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Ms. Ketterl from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Reads for the New Year!

My students need novels to kick off our independent reading program at the start of the new school year.

  • $168 goal

This project expired on October 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is part of District Reference Group “H” which is the second lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in.

As an eighth grade ELA teacher, I have witnessed the great needs of my students.

A high percentage of the students who attend my school receive free and reduced-price lunch and struggle to have other basic needs met as well. These circumstances can make it very difficult for some families to afford basic school supplies. Many of my students are also ELLs and need extra support when reading grade-level materials. The activities that we complete, both in and out of the classroom, are greatly restricted by the socioeconomic makeup of our student body and the lack of funding for resources, especially when it comes to technology.

The students in our school come from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and often do not have the support available at home that allows them to succeed at higher levels. Many students are struggling to learn the language while trying to complete their eighth-grade work. The students themselves are very willing to work in school and take the opportunity to utilize the limited resources that are available.

My Project

The new school year will start before we know it and it is always a challenge to get students back into academic mode after summer vacation. Independent reading is a habit I want my students to start from Day 1 next year!

In order to get my students independently reading right from the start, I need to be able to offer them exciting books to read.

Throughout the course of the year, students will improve their reading and comprehension skills by reading at home for at least 20 minutes per night. Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes students to 1.8 million words a year! The strengthening of their reading skills will help them across all subjects throughout the year.

Ms. Ketterl
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America's National Pastime • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Sky in the Deep • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
The Dazzling Heights (Thousandth Floor) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Names They Gave Us • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Noteworthy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Eliza and Her Monsters • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Dreamfall • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Midnight Star (The Young Elites) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Young Elites • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Rose Society (The Young Elites) • Amazon Business $5.14 1 $5.14
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90

Materials cost

$110.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.15

Total project goal

$167.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.67

2 Donors

-$110.60

Donations toward project cost

-$103.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.84

match offer

-$45.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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