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Mrs. Collins from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Love Reading

Help me give my students interesting books to read and materials to take notes.

  • $344 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are determined and kind middle school special education students. They have a great deal of enthusiasm. They especially love music. They are behind their peers academically but they put a lot of effort into everything they do!

Our school is located in a low income neighborhood and it is difficult for us to get the supplies we need to help this unique group of learners.

It is an urban area filled with diverse cultures. The city itself is a low income community surrounded by wealthier communities.

My Project

Help me encourage my students to love reading! With class sets of books that are interesting and age-appropriate, my students will want to read. Books such as The Outsiders and Touching Spirit Bear are not only part of our curriculum, they will keep my students engaged in reading.

Good readers read closely take notes while they read.

Post-it notes and pencils will help my students to take notes while they read of important facts such as characters, settings, their thoughts and feelings, and figurative language.

Getting middle school students interested in reading can be a challenge, especially those who may have difficulty reading. Help me encourage my students to see how much fun reading can be!

Mrs. Collins
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $8.69 10 $86.90
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $6.99 10 $69.90
Touching Spirit Bear • AKJ Education $6.56 10 $65.60
Post-it Notes Value Pack, 1.5" x 2" Canary Yellow, 90 Sheets/Pad, 24 Pads/Pack (653-24VAD-B) • Staples Advantage $12.79 2 $25.58
Staples Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 72/Pack (10434-CC/22749) • Staples Advantage $10.19 1 $10.19

Materials cost

$258.17

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$292.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.54

Total project goal

$343.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$343.58

1 Donor

-$318.58

Donations toward project cost

-$270.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.79

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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