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Mrs. Decker from Jacksonville IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flashlight Reading....Just Like the Olden Days:)

My students need to experience reading in a fun way. They'll just love reading with flashlights and monitoring the number of minutes they read. It'll make it so fun!

  • $664 goal

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My Students

I have a classroom of 30 students from mostly low socioeconomic backgrounds. All students in my building receive free lunches. We are located in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Although my classroom dynamics are challenging, I wouldn't want it any other way!

These kids are not just my job, they bring joy to me every day. I love them like they are my very own.

In many cases, asking parents to supply items for my classroom puts a burden on them. The ones who have the means to do so are more than happy to at times, but asking the same ones all the time is unfair. I hope Donors Choose can help my classroom out!

My Project

I want to make reading more fun in my classroom. I want to use flashlights, bookmark timers, whisper phones and the "Who was.....?" and "What is....?" books that my students seem to love and that are not available in our school library.

I have seen many teachers introduce flashlight reading to their students and they love, love, love it!

With flashlight reading, I will turn out the lights, close the curtains and everyone will silently read with a flashlight. The students can use the bookmark timers to keep track of their daily in-class reading minutes. Many students like to hear themselves read, so the whisper phones will allow them to read aloud without bothering other students and to also help themselves hear their oral mistakes. The selection of books I chose are ones that the students have recently become interested in, so I would like to fill my classroom library with a wide selection.

I can't wait to see flashlight reading in action. The kids will be so thrilled.....anything to get them excited about a good book:)

Mrs. Decker
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
EverBrite 9-LED Flashlight 6-pack Impact Handheld Torch Assorted Colors with Lanyard 3AAA Battery Included (Camping, Hiking, Emergency, Hunting ) • Amazon Business $11.99 7 $83.93
Energizer AAA Batteries, Triple A Battery Max Alkaline (24 Count) E92BP-24 • Amazon Business $9.89 8 $79.12
LiCB 20 Pack LR44 AG13 357 303 SR44 Battery 1.5V Button Coin Cell Batteries • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Who Was Coretta Scott King? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the World Series? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Great Chicago Fire? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Andrew Jackson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
What Is the World Cup? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Who Was Blackbeard? • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52
Who Was Ulysses S. Grant? • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $5.45 1 $5.45
Who Was Woodrow Wilson? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
Who Is Derek Jeter? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Was Milton Bradley? • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Who Was Booker T. Washington? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Where Is Alcatraz? • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
What Was the Ice Age? • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Is Wayne Gretzky? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
Who Was Michael Jackson? • Amazon Business $4.52 1 $4.52
Where Is Niagara Falls? • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $4.36 1 $4.36
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Where Is the Grand Canyon? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Harry Houdini? • Amazon Business $4.23 1 $4.23
Who Was Sally Ride? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Sitting Bull? • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09
Where Is Mount Rushmore? • Amazon Business $4.03 1 $4.03
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97
Who Is Hillary Clinton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Who Was Charles Darwin? • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

Materials cost

$526.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$564.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.59

Total project goal

$663.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$663.94

1 Donor

-$663.94

Donations toward project cost

-$564.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.59

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$0.00

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