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Dr. Metropoulos from Chesterfield MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

“I Wasn’t Aware that Words Could Hold So Much.

Help me give my students a copy of Where the Crawdads Sing to understand the true power of words.

  • $895 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember how much fun it was to start high school? My kids are enjoying being 9th graders. My students are a wonderful group of freshmen! They are inquisitive, hardworking, and want to learn. These 9th graders are a diverse group of students that are into contemporary literature.

As we start a new semester, I am looking for books that help them to understand other people as well as themselves.

We need books where kids can discover themselves and each other. As they develop into the people they are, they have questions about who they are and how they fit in at school, at home, and in their community. I want to put books in their hands that will allow them to finding their truth and finding their place in the world. I also want them to think about the effect we have on each other. Books are one of the best ways to do this.

My Project

I have been looking for a book for my whole class to read together that teaches them about the importance of inclusion, compassion, and self-discovery while engaging them as a reader. I wanted my kids to enjoy discussing a novel that helped them to understand why it is important NOT to isolate people or marginalize others. I also wanted my kids to enjoy reading a well-written novel.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens meets all of my objectives for a book all of my students can read and understand life through a different lens.

This novel shows what happens when we isolate "others", the lasting impact of childhood trauma, why compassion toward others is necessary, and the importance of perseverance. This book would allow discussion and deep thoughts so we can get closer to our individual truths.

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23 donors23 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 3 $28.77

Materials cost

$719.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$760.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.12

Total project goal

$894.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$894.16

22 Donors

-$758.87

Donations toward project cost

-$649.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$109.33

match offer

-$130.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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