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Mrs. McFarland from Pleasant Plains AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Locating the Hidden Figures in My Classroom!

Help me give my students their own copies of the book Hidden Figures so that we can learn about diversity, compassion, and determination.

  • $216 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of students in our school come from a low-income area. Our school has received a grant for free breakfasts and lunches for all students. We are a rural school with students who have a limited exposure to the world beyond our small community.

Students need collaborative spaces to be able to engage in critical thinking and problem-solving​ activities together.

In these collaborative groups, my students learn how to communicate effectively and solve problems creatively. I want my students to be well-prepared for college and career opportunities. The more I prepare them for the future, the better our future looks.

My Project

I want to make sure that my students have all the skills that they need to be successful in life.

Katherine Johnson said, "Let me do it.

You tell me when you want it and where you want it to land, and I'll do it backwards and tell you when to take off."

Although she was talking about the landing on the moon, it really speaks to me as a teacher. I want my students to know how, why, when, where, and what they will be doing with their lives.

This class set of Hidden Figures will be used for a book study in my computer class. We will read, research, and reflect on the hidden figures in this book and set goals for how we can become someone who can change the world. I hope to share with them the virtues of empathy and compassion, and I will also throw in a little math and computer science as we explore the world of the computer programming languages Python, Java, JavaScript, and HTML.

Will you help me encourage my students to be all that they can be? Their future can be bright, and you can help light the way with your donation.

Mrs. McFarland
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 101 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $5.59 25 $139.75

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