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Mr. Thayer from Beech Grove IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Murder Can Be Tantalizing

Help me give my students copies of Murder on the Orient Express, the Agatha Christie masterpiece!

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 7th and 8th grade students come every day ready to learn. They're at the perfect age in their education where their curiosity can't be satiated. They possess this eagerness to learn because there is so much about the world they still don't understand. Yet there are so many obstacles standing in their way.

These are high-poverty students.

What's more, these kids face adult-like struggles every day outside of the classroom. Often this classroom is the most stable and structured environment that they have. Having books like these on hand only helps to maintain that stability for them.

My Project

It's very hard to get middle school students interested in reading these days. With so many other ways to receive information, reading is usually the last thing they want to do. As a teacher, I have to find books that will pull them in and won't let them go.

They love to read about murder!

Mystery, intrigue, and murder are the best ways to get my students' attention, and Christie's book has them all. Unfortunately, these are high poverty students who cannot afford resources of their own. It's up to teachers like me and donors like you to bridge that gap and help them to access valuable literature. Please help me give my students something they actually want to read so that I can use it to actually teach them lessons they actually will remember.

Mr. Thayer
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Murder on the Orient Express • AKJ Education $6.50 30 $195.00

Materials cost

$195.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$227.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.22

Total project goal

$268.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.14

1 Donor

-$134.07

Donations toward project cost

-$113.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.11

match offer

-$134.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.11

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$0.00

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