You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $444 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Smith
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Great Cheese Conspiracy: A Literary Adventure

My students need 35 copies, a class set, of "The Great Cheese Conspiracy" to read and study as a literature unit.

My Students

Textbook stories are boring! The Great Cheese Conspiracy is a novel that is full of colorful characters, loaded with figurative language, has a twisting and turning plot, and excitement throughout. As students read and study this novel, they will be engaged in learning and motivated to read more.

My students are a great group of kids who come from hard-working middle class homes.

They attend a school that continually scores in the top 3 in a district of 17,000 students. My desire is for each child to reach his/her full potential and to challenge them in creative and engaging ways. These kids need to be challenged by going beyond the normal Reading curriculum, and being immersed in novels that are exciting, challenging, and engaging!

My Project

By providing a class set of The Great Cheese Conspiracy, each of my students will have their own copy to read in class as we read through and study the novel. Because of the content of the novel and the way the novel is written, students will be learning about making inferences, the use of figurative language, the use of imagery, plot development, and character analysis. These skills allow students to enjoy reading AND to have increased comprehension. Reading skills are so important for the success of students as they continue along their educational path. Reading The Great Cheese Conspiracy also meets many of the new Common Core State Standards in Language Arts.

What could be more important than developing a love of reading in students?

By engaging students in challenging and exciting novels, they will develop the skills needed to be successful life-long readers, a skill needed in our society that is immersed in the "Information Age!" Because these books are school and library bound, other 5th grade classes and classes in subsequent years will be able to enjoy this novel, increasing the impact on students.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Great Cheese Conspiracy • Amazon $8.96 35 $313.60

Materials cost

$313.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$376.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.53

Total project goal

$443.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$443.52

2 Donors

-$443.52

Donations toward project cost

-$376.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Bakersfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1818569],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1062833,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/the-great-cheese-conspiracy-a-literary/1062833/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":70,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Smith","authorIds":{"1818569":{"owner":"Mr. Smith","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1062833],"proposalHash":"-1345306484","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1818569_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1472702204984","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":310515,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTk1MDMzNA==","MTk2Nzc4Mg=="],"teacherId":1818569,"schoolCounty":"Kern","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}