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Ms. Majewski from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sustained Silent Reading Needs a Facelift

My students need seating and books that get them excited about reading on their own!

  • $590 goal

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My Students

I try to create a tight-knit family for my students within our large, urban high school. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have many different interests.

In my room, we make sense of language and the world around us by reading each week and writing about it.

My students are smart and goofy kids with many talents to offer the world around them, but many of them don't even realize it yet. "Miss M's Den" is full of students with potential.

My Project

"Ugh, I hate reading!" As an English teacher, I hear it all the time. The way to success for any child is learning to find the joy in the work. To help my students learn to love reading, we do at least 15 minutes of Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) every week.

Students that consider themselves non-readers simply haven't met the book that changes their mind yet.

SSR allows them to settle down with a book of their choice. Comfortable seats like beanbags and saucer chairs become extra motivation to sit and focus longer. Books featuring characters that they can relate to become a gateway to true enjoyment of reading.

Reading and the ability to sustain quiet work longer impacts every class a student takes and the rest of their lives. Help me hook them on a book now so they can find success in their futures!

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

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
Big Joe Roma Lounge Chair, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $27.74 1 $27.74
Divergente (Divergent) • AKJ Education $19.79 1 $19.79
Los Juegos del Hambre (The Hunger Games) • AKJ Education $17.99 1 $17.99
March 2 • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Correr o morir (Maze Runner) • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Gibson Holders 1A 2-Wire Display Stand, Black, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
The Sun Is Also a Star • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Everything, Everything • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Boy in the Black Suit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Black Boy White School • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Every Last Word • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Yummy The Last Days of a Southside Shorty • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Taken • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
A Big Dose of Lucky • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
March: Book One • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
¿Quién cuenta las estrellas? (Number The Stars) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Panic • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Crossed • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Every Day • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Flygirl • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Dope Sick • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Chameleon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fat Angie • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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