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Mrs. Singh from Woodland Hills CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocket Boys Books

My students need more copies of the novel we read in class to pair with the Science curriculum in the STEAM academy.

  • $567 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classes are composed of 8th grade STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) students. We are reading the Homer Hickam memoir, Rocket Boys. It is a story of growing up in a mining town, and a boy's pursuit of amateur rocketry in a coal mining town. Students annotate the novel as they read. Unfortunately, the novel doesn't hold up post-it annotations well, and many of our novels are falling apart. It would be great to have some extra for next year!

My Project

Students need newer copies of "Rocket Boys" as our old ones are falling apart due to wear and tear. Students in my class annotate their novels using post-its and identify elements of characterization, plot, literary analysis, and theme connections. The post-its are wonderful, except, they do make it difficult for the books to remain in-tact. Since they are paperback books, many of the novels are literally falling apart and breaking in half.

It would be wonderful for my students next year to have brand new books to annotate.

The novel would enhance the curriculum in their science class. Thank you!

Mrs. Singh
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rocket Boys (The Coalwood Series #1) • Amazon Business $8.16 25 $204.00
Rocket Boys (The Coalwood Series #1) • Amazon Business $8.16 25 $204.00

Materials cost

$408.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$481.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.96

Total project goal

$566.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$566.41

1 Donor

-$566.41

Donations toward project cost

-$481.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.96

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$0.00

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