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Mr. Fix from New Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Earned, Students Selected... Students Excited!

Help me give my students the books they earned and then selected after completing the 'Hour of Code'.

  • $194 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The Title I community school I teach at is in one of the roughest areas in a city in Connecticut. All of my students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. The vast majority of them live in non-traditional homes, many deal with poverty, and more than a few have disabilities. Some of my students have had parents or other close relatives in jail, and there is a very high crime rate in their neighborhoods, including shootings.

Yet even with these hardships, all of my students have one thing going for them - they all yearn to learn.

Even the children who act extremely tough on the outside swell with pride when they master something new in class. Our school is often their safe place, and I believe a big part of my job is to make it a place where they begin to learn how to overcome their hardships.

My Project

When DonorsChoose partnered with Google and offered $100 to classes who completed the Hour of Code, I wondered how I could get the biggest classroom bang for those bucks.

Then I thought of a win-win -- challenge my students to do their best on the Hour of Code, and let THEM spend the $100 on books that THEY get to choose!

They had a blast learning the coding, and then really had fun researching books at First Book Marketplace they could buy for $4 each.

Of course there was a little negotiating, some nice-to-see sharing of funds to buy more expensive books, and pleading for books that students 'really really really' want to read! But after earning the $100, every single one of the books listed is a book that my students selected and are excited to read. (Shhhh.... don't tell them that I also screened the books, and most of them teach valuable life lessons and will push their comprehension skills! :-)

Thank you in advance for covering the cost over the $100 we earned!

Mr. Fix
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
THE CROSSOVER • First Book Marketplace $7.90 1 $7.90
AUGGIE & ME: THREE WONDER STORIES • First Book Marketplace $7.05 1 $7.05
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #13: THE MELTDOWN (FIRST BOOK SPECIAL EDITION) • First Book Marketplace $3.50 2 $7.00
WE'RE ALL WONDERS • First Book Marketplace $6.80 1 $6.80
WONDER • First Book Marketplace $6.20 1 $6.20
DORK DIARIES #3: TALES FROM A NOT-SO-TALENTED POP STAR (HARDCOVER) • First Book Marketplace $6.00 1 $6.00
LOOK I'M A SCIENTIST • First Book Marketplace $5.65 1 $5.65
SCIENCE COMICS: DOGS: FROM PREDATOR TO PROTECTOR • First Book Marketplace $5.00 1 $5.00
BIG NATE: WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? • First Book Marketplace $4.60 1 $4.60
BROWN GIRL DREAMING • First Book Marketplace $4.40 1 $4.40
ARNIE, THE DOUGHNUT • First Book Marketplace $4.24 1 $4.24
FUNNY GIRL: FUNNIEST. STORIES. EVER. • First Book Marketplace $3.80 1 $3.80
SALT IN HIS SHOES: MICHAEL JORDAN IN PURSUIT OF A DREAM • First Book Marketplace $3.50 1 $3.50
BAD KITTY MEETS THE BABY • First Book Marketplace $3.50 1 $3.50
BAD KITTY SCHOOL DAZE • First Book Marketplace $3.50 1 $3.50
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #1: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (FIRST BOOK SPECIAL EDITION) • First Book Marketplace $3.45 1 $3.45
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #11: DOUBLE DOWN (FIRST BOOK SPECIAL EDITION) • First Book Marketplace $3.45 1 $3.45
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #12: THE GETAWAY (FIRST BOOK SPECIAL EDITION) • First Book Marketplace $3.45 1 $3.45
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #10: OLD SCHOOL (FIRST BOOK SPECIAL EDITION) • First Book Marketplace $3.45 1 $3.45
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #5: THE UGLY TRUTH (FIRST BOOK SPECIAL EDITION) • First Book Marketplace $3.45 1 $3.45
THE PRINCESS IN BLACK TAKES A VACATION • First Book Marketplace $3.20 1 $3.20
LUNCH LADY #9: LUNCH LADY AND THE VIDEO GAME VILLAIN • First Book Marketplace $3.20 1 $3.20
WHO WAS HARRIET TUBMAN? • First Book Marketplace $3.20 1 $3.20
THE PRINCESS IN BLACK • First Book Marketplace $3.20 1 $3.20
THE PRINCESS IN BLACK AND THE MYSTERIOUS PLAYDATE • First Book Marketplace $3.20 1 $3.20
WHO WAS CORETTA SCOTT KING? • First Book Marketplace $2.90 1 $2.90
JADA JONES #2: CLASS ACT • First Book Marketplace $2.90 1 $2.90
WHO IS MALALA YOUSAFZAI? • First Book Marketplace $2.90 1 $2.90
WHO WAS QUEEN ELIZABETH? • First Book Marketplace $2.90 1 $2.90
JADA JONES #1: ROCK STAR • First Book Marketplace $2.90 1 $2.90
BLACK PANTHER: MEET BLACK PANTHER (PASSPORT TO READING, LEVEL 2) • First Book Marketplace $2.35 1 $2.35
ZOEY AND SASSAFRAS #6: UNICORNS AND GERMS (FIRST BOOK SPECIAL EDITION) • First Book Marketplace $2.00 1 $2.00
MARVEL: FALCON: FEAR OF FLYING (WORLD OF READING, LEVEL 2) • First Book Marketplace $1.60 1 $1.60

Materials cost

$132.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$164.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.09

Total project goal

$193.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$193.92

2 Donors

-$176.27

Donations toward project cost

-$164.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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