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Mrs. Gilham from Carlisle IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy and Sports Team Up - Part 2!

My students need high-interest sports books that hook them into reading, as well as a shelving in our "equipment" room to store these books.

  • $4,228 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Seven out of 10 of my students are on free or reduced lunch and face daily life challenges. Our county ranks as one of the top 10 Indiana counties for unemployment rates with residents earning the 5th lowest per capita income.

Literacy is my students' ticket to life success!

Our county is well below the state average in adults over the age of 25 having earned a diploma and only 13% of county residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

My Project

Many young children take to reading with eagerness, devouring each new tale of Junie B. Jones or Percy Jackson. Some children though, for a variety of reasons, are simply reluctant to pick up a book. For many of these children, I believe they just have not been exposed to right book yet for them - the one book or type of book that hooks them into the world of reading and everything wonderful that comes with it. The prominence of sports in schools and society is undeniable, and sports provide countless possibilities for engaging students in literacy.

High-interest sports books will be hooks for many students, particularly boys, into the wonderful world of reading.

I want to spark students’ interests by filling our school literacy “equipment” room with 6-packs of high interest, leveled sports book sets that we will use in our Title I K-2 literacy groups and literature circles, as well as with individual students and classroom collaborations. I also want to provide adequate shelving in our "equipment" room to store the multitude of sports-related books that the students will have access to.

The lower-leveled sports books will serve as an entry point into literature. Another literacy milestone that is often difficult for students is the transition to longer chapter books. High-interest, shorter sports chapter books will serve as the entry point into chapter books and more comprehension-based literature circles, leading to an easier and more successful transfer to higher-levels of chapter books and literacy acquisition.

Literacy has the power to transform lives! Thanks for your help in transforming lives!

Mrs. Gilham
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOKCASE SANDUSKY LEE STEEL MOBILE 4 SHELVES 36WX18DX58H SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $293.97 5 $1,469.85
Soccer Star Lionel Messi • AKJ Education $7.69 6 $46.14
The Bike Lesson • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
Track and Field • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
Winter Olympic Sports: Snowboarding • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
Swimming and Diving • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
¡Hang Ten! Surf (Hang Ten! Surfing) • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
Ballet Kitty: Christmas Recital • AKJ Education $6.95 6 $41.70
Salt in His Shoes Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
Geronimo Stilton #33: Geronimo and the Gold Medal Mystery • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Goodnight Baseball • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Athlete vs. Mathlete: Double Dribble Double Dribble • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Girl Wonder A Baseball Story in Nine Innings • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Sports in Different Places • AKJ Education $5.80 6 $34.80
Let's Play! • AKJ Education $5.48 6 $32.88
Learning to Swim • AKJ Education $5.11 6 $30.66
Nate Likes to Skate • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
The Hero Two Doors Down • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Maisy Plays Soccer • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Starting a Sport • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Hooray for Snail! • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Swimming Time! • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Maisy Learns to Swim • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Let's Play • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
The Outside Shot • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Let's Talk Soccer • AKJ Education $5.07 6 $30.42
The Golden Glove • AKJ Education $5.07 6 $30.42
Extreme Skiing • AKJ Education $5.07 6 $30.42
The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth • AKJ Education $5.07 6 $30.42
My First Graphic Novel: Lily's Lucky Leotard • AKJ Education $4.56 6 $27.36
Rah-Rah Ruby! • AKJ Education $4.56 6 $27.36
Sports Fairies #3: Zoe the Skating Fairy (A Rainbow Magic Book) • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
Sports Fairies #7: Gemma the Gymnastics Fairy A Rainbow Magic Book • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
Sports Fairies #5: Samantha the Swimming Fairy A Rainbow Magic Book • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
Little Rhino #1: My New Team • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Miracle at the Plate • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Return of the Home Run Kid • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Dirt Bike Racer • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Keeping Fit With Sports Upper Emergent • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
The Extreme Team: Skateboard Moves Skateboard Moves • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Gymnastics Jitters • AKJ Education $4.34 6 $26.04
Wild Hike A Jake Maddox Sports Story • AKJ Education $4.34 6 $26.04
Cartwheel Katie • AKJ Education $4.34 6 $26.04
Skating Showdown • AKJ Education $4.34 6 $26.04
Slam Dunk Shoes • AKJ Education $4.34 6 $26.04
Volleyball Dreams • AKJ Education $4.34 6 $26.04
Gabby's Big Game • AKJ Education $4.31 6 $25.86
Hop, Skip, Run • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Splash Down! • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Sports Fairies #2: Stacey the Soccer Fairy A Rainbow Magic Book • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
MVP #4: The Basketball Blowout • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Ready, Set, Go! • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Curious George in the Snow • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
We Read Phonics-Sports Dream • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Sugar Plums to the Rescue! • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Baseball's Best: Five True Stories • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Wait, Skates! • AKJ Education $3.61 6 $21.66
I Want to be a Gymnast • AKJ Education $3.59 6 $21.54
Lana's World: Let's Go Fishing! • AKJ Education $3.59 6 $21.54
Jackie Robinson: He Led the Way He Led the Way • AKJ Education $3.59 6 $21.54
Snow Dogs! Racers of the North • AKJ Education $3.19 6 $19.14
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach • AKJ Education $2.91 6 $17.46
Babe Ruth and the Ice Cream Mess • AKJ Education $2.91 6 $17.46
Otter: Let's Go Swimming! • AKJ Education $2.91 6 $17.46
Kate Skates • AKJ Education $2.91 6 $17.46
Extreme Sports: Ski • AKJ Education $2.50 6 $15.00
OPTION CLASS - SANDUSKY LEE/ATLANTIC METAL COLORS • School Specialty $0.00 5 $0.00
PUTTY(07)- SANDUSKY LEE • School Specialty $0.00 5 $0.00

Materials cost

$3,366.03

Vendor shipping charges

$146.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$50.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,593.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$634.15

Total project goal

$4,227.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,227.65

1 Donor

-$4,227.65

Donations toward project cost

-$3,593.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$634.15

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$0.00

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