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Ms. Yi from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring Philadelphia Through Buck

Help me give my students a class set of their novel with additional supplies for our classroom!

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Walking into my classroom, you will see the rich diversity of South Philadelphia represented. They learn from each other about the rich traditions that their families and community share with each other. Specifically, since we are a neighborhood school, they come from the surrounding neighborhoods that house some of the most resilient families and delicious food. However, our school is strapped for resources. 100% of our students qualify for free and reduced price lunch, and our students sometimes have to sit in classrooms without AC and proper desks.

When asked, 9 out of my 10 students will say that their dream is to give back to their community and support their family.

My students love hot Cheetos, love their city of Philadelphia and tell me not to bike home if the roads are icy. They are kind. And, they have big dreams.

My Project

The supplies from scissors to glue to the markers will help us for when we are analyzing and brainstorming various themes throughout the year. Although it may seem like these supplies are minimal, I cannot begin to explain how much students notice these materials. They love new markers, different colors and actual working glue. These supplies in the classroom help students to creatively explore the deeper themes in class.

I constantly am learning that students want to be engaged.

I stumbled upon the book Buck as a student-teacher. In that year, I saw how students would exclaim at the places mentioned or the language used because it was their neighborhood, their city. This is incredibly powerful. I want to be able to create these connections in class.

Ms. Yi
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Buck: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.68 35 $268.80
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, School Supplies, 16 Bold Colors, 256 Count • Amazon Business $56.88 1 $56.88
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $19.55 1 $19.55
CCR Scissors 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles Sharp Blades, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rio de Janeiro Colors, Large Pack, Recyclable, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Bulk Pencils - #2 HB Pencil - Box of 96 • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85

Materials cost

$388.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.92

Total project goal

$499.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.45

1 Donor

-$499.45

Donations toward project cost

-$424.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.92

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$0.00

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