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  • $277 goal

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Ms. W.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Connecting to Ancient Greece

My students need 26 copies of "Lightning Thief", by Rick Riordan.

History needs to come alive for my students. I teach 6th grade in the largest elementary school in my city. Our classroom consists of a portable building with limited access to the internet and even less areas for creativity and imagination.

My students are having a difficult time finding any interest in learning about Ancient Greece. The only spark that I have been able to get out of them is reading the stories about the Greek gods, so I would like to pursue it by having them read a book which is based on the stories of the Gods they have heard about.

I believe by reading as a class Rick Riordan's "Lightning Thief", they will be able to see that the past does have an influence on their lives since the characters are the same age as them.

Reading is so essential for them to be successful in life, and my students have a hard time finding books that they enjoy, so they see reading as a chore rather than a pleasure. I believe this book, which is the first in a series, may help them to see that books not only can teach you but can be fun.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 26 $186.94

Materials cost

$186.94

Vendor shipping charges

$18.69

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$227.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.83

Total project goal

$276.83

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$276.83

2 Donors

-$267.06

Donations toward project cost

-$227.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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