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Mr. Foster from Plantation FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

“Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader.” – Margaret Fuller

Help me give my students a full, exciting classroom library. With these novels, they will spend their down time doing something constructive, thanks to you. Reading is so instrumental to their success.

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

This year school year, I am intentional about not setting goals that are too specific for my students- by this I mean, I am not placing, limits, boundaries, or borders around what they can achieve. Working with the mindset that anything is achievable with hard work and determination is what I will encourage my students to do this year.

The majority of my students are from low income households and need additional help.

We are a Title 1 school with eager learners. This does not change the fact that our focus should be on equity and allowing students the same opportunities and resources as those in more affluent communities.

There are about 28 students in my classroom. These blank slates are waiting for their new experiences, school lessons and life lessons that will prepare them to become 21st century learners. We are in need of notebooks, copy paper, pencils, pens, novels, classroom treats. Help us prepare tomorrow's leaders, today!

My Project

Throughout my years of teaching, I have been able to experience how reading has impacted the minds and lives of my students. "It takes me on a fieldtrip," some say, others are just purely entertained. Students read for various reasons, but regardless of the reason, the important thing is that they read. It keeps the mind going, it challenges them to keep thinking and it even strengthens their imagination.

Nowadays, all content areas depend heavily on a student's ability to read, comprehend and analyze.

It therefore is imperative that we do not deprive our students of any opportunities to have a book in their possession. Let economic standing not be a factor that determines their academic success. Help us change a life today!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Grade 5 Nonfiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $62.00 1 $62.00
File Storage Box in Clear • Amazon Business $11.98 2 $23.96
Duracell - CopperTop AAA Alkaline Batteries - long lasting, all-purpose Triple A battery for household and business - 12 count • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
240Count Bulk SOUR PATCH KIDS Sweet & Sour Candy, Individually Wrapped Pack • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9 The Long Haul • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 - Hard Luck • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 7 The Third Wheel • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 6: Cabin Fever • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 3 - The Last Straw • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 2 - Rodrick Rules • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 5 The Ugly Truth • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4 - Dog Days • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
X-PROTECTOR Premium Two Colors Pack Furniture Pads 133 Piece! Felt Pads Furniture Feet Brown 106 + Beige 27 Various Sizes – Best Wood Floor Protectors. Protect Your Hardwood & Laminate Flooring • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Softalk 04130 Corded Duplex Jack 25-Feet Almond Landline Telephone Accessory • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48

Materials cost

$298.68

Vendor shipping charges

$7.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.12

Total project goal

$400.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.78

3 Donors

-$324.00

Donations toward project cost

-$275.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.60

match offer

-$76.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$65.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.52

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$0.00

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