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Mrs. Reilly from Floral Park NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fourth Grade Opens a Living Wax Museum!

My students need these Who Was/Is Series books to help them learn about a historical figure of their choice. These books will help them determine their person's obstacles, accomplishments, and a character trait that describes them.

  • $312 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into the classroom every day full of life and eager to learn. They are full of enthusiasm and love to experience new concepts using different modalities. Many of them are first generation English language learners, becoming both the learner and the teacher to their parents, when they show them what is going on in our classroom. We like to open our classroom and school to our parents as often as possible to share students’ learning in all academic areas, as well as create a strong home-school-community connection.

My Project

My students will choose a historic figure to read about, research and write an essay about, then make the person come to life with costumes, pictures and a speech. Students will read these books with intention as they find and discover their person's obstacles, accomplishments, a character trait that describes them, and ways they have influenced our life. We plan to present these figures as a Wax Museum -acting as statues - then coming to life to share our knowledge with fellow students and parents. This project will make my students so excited and engaged. Thank you for your help!

Mrs. Reilly
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Joan of Arc? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Betsy Ross? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Who Was Milton Hershey? • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Who Was Paul Revere? • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Who Was Ulysses S. Grant? • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Babe Ruth? • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Who Is Derek Jeter? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.12 1 $5.12
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Was Milton Bradley? • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58
Who Is George Lucas? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $4.35 1 $4.35
Who Was Gandhi? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $4.12 1 $4.12
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Harry Houdini? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $3.62 1 $3.62

Materials cost

$231.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$264.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.72

Total project goal

$311.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$311.45

4 Donors

-$306.45

Donations toward project cost

-$260.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.97

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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