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Mrs. J. from Walsenburg CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Rural Students

My students need 30 copies of A Long Walk to Water to contribute to an interdisciplinary unit on Water.

  • $261 goal

This project expired on May 31, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has been struggling to keep teachers. Changing to new standards and other economic pressures have had an impact on this community and, by extension, my students. My students are curious, rambunctious, and earnest.

They are mostly low income students in a predominately rural Hispanic community.

All students receive free lunches at our school. Many student have family members who used to be incarcerated at the now closed private prison. We have many At Risk student and many students's reading level is well below 7th grade, some as far behind at 5 grades.

My Project

There are few class sets of novels for the 7th grade. Most books that have more than one copy are housed in our library where the majority of books are for K-5. The Long Walk to Water will not only help my students appreciate other world views, but also provide new books on their reading level that we can read as a class. Thus far, we have read only online novels, which is difficult when technology hasn't caught up to our use in our district.

The Long Walk to Water will provide much needed non-fiction reading experiences for my students as part of the Common Core guidelines for reading.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 30 $174.90

Materials cost

$174.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$221.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.14

Total project goal

$260.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$260.91

2 Donors

-$130.46

Donations toward project cost

-$110.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.57

match offer

-$130.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.57

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$0.00

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