You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mr. Wilson from Hillsboro OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Chasing a Ghost to Challenge Our Thinking as Readers!

My students need a new set of books for the purpose of a novel study this school year. Ghost is a novel that will engage my students while sharpening their reading skills.

  • $339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My sixth graders come from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. They are fun-loving, kind-hearted, energetic students who desire to be successful. I am thrilled to work with them!

This year, my students are completing their final year of elementary school...and as such...their final preparations for a transition to middle school.

Reading is a content area that needs to be emphasized. There are a variety of skills that need to be addressed within this content area. This novel will go along way in their overall preparation.

My Project

One of the most difficult challenges when working with middle school-aged students is finding reading material that they will enjoy. If they don't enjoy the reading material, they won't fully invest in the thinking that's necessary to grow. This is why I chose the novel, "Ghost," by Jason Reynolds.

My students will engage in whole-class discussions/debates, cooperative small-group activities, problem-solving tasks, as well as a culminating project.

This novel, along with carefully designed activities, will strengthen their critical thinking skills.

Through this novel study, my reading class will sharpen their analytical skills, challenge their thinking about the real-world, and learn more about themselves...while enjoying an engaging story!

Mr. Wilson
Grades 6-8

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Wilson is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.25 35 $253.75

Materials cost

$253.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$287.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.75

Total project goal

$338.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$338.31

3 Donors

-$338.31

Donations toward project cost

-$287.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hillsboro","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5608760],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OR","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3450572,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/chasing-a-ghost-to-challenge-our-thinkin/3450572/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":35,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Wilson","authorIds":{"5608760":{"owner":"Mr. Wilson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3450572],"proposalHash":"-1169355207","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5608760_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1534301912381","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21229249,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDE5MDI3MQ==","NTkwMzg2MQ==","NTM4MzIwMg=="],"teacherId":5608760,"schoolCounty":"Washington","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OR","name":"Oregon"}}