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Mrs. M. from Lansing MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diaries for Not So Wimpy Kids

Help me give my students 45 copies of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Do It Yourself Journal and a set of #1-12 Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.

  • $666 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As many of you know, Michigan has been experiencing a depressed economy, which has had a direct effect on the school systems in our state. Many services have been cut and supplies are almost a thing of the past, which makes it necessary to seek funding from other sources. This request is for the entire school, which is represented by the following cultures: 58% African-American, 8% Hispanic, 16% White, 13% biracial, and 5% Asian. All of the students are considered high risk and are living well below the poverty level.

My Project

One of the initial ways I want to provide the 3rd grade students in my building the chance to develop their own abilities, is by giving them the opportunity to record their daily experiences. By providing a diary or journal for each student, I am hoping to encourage each child to start expressing their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas in a place that will not be graded, critiqued by a teacher or shared by other students. This opportunity will be afforded them by providing each student with their own "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" journal, along with 1-12 of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. These books will be available for each child to check out of their classroom library, thereby, serving as a model for their own writing. But equally as important, so that they can read this series just for the sheer pleasure of reading. Every day, I get at least one request for these books so I know they will be excited.

This project will give students the opportunity to read for the sheer joy of it but also to experience creating their own diary.

The goal is to also foster an interest in writing every day, and thereby develop a sense that what each individual has to say is important. By having a special book to write in, students may begin to believe they have something valuable to say, and that their life experiences can provide interesting stories. Your support will play a major role in accomplishing this!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (Revised and Expanded Edition) (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) • Amazon Business $10.19 45 $458.55
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid,Rodrick Rules,The Last Straw,Dog Days,The Ugly Truth,Cabin Fever,The Third Wheel,Hard Luck • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99

Materials cost

$527.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$565.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.79

Total project goal

$665.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$665.24

1 Donor

-$332.62

Donations toward project cost

-$282.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.89

match offer

-$332.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$282.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.89

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$0.00

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