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  • $142 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Blake
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Extraordinary Characters for Extraordinary Minds

My students need 7 copies of E.B. White's book "Charlotte's Web" and 7 copies of Roald Dahl's book "The Fantastic Mr.Fox."

Who was your favorite literary character? My favorite was Wilbur a beloved and brave pig from the children's story, "Charlotte's Web." It has been four years since I re-read the book, but Wilbur's character is still fresh in my memory. Most adults can remember a handful of literary creations that sparked their interest in reading. These characters enchant and challenge us on how we view the world. Unfortunately, many of today’s students are not making such connections. I teach literacy at an elementary charter school. Inciting a love of literature in children is difficult. My students have little exposure to literary characters and my school lacks the supplies to begin such an introduction. My aim is to create a basic library to introduce my students to some of my favorite stories and protagonists in children’s literature. I am selecting pieces which I believe will insight and motivate my students to invest themselves in reading. To begin this campaign, I want to introduce my students to two of my favorite children's stories "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Charlotte's Web". I believe that by beginning our literacy class with two of my favorite pieces, my students will be inspired to invest themselves in the world of children's literature.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 7 $37.73
Charlotte's Web E. B. White, Garth Williams, Edith Goodkind Rosenwald, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Garth Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 7 $50.33

Materials cost

$88.06

Vendor shipping charges

$8.81

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$116.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.46

Total project goal

$141.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$141.46

2 Donors

-$67.97

Donations toward project cost

-$57.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.20

match offer

-$68.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$56.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.48

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Pumpkin Foundation and 2 other donors.

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