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Ms. Kilway from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Taming the Wild Bird

Help me give my students the experience of reading this amazing novel and hopefully some answers to their most difficult questions.

  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in a special program where they are learning both high school and college credit. This is a program for which they must interview and be selected. Expectations are high for these scholars, but I must often remind myself that they are still kids, too.

I have taught freshmen for over 29 years and I love this age.

I get to see so many "aha" moments every single day. I have also learned that, unfortunately, not everyone comes to school focused and ready to learn.

My Project

Having taught English for almost 30 years, I have witnessed the change in my students and where they are coming from, both geographically and emotionally. This novel tackles many of the issues that my students either deal with personally or with a loved one.

Bullying, alcohol and substance abuse, parental conflict, the opposite sex, self-doubt, and self-discovery- these issues touch the lives of teenagers every day.

This novel tells the story of one girl's experience with all of those issues through a mandatory eight-week survivalist "camp." Her journey is relatable and so very relevant and would be an amazing experience for my students.

Ms. Kilway
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wild Bird • Amazon Business $5.81 40 $232.40

Materials cost

$232.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$265.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.92

Total project goal

$312.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$312.81

1 Donor

-$312.81

Donations toward project cost

-$265.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.92

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$0.00

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