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Dr. Varko from Porter Ranch CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Becoming Thoughtful, Compassionate & Responsible Citizens

Help me give my students a classroom set of Lois Lowry's "Number the Stars."

  • $321 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in a middle-class neighborhood in California, and most of my students live within the school boundaries.

The school is distinguished from other schools by its stimulating and nurturing environment, which recognizes and celebrates individual differences.

Our school community exhibits the vision, courage, and passion necessary to enrich the lives of our children. My students range from struggling to advanced, with most at grade level. They are curious, enthusiastic, and funny 4th graders! They love learning with hands on activities, music and new technology.

My Project

Having a classroom set of "Number the Stars" will helps us complete a fuller unit with resources provided by the program "Violins of Hope." Our class was chosen by California State University, Northridge to participate in a first of it's kind program. Partners with FacingHistory.Org, students learning about the difficult history of the Holocaust by fostering empathy and reflection.

We will these books to integrate the study of history, literature, and human behavior with ethical decision making and innovative teaching strategies to promote students historical understanding, critical thinking, and social emotional learning.

This unit hopes is an effort to create safe and inclusive schools.

Thank you in advance for funding this project!

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.76 38 $218.88

Materials cost

$218.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$272.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.03

Total project goal

$320.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$320.22

5 Donors

-$151.37

Donations toward project cost

-$138.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.87

Matching donations from our partners

-$157.28

Match offers toward project cost

-$133.69

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.57

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$0.00

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