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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

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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

Materials cost

$326.88

Vendor shipping charges

$9.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$371.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.60

Total project goal

$437.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$437.33

2 Donors

-$437.33

Donations toward project cost

-$371.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.60

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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