business $199.94 2 $399.88
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Half of a Yellow Sun • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Between the World and Me • Amazon Business $14.83 1 $14.83
The Underground Railroad: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Fire Next Time • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Stranger • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
The Elegance of the Hedgehog • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics) • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
The Hours: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest • Amazon Business $4.36 1 $4.36

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