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  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Edelheit
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Poetry Is Joyful

My students need to engage more with each other AND with fun, accessible, beautiful poetry!

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching a group of wonderfully diverse students. I teach students with special needs. I teach students who have IQs higher than mine. I teach students that come from loving families. I teach student who hear gun shots at night. I teach students who can't afford yearbooks and students who buy extra yearbooks for their friends.

We are a suburban school that buses students in from the city.

We are a school that believes each student can succeed. We are a school that focuses on relationship building between the teachers and the students.

I am a teacher who wants to give her students the skills to make a positive difference in the world. I am a teacher who wants each student to know how important they are to the world. I am a teacher who wants to give the world to my students and my students to the world.

My Project

The book "Joyful Noise" is a series of poems that are meant to be read out loud, by two people. All of the poems are based on insects. I have seen students who are terrified to read in front of the class want to be an "actor" in a "Joyful Noise" piece. Last year students voted it as their favorite mini unit of the year!

Here's the problem--I only have 2 copies.

It takes students time to practice reading these poems together before they perform in front of the class. We weren't able to have a performance day. Instead, we opened each day with a performance, letting the performing students take home the books the night before. It was a fabulous experience and I believe I can take it to new heights with a full class set. I envision student writing their own poems for two voices and performing original poems inspired by "Joyful Noise."

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices • AKJ Education $3.89 40 $155.60

Materials cost

$155.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$187.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.16

Total project goal

$221.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.09

5 Donors

-$185.86

Donations toward project cost

-$159.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.83

Matching donations from our partners

-$34.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$28.90

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 6 other donors.

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