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Mr. Pfaff from Tulsa OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Horizons Through Literature

My students need 25 copies of Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech and Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr.

  • $368 goal

This project expired on December 22, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember a book you read in elementary school, one that really impacted you at a young age? Let me give my kids that same experience!

I work at a year-round school and have twenty-five fantastic students.

They attend a Title I school; over 95% of them qualify for a free-and-reduced lunch and breakfast. The environment around them can be difficult, but we spend long hours to make sure that our school is safe and supportive.

My Project

In teaching standards and objectives, I often forget about the actual power of novels and how we can learn about themes such as love and death and friendship and war while also studying character development and plot. I want to give kids the pride and sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a large chapter book on their own (many for the first time). "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" and "Walk Two Moons" are fantastic novels that I want my class to read this year. One focuses on a character's struggle to complete a task of folding one-thousand paper cranes after being diagnosed with cancer in post-WWII Hiroshima. The other focuses on a girl traveling across the country with her grandparents to see her mother. With these resources, my students will become more interested in reading!

This project is so important because it will give my students the opportunity to connect--on a personal level--with literature, while also learning the appropriate objectives.

This will really allow them to make reading a favorite subject!

Mr. Pfaff
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (PMC) • AKJ Books $4.67 25 $116.75
Walk Two Moons (rpkg) • AKJ Books $5.45 25 $136.25

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