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Mrs. Padilla from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bullies vs. Freaks: A Lesson In Teaching Tolerance

My students need a class set of the book Bullying in Schools, 2 full sets #s 1-12 of the series Cirque Du Freak, 101 Games for Self-Esteem, and Poster Paper and Markers.

  • $524 goal

This project expired on February 25, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” ~Ralph W. Sockman

My students come from diverse middle class families that encourage their children to value education.

My goal is to transform the way my students feel about school and provide them with a love for learning that will stay with them through college and beyond. I feel that the best way to teach children is to make them feel like they are having fun first. When teaching by this rule, students become actively engaged and invested in their learning.

My Project

Students face many challenges on a daily basis. It is hard enough to focus on the demands of growing academic requirements, without worrying about peer and social media pressures. However, our kids are facing the trials and tribulations of adolescence on a whole new level. The book "Bullying in Schools" will be used to educate students regarding what exactly the term "bully" encompasses, and how bullying affects perpetrators, victims, bystanders and witnesses, both short and long term. In addition, we will read the high interest series Cirque Du Freak and have class discussions regrading tactful ways to respect each other's similarities and differences. Students will use 101 Self-Esteem Games, poster paper and markers to create emoticons, compare and contrast, and for other visual activities that will promote sympathy and compassion towards others.

When high interest information is provided in a hands-on, able-to-relate fashion with tangible materials, students become engaged without even realizing that they are learning about complex topics.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this project. Your support will provide more than just a cool lesson for English Language Learners; it will also be a great opportunity to learn about gratitude. Thank you! hide»

Mrs. Padilla
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bullying in Schools • AKJ Books $1.00 34 $34.00
The Vampire''s Assistant • AKJ Books $5.91 2 $11.82
Cirque Du Freak #3: Tunnels Of Blood • AKJ Books $6.65 2 $13.30
Cirque Du Freak #4: Vampire Mountain • AKJ Books $6.65 2 $13.30
Cirque Du Freak #5: Trials Of Death • AKJ Books $6.65 2 $13.30
Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare • AKJ Books $6.65 2 $13.30
Cirque Du Freak #7: Hunters Of The Dusk • AKJ Books $6.65 2 $13.30
Cirque Du Freak #8: Allies Of The Night • AKJ Books $6.65 2 $13.30
Cirque Du Freak #9: Killers Of The Dawn • AKJ Books $5.91 2 $11.82
Cirque Du Freak #10: The Lake Of Souls • AKJ Books $6.65 2 $13.30
Cirque Du Freak #12: Sons Of Destiny • AKJ Books $6.65 2 $13.30
BOOK 101 GAMES FOR SELF ESTEEM GR K-6 • School Specialty Inc. $10.40 1 $10.40
EASEL PAD POST IT 561-VAD 25X30 YELLOW RULED 4-PER PACK • School Specialty Inc. $113.99 1 $113.99
MARKER MR. SKETCH SCENTED SET OF 18 • School Specialty Inc. $10.44 4 $41.76
Cirque Du Freak #6: The Vampire Prince • AKJ Books $6.65 2 $13.30
Cirque Du Freak #11: Lord Of The Shadows • AKJ Books $5.91 2 $11.82

Materials cost

$355.31

Vendor shipping charges

$16.62

State sales tax

$32.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$444.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.49

Total project goal

$523.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$523.26

1 Donor

-$94.66

Donations toward project cost

-$83.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.36

match offer

-$425.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$361.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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