You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Bovee from Portland OR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support a Summer Reading Challenge for English Language Learners

Help me give my students rewards for engaging with our summer reading project. Students picked the prizes they were most excited about, including a Chromebook to help them with schoolwork!

  • $570 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach English language development to an amazing group of students who speak other languages, including many refugee and immigrant students. Many of them had severely interrupted schooling before they got here, so they are not only learning English and all of their school subjects in English, but they are also learning all other academic skills and subjects. They are eager to learn and deeply appreciative of the opportunities they have here at our school. My goal is to provide them with every opportunity and resource that they need to be successful in school, and in life.

My Project

For English Language Learners, summer is a crucial time to support continued language learning. Students have made huge gains over the year and it's important that their growth continues over the break. Reading during the summer is a great way to continue practicing language skills and keep brains active.

When designing a summer reading project for my students, I aimed to create something motivating and fun.

I want my students to find their own love of reading; it should be joyful, rather than a chore. So I asked my students what would get them excited and they helped design this challenge. As a motivator, students were interested in technology that they don't have access to at home, including computers and headphones. We agreed that the three students who read the most books over the summer will have their choice at the top three prizes. I also wanted to make sure that ALL students are rewarded for their efforts, even if they read less. So any student that reads even just one book will get a small prize (students chose spicy chips as their first choice)!

Additionally, I promised my students that I would also be reading over the summer. In fact, I told them I will read each book that they read so that we can talk about them in the fall! I'm hoping that they will keep me busy. The more books, the better!

Ms. Bovee
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Bovee is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13K & Google Chrome Management License • Best Buy Education $262.99 1 $262.99
Apple AirPods with Charging Case - 2nd Generation - true wireless earphones with mic • Best Buy Education $159.99 1 $159.99
JAM - Chill Out Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black • Best Buy Education $24.45 1 $24.45

Materials cost

$447.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$484.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.44

Total project goal

$569.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$569.58

4 Donors

-$569.58

Donations toward project cost

-$484.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.44

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Portland","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6129382],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OR","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4127565,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/support-a-summer-reading-challenge-for-e/4127565/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Bovee","authorIds":{"6129382":{"owner":"Ms. Bovee","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4127565],"proposalHash":"-225117448","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp6129382_orig.jpg?crop=530,530,x5,y0&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1560362632488","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21326295,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDY5MDIwMw==","NTc1MzA2NQ==","NjQzODUz","NDMzNTExNg=="],"teacherId":6129382,"schoolCounty":"Multnomah","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OR","name":"Oregon"}}