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Mrs. Hess Lyon from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books!!!

My students need class sets of Number the Stars and The Giver to teach literacy. These are books that 6th graders really enjoy and they meet the core.

  • $307 goal

This project expired on September 18, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are great leaders who love to learn how other children their age have conquered difficult situations - just like the characters in these books.

My students come from an inner city school where over 80% are on free or reduced lunch.

The students face many personal struggles at home but come to school excited to conquer the tasks placed before them. Our goal as a school is to teach them to be leaders at school and in the community and we love seeing and celebrating their success.

My Project

My students crave good literature, especially the books with characters they relate to. I will use Number the Stars and The Giver to teach necessary literacy skills but more importantly the students can learn positive leadership characteristics from the characters. The students love to see the success of these characters and how much they truly resemble themselves.

The donations and the books will help improve the literacy in my class as well as give students examples of children their age who overcame diversity in their own lives, just as many of my students must do on a daily basis.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Number the Stars • Amazon $3.94 30 $118.20
The Giver (Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf)) • Amazon $4.36 25 $109.00

Materials cost

$227.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$260.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.99

Total project goal

$306.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$306.60

5 Donors

-$268.96

Donations toward project cost

-$243.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.35

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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