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Ms. Dippel from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Classroom Runs On Lily and Dunkin

Help me give my students a small group book set of Lily and Dunkin along with calculators and timers for tracking our independent reading.

  • $227 goal

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My Students

My school is a small school with only one to two classes per grade level. Our middle school specifically is like a diverse family. Students come from all walks of life and various parts of the city. This year, I have the pleasure of teaching 6th grade students in general education and special education. This means I must plan for a wide range of needs and interests.

One way I am able to meet everyone's needs is by ensuring kids have the tools needed to work without me by their side.

It's important to me that students are able to work as a whole group, small group, and individually as they will be expected to do this throughout their careers.

My Project

My classroom can use your support specifically with small group and independent work. A small group set of "Lily and Dunkin" will allow multiple students to engage with this title during our social justice book clubs. This text features characters who are transgender and mentally ill. These two perspectives are important to hear from, but often not represented in books studied.

It is anticipated that students will want to explore other hidden voices on their own.

In order to be successful during independent reading, I have established a routine in which students track their reading rate for each text they read. This allows them to set a reasonable goal for completing texts. Students need a timer and calculator to complete this work. We unfortunately don't have enough for more than one student to calculate at a time. Providing these tools would allow students to set their goals more quickly and keep reading!

Ms. Dippel
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lily and Dunkin • Amazon Business $7.19 10 $71.90
Texas Instruments TI-108 Solar Power Calculator/Teacher’s Kit (set of 10) • Amazon Business $53.38 1 $53.38
10 Pack Black Small Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Back And ON/OFF Switch,Minute Second Count Up Countdown • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99

Materials cost

$160.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.00

Total project goal

$226.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$226.67

6 Donors

-$222.26

Donations toward project cost

-$192.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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