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Mrs. Knowles from Flomaton AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Second Chance at Literature

Help me give my students access to an engaging literary classic and needed supplies to complete online components of the curriculum.

  • $257 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are given the unique opportunity to complete two years of coursework in a single year. This program is offered to entering 8th grade students that have either failed or been held back and have been identified as "at risk" for dropping out of school. Most of my students come from an economically disadvantaged background and face many challenges in and out of the classroom.

My students are excited about the opportunity to complete two grades in a single year and rejoin some of their former classmates.

While most of my students have the deck stacked against them, they refused to let that hold them back and are determined to do whatever it takes to be successful. For my students, this truly is a second chance and one that they don't take lightly.

My Project

Most of my students come from an economically disadvantaged background. Due to this fact, we supply students with all of their supplies needed for school. A majority of our budget goes to buy the basics for students (paper, pencils, folders, etc.). There isn't a lot of funding left to pay for additional resources for our curriculum. Over the years, a number of the headphone jacks on our laptops and headphones have stopped working. Since several components of the curriculum are computer based this creates a challenge. Additionally, we have limited access to novels outside of the provided curriculum.

These supplies will help fill in the holes in our classroom resources.

Students will have access to an engaging literary classic and be able to utilize the online components of the curriculum, the way they were designed to be used.

Mrs. Knowles
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lord of the Flies • Amazon Business $5.99 15 $89.85
Plugable USB Audio Adapter with 3.5mm Speaker-Headphone and Microphone Jack, Add an External Stereo Sound Card to Any PC, Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux • Amazon Business $9.95 5 $49.75
Wholesale Bulk Earphone Earbud Headphone-Kaysent(KHP-10B) 10 Pack Wholesale Headphones for School,Airplane,Hospital,Students,Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $31.98 1 $31.98

Materials cost

$171.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.49

Total project goal

$256.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$256.62

2 Donors

-$256.62

Donations toward project cost

-$218.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.49

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$0.00

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