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Mrs. Wilson from Spartanburg SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Are Leaders!

Help me give my students books and more tools in order to increase their love of reading!

  • $488 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are really special to me for many reasons. I have a wonderful group of students who come from diverse backgrounds that make them unique. Being engaged in their own learning is crucial for ensuring their success. Many of my students are unable to bring in their own school supplies. I know that they learn best through active and meaningful experiences that they can connect across the content areas and to their own experiences.

I know my students' learning style and that learning by doing is essential for them because it is so highly motivating.

Unfortunately, most of the enriching experiences my students encounter are within the school walls because my students live in high poverty situations. An organized learning environment is essential in order for my students to be able to create freely! My students deserve to learn in the best way possible and that is providing the most welcoming atmosphere is extremely important. I believe that providing them with the materials they need aides in their success.

My Project

In order to effectively utilize class time and engage students in learning as they walk through the front door of our classroom, my goal is to provide all basic supplies needed for them such as books, headphones, dry erase pockets, and manipulative tools for games. My students carry their items in their backpacks; they do not have lockers. The time students spend cycling through their backpacks to dig out supplies is critical class time that could be used in order to maximize learning experiences. Providing my students with supplies gives them one less thing to worry about during the school day and encourages them to focus on their learning instead of external factors that they might be going through.

My group of middle school students learn best by working through hands-on learning scenarios with their peers.

This is why it is of the utmost importance that supplies are plentiful and easily-accessible for students, so they can freely create. Many of my students come from low income homes and it is hard for them to bring in supplies needed to set them up for success. If these supplies are provided for them, their time can be spent on learning and not worrying.

Literacy is of the utmost importance. As a teacher, selecting books for your classroom library that students will LOVE is crucial. I am looking to build my classroom library for our Leaders in Literacy time. I cannot wait to see the looks on the faces of my students when they see their new books, seating, headphones, and our classroom Chromecast!

Mrs. Wilson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Laptop Stand, Writing Table, Kids’ Travel-Friendly Tray, Flexible Collaborative Seating for Teens and Adults, One-Piece Desk, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified, Black • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Google Chromecast (3rd Generation) • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Dry Erase Pockets Reusable Sleeves by Office Orchid - Heavy Duty Oversized 10" x 14" - 30 Pockets Assorted Colors + 30 Pens + 500 Worksheets - School or Work - Sheet Protectors or Ticket Holders • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Wholesale Kids Bulk Earbuds Headphones Earphones Assorted Colors for Schools, Libraries, Hospitals,Gifts Individually Bagged (30pack) • Amazon Business $19.85 1 $19.85
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Handy Basics 100 Pack Standard Game Dice 16mm (White) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Who Was? History of the World • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
The Hotel Between • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Operation Frog Effect • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
The Van Gogh Deception (The Lost Art Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Serafina and the Black Cloak (The Serafina Series Book 1) (Serafina (1)) • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories (1)) • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Fiona's Luck • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
May B. • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Because of Mr. Terupt • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Fly Away Home • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot (1)) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Random House Movie Tie-In Books) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Wish • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Summer of the Monkeys • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Kobe Bryant? (Who HQ NOW) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Fly on the Ceiling (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$339.58

Vendor shipping charges

$15.96

State sales tax

$23.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$414.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.16

Total project goal

$487.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$487.73

1 Donor

-$225.93

Donations toward project cost

-$222.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.41

match offer

-$225.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$192.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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