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Mrs. Krieger from Endicott NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Jokers, Aliens and Desperados

Help me give my students copies of "The Arrival", "The Killing Joke" and various true crime mysteries.

  • $809 goal

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My Students

I teach advanced English and creative writing to high school students in upstate New York. Like so many communities across the country, our area has endured significant economic and demographic changes over the last couple of decades. Nonetheless, our families and students are resilient, determined, and eager to make the world a better place.

My students are writers and readers who will soon enter the world of college and work.

They want to make their mark in the world and it's my job to prepare them.

My Project

Books. Books. Books. Technology is nice, but there's nothing quite like the experience of leafing through and reading a book.

We are requesting copies of "The Killing Joke," "The Arrival" and various true crime mysteries.

Students in my Graphic Novels courses will read "The Arrival" and examine "The Killing Joke." "The Arrival" has no words and will require students to interpret complex imagery by connecting that imagery to past knowledge.

"The Killing Joke" will challenge students to think about the true nature of right and wrong. It will also require students to imagine what they would do if darkness crept into their own worlds.

The true crime puzzle books will come in handy in my detective fiction courses. In between longer weeks, I imagine using the individual puzzles and case studies to practice critical thinking and inductive reasoning.

Mrs. Krieger
Grades 9-12

This project will reach 127 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Arrival • Amazon Business $15.79 30 $473.70
Batman: The Killing Joke Deluxe (New Edition) • Amazon Business $14.38 10 $143.80
The True Crime Activity Book For Adults: Trivia, Puzzles, Coloring Book, Games, & More - Murderino Gifts • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Great Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Book: A Collection of Enigmas to Puzzle Even the Greatest Detective of All (Arcturus Themed Puzzles) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Brain Games - Cold Case Puzzles: The Trail Has Gone Cold on More Than 100 Puzzles. Do You Have What It Takes to Solve Them? • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00

Materials cost

$647.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$687.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.27

Total project goal

$808.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$808.46

1 Donor

-$404.23

Donations toward project cost

-$343.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.63

match offer

-$404.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$343.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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