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  • $812 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. R.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Bring Author Jennifer O'Connell To Our School!

My students need the funds to bring author and illustrator Jennifer O'Connell to our school!

My Students

What if you had the chance to hear your favorite author read your favorite book to you? What if she could describe her writing process to you in person? Amazing, right? That is exactly the opportunity that Jennifer O'Connell has agreed to provide for our school! Please help us get her here!

The students at our school LOVE books!

They love reading them, writing them and learning with them. What they haven't yet experienced is hearing from a published author about exactly how to write and illustrate an amazing book. When my class is writing their books, it is hard to talk them into writing and re-writing their books when changes need to be made. Hearing a professional explain that book writing takes many drafts and so much hard work will help them see the process that is necessary when they are writing their own books. Please, help the students at our school experience this incredible opportunity.

My Project

When anyone is learning the skills necessary to be successful at their craft, they learn from experienced professionals. Writing is no different! Students need to hear how real authors are writing and illustrating real books in order to be inspired to write themselves. This project will allow students ages 3-11 to learn how Jennifer O'Connell wrote and illustrated the book, "The Eye of the Whale." Understanding this process will inspire them, and open their eyes to the behind-the-scenes process that authors go through.This project will make an incredible difference to our school. Jennifer O'Connell has graciously offered to sign copies of any one of her books students bring to the presentation. I want to give them this special opportunity to connect a name on a page to an encouraging role model. Please, help bring Jennifer O'Connell to our school to inspire our young readers and writers!

This project will make an incredible difference to our school.

Jennifer O'Connell has graciously offered to sign copies of any one of her books students bring to the presentation. I want to give them this special opportunity to connect a name on a page to an encouraging role model. Please, help bring Jennifer O'Connell to our school to inspire our young readers and writers!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Jennifer O'Connell (Jennifer will come to give her, "Eye of the Whale" presentation to two different age groups at our school. Each presentation will be around 45 minutes and each group will see the same things. The first group to meet with her will be students in grades PS-1st, the second will accommodate students in grades 2nd-5th.) $650.00

Visitor cost

$650.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$689.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.72

Total project goal

$811.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$811.47

8 Donors

-$802.65

Donations toward project cost

-$689.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 180 students.

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