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Mrs. Gadberry from Springdale AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gold Economics!

My students need six copies of Gold Panning Paydirt to learn about the economics of gold!

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The library is a busy place during the school day and during the summer. We have projects, from puzzles and LEGOs, to iPads and video production, available at all times. It is the hub of the school!

Our library is a place students love to come to, and not just for a good book.

Our school has a population of over 600 Kindergarten to 5th grade students. All visit the library for 45 minutes at least once a week. We are happy that we have created an environment where students feel welcome to come many times during the week outside of class time. We are a growing rural community with almost 50% of our students receiving free or reduced price lunches.

My Project

We have a great summer program planned this year and want our students to learn about the economics of gold! This summer our students will be panning for real gold! How fun is that? They will search through REAL Alaskan pay dirt.

We need six copies of Gold Panning Paydirt to learn about the economics of gold!

Students will love panning for gold with their own hands. We will weigh the gold we find and do the math to finds its value. We will compare gold with other forms of currency. Students will also read and learn about the California Gold Rush in the mid 1800's. I know our students will love learning about Gold Economics!

Mrs. Gadberry
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lyra's Alaskan Gold Panning Paydirt • Amazon Business $18.04 6 $108.24

Materials cost

$108.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$148.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.26

Total project goal

$175.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.05

2 Donors

-$87.52

Donations toward project cost

-$74.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.13

match offer

-$87.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.13

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$0.00

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