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Mrs. Spragens from Sonoma CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Like Water for Chocolate for the Classroom!

Help me give my students a wonderful book to read, to stretch their reading comprehension and experience.

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from all walks of life. Some are college bound, some are junior college bound, and some will enter the work force, the military, or specialized training. Many sophomores have jobs in the community and help support their families. Many sophomores are focused on their academic future and are diligent students. Many sophomores are committed to volunteer work at school and the larger community. They are all curious learners and want good books to read.

Reading and discussing a great piece of literature in a class with peers, guided by a teacher, is one of the most rewarding experiences of high school.

My Project

This book will give my students a new reading experience. Our class will connect with the food and recipes as well as the story, and history. We hope to connect to the Culinary Arts classroom as well.

The rich culture of family and food, love and despair will be explored and understood in class.

This book will offer opportunities for extended discussion on important topics such as family loyalty and responsibility. Students are interested in a novel when they can understand the events through the perspective of multiple characters. The setting of the story in Mexico offers a setting not currently in the required reading novels.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies • Amazon Business $9.99 35 $349.65

Materials cost

$349.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.57

Total project goal

$490.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.45

7 Donors

-$481.62

Donations toward project cost

-$416.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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