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Mr. Skillings from Fremont CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gods and Heroes

My students need books, whiteboards and toner.

  • $1,606 goal

This project expired on August 16, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Classrooms are like living organisms: their needs are diverse and changing.

The school is one of the most diverse in the state.

Our school is improving in many ways and students are ready to rock. Freshman enrollment in honors English is increasing. Students in the Journalism class are very motivated. We just need a little help.

My Project

More sections of honors freshmen English means we need more of the books they read together. Learning about the gods and heroes in The Odyssey and Mythology provides students with classic literature knowledge and helps them to learn archetypes. The whiteboards will help the newspaper and yearbook staff to plan and hold students accountable, by making their progress visible. The toner allows us to print some things in color to enhance the learning environment.

We are using the gift card from the Friends and Family Challenge to complete this project.

More books help students to work on the same book at the same time as their classmates. The whiteboards will enhance the organization of the newspaper and yearbook staffs.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Odyssey: The Story of Odysseus • Amazon $14.00 42 $588.00
Mythology • AKJ Books $20.43 10 $204.30
ABC Porcelain Steel Whiteboard w/ Aluminum Frame Size: 4' H x 5' W • Teachers' School Supply $194.99 1 $194.99
ABC Porcelain Steel Whiteboard w/ Aluminum Frame Size: 33 3/4" H x 48" W • Teachers' School Supply $134.99 1 $134.99
Brother TN110C Toner Cartridge Compatible with HL-4040CN, HL-4070CDW Series - Retail Packaging - Cyan • Amazon $50.98 1 $50.98

Materials cost

$1,173.26

Vendor shipping charges

$36.30

State sales tax

$107.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,364.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$240.80

Total project goal

$1,605.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,605.31

1 Donor

-$1,362.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,362.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$2.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$2.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$240.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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