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Mr. Hobbs from Farr West UT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Get 8th Graders to Read!

Help me give my students some Kindle e-readers so that they have digital access to the books they'll love!

  • 3 donors
  • $1,070 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are looking for a reason to be outstanding. This year, more than ever, my colleagues and I are seeing students give up: give up on assignments, give up on respect, and--my biggest worry--give up on reading.

I'm a firm believer that when a student says that they "don't like to read," they really mean "I don't like the books I've had to read." I'm also a firm believer that students crave choice: something they can control in a time where it seems everything is out of control.

My Project

As an English teacher, I'm seeing a disturbing trend. Students are giving up. Reading is giving way to Fortnite and TikTok. I don't have anything against these things outright, but reading can't disappear altogether because of them!

Why not let students have a device to quickly and easily introduce them to thousands of great books?

After all, the reason students don't read isn't because they don't like reading -- it's because they haven't found the right book. COVID has made students more intertwined with technology. There's no reason we can't meet that with great books!

Mr. Hobbs
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 180 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindle - With a Built-in Front Light - Black • Amazon Business $104.49 8 $835.92
Sabrent 60 Watt (12 Amp) 10-Port [UL Certified] Family-Sized Desktop USB Rapid Charger. Smart USB Ports with Auto Detect Technology [Black] (AX-TPCS) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95

Materials cost

$865.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$908.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$160.39

Total project goal

$1,069.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,069.25

2 Donors

-$1,050.00

Donations toward project cost

-$892.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$157.50

match offer

-$19.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$16.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.89

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$0.00

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