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Mr. Klima from Palmetto FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Teaching Students

My students need a class set of the classic book "Animal Farm."

  • $322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

7th graders are...special. It is a truly unique and challenging age to teach. My students constantly keep me on my toes, and challenge me to come up with better and more relevant ways to teach them.

I tell my students, the world is not a safe space, but my classroom is!

It is amazing seeing what my kids are capable of once they feel safe enough to entertain new ideas, and even secure enough to try something new and get it wrong! I know plenty of adults without that kind of courage, which is what brings me into work everyday.

I love my job! My students make all the late nights worth it when I see a student's eyes light up with understanding...whether they finally understand the concept of natural rights or understand a peers contrary perspective on one of the days controversial political issues. That moment is what I live for.

My Project

For many of my students English is not their primary language. Many others struggle with reading, and still others have 504 plans that cite medical reasons contributing to their poor reading skills. I would say that, round numbers, approximately 40% of my students fit into one or more of the above categories. This is why over the past couple years I have worked with the English department at my school to utilize more cross curricular instruction. One way I could do this with a class set of "Animal Farm" is an activity called "Book in a Day."

Students are split into small groups, high readers with low, and they help each other to read and summarize a chapter of the book.

Then, at the end of class, each group presents their chapter, so it is like they have all read the book in a single day.

If you were to fund this project, you would have allowed me to teach my students better reading comprehension, as well as illuminate in a fun way different forms of government. By funding this project, you would be helping my students reading compression as well as exposing them to great literature.

Thank you for your consideration.

Mr. Klima
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Animal farm: A Fairy Story • Amazon Business $7.99 30 $239.70

Materials cost

$239.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.23

Total project goal

$321.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.53

4 Donors

-$232.18

Donations toward project cost

-$215.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.98

match offer

-$68.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$58.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.00

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$0.00

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