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Mr. Kessler from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Text Set

My students need a classroom set of culturally relevant text. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is a wonderful novel that exhibits many themes complimentary to classroom objectives.

  • $599 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live and attend school in an urban setting. Most come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. The student body is multicultural and diverse. There is a large portion of students who are English language learners.

My kids are funny, creative, and honest.

They work hard and produce under the right conditions. This year, the focus in my class will be on professionalism and social justice. We will learn what it takes to be successful in academics and how these skills translate into a career in modern society.

My classroom is highly collaborative. We rely on teamwork, problem solving, and synectics to accomplish difficult tasks. Students will learn to inhabit a growth mindset to hone their voice while setting and accomplishing goals.

My Project

In order to partake on a Project Based Learning Unit, we will need a classroom text set so that every student has an opportunity to read the text. While reading this text, we will conduct close reads and Socratic Seminars. After reading the text, students will create a movie trailer based on one particular aspect of the novel that spoke to them. This could be a character, plot element, climactic scene or criticism. The multimedia element of the project will boost engagement but mostly the relevance and authenticity of the text are necessary to motivate students to read with passion. This novel brought me to tears in parts and made me laugh out loud many times.

Mr. Kessler
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $12.00 30 $360.00
BTBSIGN 5'' Bright LED Countdown Timer Count Down/Up In Minutes Seconds and Hundredths of Second with Remote • Amazon Business $112.00 1 $112.00

Materials cost

$472.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.84

Total project goal

$598.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.92

7 Donors

-$478.92

Donations toward project cost

-$407.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.84

match offer

-$120.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

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$0.00

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