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Mr. Ohl from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Books for Great Students!

My students need a total of 63 volumes of the popular series of 12 books of "Cirque Du Freak" by Darren Shan.

  • $512 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are great! Everyday they are making substantial intellectual gains. The problem is that we never have enough engaging books for them! We don't have a school library and we need great books to keep our students on the path to success.

We are located in the South Bronx which is ground-zero for childhood poverty.

Our students' and their families cannot afford to buy books even in good economic times. In these recessionary times, things are worse and our school budget has been cut for five consecutive years. Our good books are in short supply! This is why I have written this grant. We desperately need your help to get these great books and help our amazing students progress to higher reading levels. We use the Reader's Workshop model from Columbia Teacher's College. What that means is that each student is expected to read a book at his or her reading level. To accomplish this task we must at all times have a multitude of interesting books at a variety of reading levels. The books I have carefully chosen for this grant would help our classroom library to meet these goals. These books would immediately be used by students to improve their reading comprehension.

My Project

We teach strategies for how to think deeper about a text you are reading. These strategies are profoundly effective if the book is right for you. These books will be right for many of our kids. They will be utilized from the day they are received at our school for an hour a day of independent reading. Many students will also read the books every night at home for multiple hours. Our students have been begging me to get them interesting on-level books to read. The books I have selected from the popular series "Cirque Du Freak" for this grant involve a young man who is half-human and half-vampire. Because the main character is between the worlds of the humans and the vampires our students can relate to him. Many of our students are immigrants who are between the worlds and cultures of their country of origin and America. Also, vampire books are extremely popular on their own! These books will be a huge success at our school. They have always been popular and remain incredibly so! Students will go crazy for these books!

Please help us provide our students with the powerful ideas in these inspiring books!

I have bought numerous books on my own but a teacher's salary doesn't give enough room for the kind of philanthropy that our kids desperately need. Please help us by providing these essential resources for our wonderful students! We thank you for your continuing support for our cause. The betterment of our students is the betterment of our world. Thank you and god bless!

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Mr. Ohl
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 163 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare • AKJ Books $6.56 5 $32.80
Cirque Du Freak #3: Tunnels Of Blood • AKJ Books $6.56 5 $32.80
The Vampire''s Assistant • AKJ Books $6.56 5 $32.80
Cirque Du Freak #11: Lord Of The Shadows • AKJ Books $5.83 6 $34.98
Cirque Du Freak #8: Allies Of The Night • AKJ Books $6.56 5 $32.80
Cirque Du Freak #9: Killers Of The Dawn • AKJ Books $6.56 5 $32.80
Cirque du Freak: Sons of Destiny • AKJ Books $5.10 7 $35.70
Cirque Du Freak #7: Hunters Of The Dusk • AKJ Books $6.56 5 $32.80
Cirque Du Freak #10: The Lake Of Souls • AKJ Books $6.56 5 $32.80
Cirque Du Freak #6: The Vampire Prince • AKJ Books $6.56 5 $32.80
Cirque Du Freak #5: Trials Of Death • AKJ Books $6.56 5 $32.80
Cirque Du Freak #4: Vampire Mountain • AKJ Books $6.56 5 $32.80

Materials cost

$398.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.70

Total project goal

$511.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.36

2 Donors

-$511.36

Donations toward project cost

-$434.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.70

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$0.00

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