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Mrs. Kerestury from Oberlin OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Journey to Find the Right Book!

Help me give my students a class set of "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamillo, along with other high interest books to use in literature circles.

  • $372 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 4th graders love reading- being read to, reading independently, with a partner, and with a small group. Literature circles are quickly becoming a favorite part of our classroom routine. Working in student-led small groups allows students to engage in higher levels of thinking and reflection as they read, discuss and respond to a book of their choice.

My kids are creative, curious, smart and want to be inspired, entertained and to learn.

Books are the key to make that happen. Providing my kids several book choices for our literature circles is important to me. Reading is an adventure, and a single book can take you on an amazing journey!

My Project

These books will make a huge difference in our learning! One of my favorite read-alouds is "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." I would love to give my kids the opportunity to follow along as I read this beautiful book to them. I also want to provide several other opportunities for my kids to read books for our literature circles.

Providing several choices of engaging books for my class, will allow true learning and deepen their understanding of books.

If kids are able to choose the book they want to read, they will be more engaged in it and hopefully that will build a personal connection between them and the book.

Students will realize that reading is fun!

Mrs. Kerestury
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $5.83 18 $104.94
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $6.99 6 $41.94
Ugly • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
The Magic Finger • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 6 $25.14

Materials cost

$281.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$315.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.69

Total project goal

$371.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$371.25

6 Donors

-$259.03

Donations toward project cost

-$221.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

match offer

-$110.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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