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Ms. Suminski from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Scientists in Literature

Help me give my students stories to encourage them to think like a scientist.

  • $291 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some students have spent their entire school career at my school. Other students have been in multiple schools, still, others have never been in school and come from refugee camps in other countries. Often, we have students in attendance who have just arrived in the country. Currently, there are 16 different languages represented in my building.

Even though they come from different backgrounds they have many things in common, including determination and a desire to be successful.

My Project

My students need copies of 2 books in order to spark their interest in thinking like a scientist as well as sharpening their skills of providing textual evidence for their thinking. The Prometheus Project series is an engaging read filled with likable characters, action, suspense and science concepts. By having class sets of the first two books, we will be able to continue honing our skills with characters we have come to know. A skill that is lacking in our middle school students is the ability to defend their thinking by using evidence from both fiction and non-fiction text. Using these stories for practice will help them better analyze and defend their thinking.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Prometheus Project: Captured (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $6.00 25 $150.00
The Prometheus Project: Trapped (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.95 8 $63.60

Materials cost

$213.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$246.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.55

Total project goal

$290.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$290.35

1 Donor

-$59.00

Donations toward project cost

-$50.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.85

match offer

-$231.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$196.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.70

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$0.00

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