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Mrs. Jones from Port Aransas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Revamping Reading Lists for Relevancy

My students need flexible seating, a chalkboard, various supplies and new books to read in order to replace old worn out and water damaged ones. We would like to update our reading lists to include more contemporary and relevant novels.

  • $786 goal

This project expired on October 17, 2018.

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My Students

Nine months ago, Hurricane Harvey destroyed our island community. We lost our homes, our businesses, our churches and our schools. Our students were displaced, scattered all over Texas and beyond, and were surrounded by uncertainty. They enrolled in new schools because the status of our own was in such disrepair. It would be understandable to accept this "new normal" and move on. But these are not "normal" kids.

These kids are stronger than Harvey.

These kids are island kids. These kids are Texas tough. These kids do not give up. These kids are MY kids. As of today, most of our students have returned to our town, even though many of them are still not living at home. They are going to school all day, and working on their homes at night. They are fighting to get their school and community back. They have learned some real life lessons and it has not destroyed their spirits. They show a resilience that truly humbles me and makes me proud.

My Project

The contractors have gone and our classrooms are rebuilt, but most of our walls are lacking pizzazz. This project is about restoring the vitality of our classroom by ordering classroom wall decor that will help display student work and visual aides, alternative seating in the form of lap desks for kids who hate desks, and most importantly- new novels!

With Hurricane Harvey leaving lots of our classroom novels water damaged and moldy, we are looking to use this set back as a step forward in updating our class reading lists for upper level English classes.

Instead of reordering the same old 200 year old books, we would like to make reading fun and poignant for this generation of readers. Specifically, we would like to order We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. This is a book about finding who your true friends are and about the responsibility and weight of a family name.

Mrs. Jones
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Were Liars • Amazon Business $8.79 45 $395.55
Rustic Vintage Wooden Whitewashed Magnetic A-Frame Chalkboard / Sidewalk Chalkboard Sign / Large 40" x 20" Sturdy Sandwich Board / A Frame Restaurant Message Board Display (Classic) • Amazon Business $69.97 1 $69.97
Teacher Created Resources (5609) Confetti Straight Border Trim • Amazon Business $10.36 2 $20.72
LapGear MyDesk, - Purple (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
LapGear MyDesk Lap Desk - Turquoise (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Extra Large Chalkboard Contact Paper Vinyl Wall Decal Poster (6.5 FEET) Blackboard Roll Adhesive Chalk Board Paint Alternative w/BONUS Chalks - Peel and Stick Black DIY Wallpaper Sizes 17.8" X 78.7" • Amazon Business $9.15 2 $18.30
LapGear MyDesk, - Pink (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
VersaChalk 100% Natural Chalkboard Cleaner Spray & Eraser Kit (10 oz) for Liquid Chalk Markers, Whiteboards, and Dry Erase Boards • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
LapGear MyDesk Lap Desk - Black (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Chalk Markers by Fantastic ChalkTastic Best for Kids Art Chalkboard Labels | Menu Board Bistro Boards | 8 Glass Window Markers | non-toxic Erasable Liquid Pens Chisel or Fine Tip | Neon Colors plus White • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Fine Tip Chalk Markers - Pack of 10 neon color pens - Non Toxic Wet Erase Chalkboard Window Glass Pen - 3mm reversible bullet & chisel nib • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
DII Collapsible Polyester Storage Basket or Bin with Durable Cotton Handles, Home Organizer Solution for Office, Bedroom, Closet, Toys, Laundry (Large - 18x12x15"), Aqua Lattice • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74

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