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Mr. Fenner from Channelview TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You're a Wizard Harry!

My students need these items to bring the world of Harry Potter to life and help a new generation find their love for reading.

  • $750 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a sixth year teacher working on my first year trying flexible seating. I teach at a low-income/Title I school district, and my students face several challenges both in and out of the classroom. This year we were struck by Hurricane Harvey and our school was really not damaged, but the homes of many of my students were.

Despite the hardships they have faced, they are resilient and spirited learners making their way back.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able personally to solve the many challenges they face outside of school. However, I can certainly make a powerful impact on the eight hours they spend here at school every day.

My Project

Harry potter is the best selling book series of all time. Millions of people read their first book and/or series through to completion thanks to J. K. Rowling and she truly brought a world of magic and fantasy to life that grew a whole generation of people that found a love for reading. No other book series since has been able to capture that lightning in a bottle again since and sadly this generation has not even read Harry Potter for the most part.

If you do not love to read you just haven't found the right book yet so I want to introduce the world of Harry Potter to my students.

That gave me an idea. I want to create a classroom themed around Harry Potter from day 1. The door would look like platform 9 3/4. Each section of the room will have a Hogwarts House assigned to it and students would compete as part of the houses against the other sections. Candles would hang from the ceiling to resemble the floating candles in the dining hall. All of the Harry Potter book series and side books like Fantastic Beasts would be available to read, and the room would be littered with various movie props, etc. to make it feel like we are stepping into the world of Harry Potter. We would start the year by reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as a guided reading novel and hopefully hook a whole new generation on the series and create life long readers.

As a reading teacher my goal is to create lifelong readers and lifelong learners and Harry Potter has brought out a love of reading in people like I have never seen before.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Youngerbaby Set of 10 Warm White LED Taper Candles Battery Operated Lights with Remote Control, Brightly Flameless Flickering 4" Candles With Removable Clips for Window, Chandelier, Holiday and Gift • Amazon Business $19.99 10 $199.90
Witches Broom Pens (48 Count) • Amazon Business $29.95 2 $59.90
Bundle - 5 items: Harry Potter Gryffindor Slytherin Hufflepuff Ravenclaw Hogwarts House Wall 5 Banner Set • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
3dRose Forest Deathly Hallows Wall Clock, 10 x 10" • Amazon Business $44.43 1 $44.43
Wizarding World Harry Potter Exclusive Light-Up Tri Wizard TriWizard Dragon Champions Goblet Cup • Amazon Business $38.95 1 $38.95
Elope Harry Potter Sorting Hat Costume Puppet • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
11PCS Harry Hermione Dumbledore Sirius Voldemort Fleur Magic Wand In Box • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Harry Potter: Collectible Quidditch Set - Accessory • Amazon Business $26.61 1 $26.61
12 mini cauldrons + 12 broom pens - Harry Potter party or Halloween Party set! • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Harry Potter Marauders Map Wall Banner • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Color Scissor Fishing Line, 500 Meters Clear Nylon Monofilament Fishing Line • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Brick Wall Backdrop Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 sticker, Wall/Door decor large Decal Vinyl Sticker 11.7" x 10.6" PD-1102. • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Platform 9 3/4 Version 2 Harry Potter Door Decor - Wall Decal Vinyl Sticker W21 12"x15" (Message for Color) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$597.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$636.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.38

Total project goal

$749.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$749.20

3 Donors

-$346.53

Donations toward project cost

-$335.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

match offer

-$354.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$301.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$47.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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