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Mrs. Miotke from Spokane WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growth Mindset Novel Study

Help me give my students an amazing start to novel studies this school year with Fish in a Tree. I always start with this novel as my read aloud, but I would love the project to grow!

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing and can do amazing things. They come to school every day with a positive attitude and commit to working hard and growing not just as learners, but also as people. My school has a growing population of kids living in poverty and trauma.

I want my classroom to be a safe and engaging place where kids can learn, ask questions, and grow!

I am dedicated to be strong, kind, and committed to my students in their learning journey!

My Project

"Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid."

-Albert Einstein

This story, Fish in a Tree, has been my go-to read aloud to begin the school year for three years now. Each year, students connect with the main character Ally and her struggle to develop a growth mindset in the face of an undiagnosed learning disability.

I would love for this project to grow and get this novel into the hands of students to enrich our discussions and use this as our first novel study of the year.

Mrs. Miotke
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 30 $180.00

Materials cost

$180.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.31

Total project goal

$268.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.76

5 Donors

-$200.48

Donations toward project cost

-$177.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$59.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$50.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.91

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$0.00

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