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Mrs. Thomas from West Valley City UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping All Students Succeed in Language Arts

My students need these books and pencils in order for them to succeed in my class. The Hobbit Graphic Novels will be for those that need support while we read The Hobbit in class.

  • $292 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students who come through my classroom are looking for a chance to improve their skills. Even though the majority of them are on free or reduced price lunch, our school's goal, and therefore the students' goal, is to get into college and get a higher education.

My students are stubborn and eager to learn new things.

Regardless of what we are going over in class, they do their best to take new and bigger strides to further their education. They don't stop until they accomplish their goals, and even those who struggle are able to improve and grow with the help of their peers.

My Project

We are reading J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit in my 7th grade English class. My special education students and those on individual education plans are many times overwhelmed by the complex language of Tolkien. Having the graphic novels will be a huge benefit for them in helping them to have a clear picture of what's going on.

Every student should have the opportunity to succeed.

I have been trying for the first two quarters to figure out how to reach some of my special ed students, and this project, I think, is at least part of the answer. The reading strips are for my student with dyslexia and other students who are lower than their reading level that need a little extra help staying on track while we read.

The pencils will be for all students so we can work on art projects, but the audiobook for Hound of the Baskervilles and study guide will be for those that need that support with their reading. Even if this project isn't funded in time for it to affect these students this year, I read these novels every year with the next group of students, and I will be able to use these materials for all who come through my classroom.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HOBBIT: GRAPHIC NOVEL • AKJ Education $14.60 5 $73.00
Crayola Llc - Colored Pencils 240 Ct Classpack 12 Assorted Colors Full Length • Teachers' School Supply $59.11 1 $59.11
The Hound of the Baskervilles Study Guide [Timeless Classics] (eBook) • AKJ Education $24.95 1 $24.95
Carson Dellosa - Teaching Tips For Kids With Dyslexia Book • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
DD852 - Intermediate Reading Trackers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Hound of the Baskervilles AudioBook (Digital Download) • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64

Materials cost

$205.68

Vendor shipping charges

$8.70

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$247.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.67

Total project goal

$291.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$291.14

1 Donor

-$291.14

Donations toward project cost

-$247.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.67

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$0.00

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