UPDATE:  This project has been fully funded!

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Students and parents are enjoying the last days of summer, while teachers are preparing lesson plans and organizing classrooms for the upcoming school year.

TAPinto Plainfield is shining a spotlight on Plainfield teachers who need a little extra help in creating classrooms that provide the best learning experience for their students. We will feature teachers who posted a classroom project on DonorsChoose.org, a website that hosts classroom projects, connecting “the public to public schools,” according to its website.

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Project:  Yes We Read in Math Class

Teacher:  Mrs. Hutchinson

School:  Hubbard Middle School

Project:  Our school strives to instill a love of reading in our students, which can easily be lost as children get into the middle school grades. To that effect, we implement literature reading within our math classes for at least 30 minutes a week. I am a second-year teacher with few classroom resources, and by having classroom sets of novels I can put more of a concentrated effort into making sure everyone is included in the reading.

I want to make my students realize that an interesting story can also include mathematical concepts, even if they didn't initially realize they are there.

These two popular and well-loved titles - The Phantom Tollbooth and Lawn Boy - will help demonstrate this to the students. Having enough copies for each student to have their own in class will help keep the students engaged and excited to participate.

Project Goal:  $400.69

Still Needed:  $149.69

To donate to this project, visit donorschoose.org.