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Mr. Kubicek from Hudson MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivating Reluctant Readers

Help me give my students prizes that will provide the incentive to develop a lifelong love of reading.

  • $438 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom are some of the funniest, most interesting, and enjoyable people I know. Just like any other group of students, they come from a remarkable variety of experiences. It is a genuine pleasure to get to know them year after year.

In the modern world where information comes in the form of sound bites, I worry about students' ability to maintain the attention required to read with abandon.

It is my goal to foster a love of reading, so students can become lifelong readers, learners, and scholars.

My Project

Students in middle school are undergoing a dramatic change in their lives: social upheaval, academic and extracurricular demands increasing, and the natural changes in their bodies make it a particularly challenging time. I am looking to help them make this time more meaningful.

By providing extrinsic motivation for all students to read voraciously, students who are reluctant readers have the chance to develop a lifelong love of reading.

The items on this project will help motivate the students that need it most to become avid readers. I have selected a variety of items to appeal to a wide array of students: sports equipment for the athletic types; art materials for the creative dreamers; science kits for the analytic minds; and many unique items for the child at heart.

Throughout the year, students will read as many books from a list of 20 highly anticipated new adolescent fiction and nonfiction. After each book, students will complete a ballot where they write a review, summary, and rate the book. At the end of the year, they will be entered in a drawing for the prizes in this project. This project has the potential to inspire a group of students who identify as non-readers, and turn them into life-long learners.

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Franklin Sports Spyderball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $39.99 1 $39.99
JLab Audio - JBuds Air True Wireless Earbud Headphones - Black • Best Buy Education $35.00 1 $35.00
INSOA TOYS Helicopter with Remote Control, 2.4GHZ Control Crash-Resistant Alloy Remote-Controlled Aircraft, Remote Control Drone Electric Toy for Kids, Boys, Teens Gift • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Wilson TDY Composite Youth Football • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 1 $29.99
LETSCOM Fitness Tracker HR, Activity Tracker Watch with Heart Rate Monitor, Waterproof Smart Fitness Band with Step Counter, Calorie Counter, Pedometer Watch for Kids Women and Men • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
RC Cars Stunt Car Toy, Amicool 4WD 2.4Ghz Remote Control Car Double Sided Rotating Vehicles 360° Flips, Kids Toy Cars for Boys & Girls Birthday • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
22.5" Ukulele with Electronic Tuner, Strap, Picks, Carrying Case & Songbook • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
DigitDots 222 pieces 5 Millimeter Magnetic Balls The Original Updated for 2019 Fidget Toys for Adults Rare Earth Magnets Executive Desk Toys Desk Games Magnet Toys Magnetic Balls Stress Relief Toys • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
20870-1001 - Faber-Castell Pitt Calligraphy Pen Set - Modern Calligraphy Set • Blick Art Materials $17.95 1 $17.95
Sportime StreetMax Basketball - Men's 29.5 inch • Amazon Business $17.15 1 $17.15
LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase 10713 Building Kit (213 Pieces) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
MAGICYOYO N11 Alloy Aluminum Professional Yoyo Unresponsive YoYo Ball (Black with Golden) with Bag, Glove and 5 Strings • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Star Wars - Impressive…Most Impressive - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
ArtCreativity Juggling Balls Set for Beginners Set of 3 - Durable Juggle Ball Kit - Soft Easy Juggle Balls for Kids and Adults - Multi Colored • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97

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