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Mrs. Mathenia from San Bernardino CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose Kind

Help me give my students a class set of the novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

  • $418 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a great mix of personalities and abilities. My students always try their best and love learning. I try to combat the socio-economic challenges all of my students face outside of school by creating a supportive learning environment, where they have what they need to be successful.

Fifth grade is a big transitional year, where students not only learn academics like language arts, and math, but they also learn how to be great humans though Social Emotional Learning Standards.

My Project

Wonder is a novel, written from multiple perspectives, about a child with physical differences from that of his peers. The novel looks at his perception of events, as well as the perceptions of those around him. The novel encourages students to think about others and encourages students to "Choose Kind" above all else.

Through our social emotional learning standards, students are encouraged to learn about self-awareness, social awareness, self management, and relationship skills.

All of these things lead to increasing students' capability of responsible decision making. Wonder is a great novel to not only learn academic standards, like perspectives and author's purpose, but it encourages us all to be Wonders and treat others kindly.

Mrs. Mathenia
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • AKJ Education $8.89 33 $293.37

Materials cost

$293.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$354.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.58

Total project goal

$417.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$417.19

1 Donor

-$177.30

Donations toward project cost

-$177.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$208.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$177.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.29

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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