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Mrs. Judy from Mulberry FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fish In A Tree

My students need individual copies of the book Fish in a Tree.

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My job as a Language Arts teacher isn't just to teach my students to read, understand what they read, and write well. I want to do so much more as their teacher. My goal is to instill in each of my little fourth graders a passion for reading and books.

My little ones are the most eager, hard-working, sweetest bunch of students you will ever meet.

Even though their circumstances at home are challenging, they come to school each and every day ready and willing to work hard. They enjoy school which makes my job as their teacher so much more rewarding.

My Project

I imagine all my students gathered at my carpet, with their own book in hand. I plan to read aloud the majority of the book so my kids can just enjoy the story, but I feel each student having their own copy is important. I know how much I love turning pages when I read and how I love seeing how much I've read when I close a book with my bookmark in place. The feeling of accomplishment and sometimes heartache when I've closed the book after just finishing the story is something I want my students to experience. I want them to love reading like I do. The story told through this book is one I'm sure a lot of kids can relate to and I can't wait to share it with them!

The teacher in the story, Mr. Daniels, tells the main character, Ally, who struggles in school that a wise person once said 'Everyone is smart in different ways.

But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking that it's stupid.' This book(Fish in a Tree) will provide opportunities for rich discussions about differences in our class. I hope while reading through this story my students gain confidence in their unique personalities.

Mrs. Judy
Grades 3-5
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 50 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Books $12.40 30 $372.00

Materials cost

$372.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.93

Total project goal

$479.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.51

4 Donors

-$264.76

Donations toward project cost

-$240.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$197.14

Match offers toward project cost

-$167.57

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.57

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.60

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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