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Mrs. Singleton from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magical World of Books

Help me give my students a love for reading and introduce them to the magical world of Harry Potter.

  • $191 goal

This project expired on February 28, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Special education can be challenging but extremely rewarding. Especially if you teach in the South Bronx. My students come from a predominately low-income area and come from single-family households. Ninety-five percent of my students receive free or reduced-price lunches based on their socio-economic backgrounds. My students face a multitude of problems in our school. Lack of proper funding for books and other essential needs, growing up in a high crime high poverty neighborhood, and a general culture that doesn't put an emphasis on a strong education.

My students are highly energized and visual learners.

They love working on computers and using technology. In my classroom, I push my students to become job and college ready. Throughout the year we explore how to write resumes, balance checkbooks, plan a dinner party, use Microsoft Office, use Google Drive, and design a house/room/zoo. This way my students are ready for the real world at a young age.

My Project

Do you remember the first time being introduced to the magic of Hogwarts? The feeling you got when you read about the magical train and the lifelong friendships that were formed? I would love to introduce my students to that same magic and excitement that comes from reading Harry Potter books.

Today, students are not reading as much as they used to.

They are too distracted and believe reading is "boring." I want to ignite my students' passion for reading by reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

We need individual copies of the book so that my students will be able to follow along as I read, discuss vocabulary and refer back in their individual copies to find textual evidence. Please help bring magic and fun to ELA.

Mrs. Singleton
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $6.83 12 $81.96
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $29.19 1 $29.19
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Who Is J.K. Rowling? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74

Materials cost

$130.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.59

Total project goal

$190.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$190.61

1 Donor

-$95.50

Donations toward project cost

-$81.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.32

match offer

-$95.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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