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Ms. Kastens from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Love This Book!

My students need a classroom copies of "The Wild Robot" to read about social issues.

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students are working below the fifth grade math and reading levels, but they always have the willingness to learn. We are an inner-city school where the average family falls into the low-income category.

The incoming 5th graders are an interesting bunch, but all are open to new activities and ready to learn!

We are a small neighborhood Title I public school and have only two classrooms per grade level. Every child in our school receives free breakfast and lunch. All the teachers, regardless of the grade they teach, have a strong relationship with all the students in the building. We do believe that it takes a village, and when the children graduate from our school, we all take pride in the fact we were all part of the process.

Our students come to school every day ready to learn in spite of the challenges they face on a daily basis. Because of that, they inspire me to live up to their expectations and give them a reason to overcome some of those challenges and be excited to learn new things.

My Project

It's been a long time that I read a book for my class and absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down! The Wild Robot was a really fun read and it was hard to stop reading it. As I was reading this book, I was thinking of all the different lessons I could do with the class. In addition to the ease of reading this enjoyable story, students will see how not to judge someone based on their appearances and how to be kind to others.

This story covers so many issues that our children face on a day to day basis - survival, bullying, judging by appearance, disabilities and not being kind to others - in a gentle way that my students can understand.

I really think all my students would love this book and begin a discussion on how what we could do to try to make changes towards on how we treat others.

Ms. Kastens
Grades 3-5
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 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $6.21 30 $186.30
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $21.12 1 $21.12
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $21.12 1 $21.12
It's Fun to Draw Robots and Aliens (It's Fun to Draw (Paper)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$234.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.30

Total project goal

$315.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.31

3 Donors

-$188.92

Donations toward project cost

-$160.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.34

match offer

-$126.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$107.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.96

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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