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Mrs. Van Kirk from Prescott Valley AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You Escape?

Help me give my students books to teach punctuation, idioms, and point of view.

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are becoming "Super Readers!" Even though most of my students come from backgrounds that haven’t emphasized education, we are working on changing that attitude. In my classroom, we embrace books and we spend time reading books of our choice every day. We are inspired by each other's reading and we share book talks and rich conversations about books.

My students are incredible young people who are going to change the world!

We have been reading books and stories about young people who have made major changes in their communities and even the whole world. I can't wait to see what each and every one of my students do for our world!

My Project

I will be using these books about punctuation, idioms, and point of view, as part of my escape room. I can't wait to see my students engaged in these topics. The keys and locks are just waiting for them to escape my room! I have heard so many great things about escape rooms. Our staff did one as a team builder to start the year and it was fantastic.

Punctuation is not always the most exciting thing to teach so why not make it an escape room?

I am hoping that students will be so engaged that the skills they seem to be missing when it comes to punctuation, idioms, and point of view, will become natural for them.

Mrs. Van Kirk
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
Idiom Tales: A Collection of Super-Funny Storybooks That Teach 100+ Must-Know Sayings to Improve Kids' Reading Comprehension, Writing Skills, and More! • Amazon Business $31.18 1 $31.18
Punctuation Tales: A Motivating Collection of Super-Funny Storybooks That Help Kids Master the Mechanics of Writing • Amazon Business $21.12 1 $21.12
Another Other Side of the Story: Fairy Tales with a Twist (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Grammarlocks and the Three Theiyr'res: A Gram'mar Mountain Twisted Tale (Twisted Tales from Atop Gram'mar Mountain) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Seriously, Snow White Was SO Forgetful!: The Story of Snow White as Told by the Dwarves (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48

Materials cost

$102.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.96

Total project goal

$166.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.40

2 Donors

-$166.40

Donations toward project cost

-$141.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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