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Mrs. Jose from Miami FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy and Science with The Martian!

Help me give my students the novel The Martian so we can read about growing plants on Mars while we are conducting experiments with plant growth.

  • $363 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. I teach 7th grade science to all 100 7th graders, including gifted students and students with special needs. Most of the students have been in the school together since they were in kindergarten. Our school has a strong sense of community and teachers know the students and their families. Our school has students who love to learn and are excited about science! They are energetic, helpful, smart and always try their best!

My Project

My students are conducting experiments in a botany lab that is similar to the one on the International Space Station. I would like to incorporate literacy into our project by reading The Martian as a class. The novel is high interest and will encourage a lifetime love of reading. It is important for my low level readers as well as my advanced readers because many students at every reading level have a hard time understanding the value of reading for both enjoyment and for learning. This novel will allow us to read fiction and apply the ideas to real world concepts.

Mrs. Jose
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Martian: Classroom Edition • AKJ Education $10.95 25 $273.75

Materials cost

$273.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$307.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.33

Total project goal

$362.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$362.19

4 Donors

-$256.09

Donations toward project cost

-$217.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.41

match offer

-$106.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$90.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.91

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$0.00

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