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Mrs. Thomas from Columbus OH is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pete the Cat Comes Alive!

My students need a class trip to see Pete the Cat for exposure to cultural events that broaden their horizons.

  • $424 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching ESL students is both challenging and rewarding. The school I teach in is located in a low-income area. Over 56% of our student population are English language learners. Many are new to America, some fleeing war-torn countries as refugees. My students face the unique challenge of leaving their home country, learning a new language, and assimilating into a new environment. Those who speak English often have a parent who can not.

Reading and writing are particularly challenging for my students in part, due to the language barrier.

Despite these challenges, each small step that a student takes is viewed as a success. To see a student communicate verbally after a silent period makes it all worthwhile.

My Project

My students love stories! Pete the Cat is one of their favorite characters. Attending a live production of the book title will make Pete the Cat come alive. My English language learners will gain exposure into the various way stories can be conveyed.

Upon our return to IES, we will as a group, use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the storybook version with the theatre production.

Lastly, we will use the Language Experience Approach to write about the field trip. The LEA is a language approach that promotes the use of writing through the personal experience of the learner.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Columbus Children's Theatre $325.00

Trip cost

$325.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$359.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.51

Total project goal

$423.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$423.39

7 Donors

-$398.39

Donations toward project cost

-$338.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.76

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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