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Ms. Shinnick from Alcalde NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Books

Help me give my students copies of "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio. This books is a page turner and offers an important look at kindness and tolerance in a middle school setting.

  • $554 goal

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My Students

My students are curious and bright, and very high energy! I teach 6th grade in Española, New Mexico, a rural district in the northeastern part of the state. The area has a rich and diverse history, and my students are incredibly proud of their heritage. I am continually looking to both honor their unique backgrounds and to expand their worldview by exposing them to people, places, and ideas that are outside their normal sphere of reference.

These 6th graders are critical thinkers, storytellers, creatives, and the leaders of their school.

I'm so excited to see what they accomplish this year, outside their normal classroom environment.

My Project

With distance learning upon us again, with your support, I'd like to send a copy of R.J. Palacio's "Wonder" home to each of my 6th grade students. Much of our learning this year will take place on chromebooks, reading texts online.

I want my students to also have the oppourtunity to enjoy reading a great book, that they can hold in their hands, and curl up with anywhere they please.

"Wonder" is an engaging story that I know my students will love. It will spark important class discussions about kindness, tolerance and courage.

Ms. Shinnick
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 40 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.73 44 $428.12

Materials cost

$428.12

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$470.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.04

Total project goal

$553.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$553.58

8 Donors

-$395.73

Donations toward project cost

-$338.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.56

match offer

-$155.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$132.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.12

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$0.00

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