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Mrs. Johnson from Fairland OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hey, Old Sport. Please Bring Gatsby to My Classroom.

Help me give my students a classroom set of The Great Gatsby.

  • $720 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Small-town kids with big city dreams. My students live in a low-income, rural area in northeast Oklahoma. Our school has just under 500 students Pre-K through 12th grade. Most of our students receive free or reduced lunch, and have limited resources. My high school juniors are a sharp group of students with unlimited potential.

This particular group of students enjoy a good read, and are still bonded by the many stories we have experienced together - often referring to characters when discussing new literary concepts.

Our school does not own a classroom set of this novel and does not have the resources to purchase a set. The Great Gatsby is the perfect novel to share with my American Literature class.

We need more books! Please help.

My Project

The Great Gatsby is a must-read for high school students. Please help me bring this classic to my classroom. Our school does not have a classroom set of this novel. I plan for our Juniors to engage in a novel study this spring that will culminate in a Gatsby-themed party.

Students will read and analyze the text, discuss characterization, theme and symbolism, complete a final project - then throw a Gatsby-style party to celebrate the end of the novel study.

Please help me continue to instill the love of reading in my students with a classroom set of the novel The Great Gatsby.

Thank you!

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Great Gatsby • AKJ Education $11.78 45 $530.10

Materials cost

$530.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$611.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.87

Total project goal

$719.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$719.12

7 Donors

-$610.29

Donations toward project cost

-$526.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.04

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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