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Ms. Kasparek from Cedar Rapids IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading History

My students need books that help paint the picture of history, like Morning Girl!

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a K-5 elementary school building in Cedar Rapids, IA. Our students bring a tremendous diversity that we welcome and embrace. We have a high percentage of students who are using the free and reduced-price lunch program.

We want kids to be curious and passionate about their learning.

At our building, we know that kids are more than a test score on a piece of paper. We value individual differences and celebrate each student's special uniqueness! A one size fits all approach to education won't work for our students.

My Project

We will use these books, Morning Girl, to study America's history during our guided reading time. This will allow us to save time by teaching two things at once. Kids will do reading outside of group time and participate in lively discussions, write connections and questions about the text.

Students will gain a detailed understanding of the time period by reading this historical fiction of a young girl encountering Columbus and his crew during his early explorations.

I have used these books in other buildings before and have seen how this historical fiction text really hooks kids into learning about the content.

Ms. Kasparek
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Morning Girl • Amazon Business $4.99 21 $104.79

Materials cost

$104.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.33

Total project goal

$168.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.87

4 Donors

-$168.87

Donations toward project cost

-$143.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.33

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$0.00

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