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Mrs. Hollands from Gwinn MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cozy Up with a Good Book

Help me give my students writers notebooks, novels that they have requested, and a candle warmer and wax melts to make our room more cozy for the winter months.

  • $390 goal

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My Students

Welcome to our English Language Arts classroom in Gwinn, Michigan. Our high school is tucked in the pines in the beautiful and remote Upper Peninsula.

My students are quirky, fun, and high energy.

I teach 10th through 12th graders whose interests range from playing sports to participating in drama camp to showing farm animals at the county fair. I love to nurture a passion for reading and writing and to help students develop their voices. These teenagers have a lot to say to the world!

My Project

My students do daily independent reading, and many of them have requested new books in series or by their favorite authors.

Jason Reynolds' books are very popular as are graphic novels.

The wax warmer and melts are to give our classroom a better smell and a more cozy atmosphere. When students walk into the room, it will smell like roasted espresso.

I am requesting a noodle bowl because students in after-school homework lab sometimes like to make Ramen noodles or microwavable mac and cheese, but we need a bigger bowl for that.

The magnetic bar is to hold our broken snack cabinet door shut, and the magnetic hooks are for hanging our hall passes.

Finally, we need new writers' notebooks for second semester, as well as tabs for organizing the sections. Students keep their daily notes in these writers' notebooks including journal entries, literature terms, vocabulary words, grammar exercises, and their reader logs, but our current notebooks will be filled by next semester.

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Mrs. Hollands
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, College Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 12 Pack (72938) • Amazon Business $17.88 5 $89.40
Journals • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Original Candle Warmer - Electric 2-in-1 Fragrance Air Freshener - 2 Piece Ceramic Melt Tart Wax Cube Melter - Eliminate Odors - Beige • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Monument 14: Sky on Fire (Monument 14 Series) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
V for Vendetta • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Camp Valor (The Camp Valor Series) • Amazon Business $16.11 1 $16.11
Rare Earth Magnets Strong Neodymium: Bar Super Permanent Metal Rectangular, 60X10x3mm, Powerful Pull Force, 12 Piece | Heavy Duty, Fridge Door, Garage, Kitchen, Science, Craft, Art, Office • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Rebel In The Rye • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Monument 14: Savage Drift (Monument 14 Series) • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Strong Heavy Duty Magnetic Hooks (5 Pack) - Powerful Black 40lb Neodymium Rare Earth Hook Magnet Set for Multi-Purpose Hanging, Storage, Indoor/Outdoor Organization - Includes 3M Non-Scratch Stickers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Swan Creek Drizzle Melts- Roasted Espresso • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Sistema Microwave Collection Noodle Bowl, 31.7 oz./0.9 L, Red (1109ZS) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
400 Pieces Page Markers, Color Scissor Sticky Note Tabs, Neon Colors Adhesive Page Index Tabs Flags • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45

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