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Mr. Kaufman from Van Nuys CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Art and a Classic Book

My students need copies of the novel "Flowers for Algernon" and a student guide to accompany them. We also need colored pencils to make creative projects and book covers.

  • $180 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic, but often lack motivation to work on their classwork. They also need support with English speaking and listening. Most are English Learners and are struggling in their English Language Arts class.

My students come from a diverse school in a large city.

Part of the school is a magnet with students from all over the city. My students, however, are comprised mainly of residential students from the local low-income neighborhood. Most are English Learners as well.

My Project

We need copies of the novel "Flowers for Algernon" because our current class set of novels is too small for each student to have their own copy. This science fiction classic is loved by the student every year we read it.

Along with reading, the student are encouraged to show art and creativity for their projects.

For example, they are asked to think of and draw and new cover for the book. The colored pencils are needed for these assignments. The colored pencils will also be used in other creative assignments during the school year.

This is a popular class unit every year; please help us have enough supplies.

Mr. Kaufman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colored Pencils Class Pack (250 Per Box) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 1 $50.96
Flowers for Algernon Student Edition • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
Flowers for Algernon Student Pack • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48

Materials cost

$104.18

Vendor shipping charges

$7.64

State sales tax

$9.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.98

Total project goal

$179.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.89

2 Donors

-$176.36

Donations toward project cost

-$152.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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