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Ms. Ketterl from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Connecting Sports and Reading

My students need sport books that they have expressed interest in reading in order to complete their independent reading homework.

  • $195 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is part of District Reference Group “H” which is the second lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in.

As an eighth grade ELA teacher, I have witnessed the great needs of my students.

A high percentage of the students who attend my school receive free and reduced-price lunch and struggle to have other basic needs met as well. These circumstances can make it very difficult for some families to afford basic school supplies. Many of my students are also ELLs and need extra support when reading grade-level materials. The activities that we complete, both in and out of the classroom, are greatly restricted by the socioeconomic makeup of our student body and the lack of funding for resources, especially when it comes to technology.

The students in our school come from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and often do not have the support available at home that allows them to succeed at higher levels. Many students are struggling to learn the language while trying to complete their eighth-grade work. The students themselves are very willing to work in school and take the opportunity to utilize the limited resources that are available.

My Project

Independent reading is a crucial piece of homework in my classroom. In order to improve students’ reading and comprehension skills, they need to be reading at home for at least 20 minutes a night. Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes students to 1.8 million words a year! Creating a classroom library with appealing books that students can check out to read at home is necessary to encourage my students to read.

Many of my students say that their biggest interest is sports.

Because they have already shown an interest in this topic, they will be more likely to read these books. The more my students read, the more progress they will make in their reading skills, which will help them in all subjects.

Ms. Ketterl
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Rebound • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Storm at the Summit of Mount Everest: A Choose Your Path Book • Amazon Business $8.42 1 $8.42
Back to Pass: A Choose Your Path Football Book (Choose to Win) • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
What Is the Super Bowl? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Pele? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the World Series? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Is Derek Jeter? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Who Is Wayne Gretzky? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97
Who Was Jesse Owens? • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

Materials cost

$133.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$165.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.12

Total project goal

$194.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$194.15

2 Donors

-$185.33

Donations toward project cost

-$165.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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