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Mrs. C. from Glendale AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Honors English Freshmen Need Books!

My students need 25 copies of The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.

  • $434 goal

This project expired on March 5, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Although my students live in poverty, they work every day to better themselves because education is something that can't be taken away from them. Unfortunately, there are also financial issues at school, and there is not enough money to buy enough books for every student in my class.

Our high school is one of the best-kept secrets in Phoenix.

My students inspire me everyday; many don't know if their parents will be able to provide groceries for the week, if they will lose their home due to foreclosure, or if they need to start working in order to help support their family. Still, these students show up in my room every day with a smile on their faces, they do everything I ask of them, and they go above and beyond to help others on campus and out in the community. When one student's home burned down last year, students took a collection to help them cover expenses. Students also collected over 15,000 canned goods to donate to the local food pantry. It's incredible how selfless and truly honorable my students are!

My Project

The House of the Scorpion is an intriguing, 386-page novel that has won numerous literary awards, including the Newberry Medal of Honor in 2003. My freshman class of Honors students will be able to use the book to analyze theme, plot, conflict, characterization, and other literary elements. Just as important, the book touches on several real-life issues, such as cultural identity, which can help to foster students' critical thinking skills. Because the book is somewhat lengthy, it is extremely important that I have enough copies for each student in order for them to complete much of the reading outside of the classroom. Several students have expressed interested in the book when they see my personal copy on the bookshelf.

My students DO matter, and when they actually WANT to read a book, it's an absolute shame that they aren't given that opportunity because of budget cuts.

Please give them the chance to explore and enjoy literature!

Mrs. C.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer, Russell Gordon • Barnes and Noble $12.27 25 $306.75

Materials cost

$306.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$368.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.99

Total project goal

$433.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$433.27

3 Donors

-$199.14

Donations toward project cost

-$184.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$216.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$184.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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