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Ms. Katter from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Food for the Mind: Supporting Student Success

My students need an array of books, chairs that support them, and a few essentials.

  • $984 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2017.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are, in a very real sense, artists-in-the-making. Dancers, Actors, Theatre Production Crew, Creative Writers, Musicians and Artists. We've heard that "Schools Kill Creativity," but in many ways, my students defy that.

On the whole, my students show a level of discipline and a drive to express themselves, or they wouldn't focus on the arts to the degree that our school requires (two hours a day).

They are juniors and seniors, many of them acutely aware of the need to develop a broader understanding of the world. Many wonder what they ought to do next in their lives. In times such as these, students have formative experiences in the classroom that set their dispositions toward education in general.

My Project

With these books, chairs, and supplies, our classroom will be well positioned for students to be comfortable and, at the same time, to engage in learning. Some of today's best young adult writers authored the selected books. Included are teen dramas to ground-breaking comics to cutting edge poem-novels written by some of today's best young adult writers.

These books were selected for their high-interest graphics and characters students can either relate to or admire (or both!).

Having comfortable chairs in a necessity and allows several larger students better options for seating. The additional supplies provide students with consumables that allow the class to function more smoothly.

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

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.59 12 $139.08
Flash Furniture RUT-F01A-BK-GG Hercules Series 880-Pound Black Polypropylene Stack Chair with Titanium Frame, Gray • Amazon Business $29.27 4 $117.08
AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Another Brooklyn: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.92 3 $41.76
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Healthy Bar Snack Mix - Sweet & Salty 50 Granola Bar Bundle - Special K, Kashi, Nature Valley + Bonus Guy & Gal Energy Mix • Amazon Business $37.49 1 $37.49
Kleenex Ultra Soft & Strong Facial Tissues, Medium Count Flat, 170 ct, 6 Pack/Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $12.33 3 $36.99
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.90 4 $35.60
Healthy and Delicious Snack Bar Mix- Sweet & Salty 50 Granola Bars- Kasha, Special K, and Nature Valley • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Paper Towns • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
The Skin I'm In • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.92 4 $31.68
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $6.46 4 $25.84
The Good Braider • Amazon Business $5.49 4 $21.96
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $9.96 2 $19.92
Lockdown • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
Golden Boy • Amazon Business $6.73 2 $13.46
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Locomotion • Amazon Business $5.62 2 $11.24
The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, Black, 12-Pack (31020) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Eileen: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52

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