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Mrs. Elwell from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Holes, by Louis Sachar

Help me give my students a class set of a grade level novels.

  • $371 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from all types of backgrounds. I have students who have traveled the world and those who have rarely left Oklahoma City.

Our school is very diverse, we have all races and all socioeconomic backgrounds.

The one thing all of our students have in common is that they love coming to school and are all given the same opportunities! One of our biggest challenges is making sure that we reach every student regardless of their background. Fourth grade is made up of around 60 wonderful, excited students. My hope is that with my projects, I can show students how important it is to read and also to install in them a love and interest for reading!

My Project

Reading is something that we do every single day in my class. By purchasing grade level appropriate novels for my students to read together, it makes reading so much more exciting. My goal for my students is to show them all different types of genres of books. Holes, by Louis Sachar, is a mystery and I hope that I am able to reach students who don't typically love to read mysteries to maybe find a new genre that they enjoy! We will practice reading this book independently, as a groups, with partners and with me! It is a wonderful book with lots of twists and turns.

Mrs. Elwell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Holes • AKJ Education $6.29 35 $220.15
Holes Study Guide • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
A Guide for Using 'Holes' in the Classroom (Literature Unit) (Literature Units) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Holes: An Instructional Guide for Literature - Novel Study Guide for 4th-8th Grade Literature with Close Reading and Writing Activities (Great Works Classroom Resource) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$259.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.53

Total project goal

$370.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$370.21

5 Donors

-$370.21

Donations toward project cost

-$314.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.53

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$0.00

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