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Ms. Conley from Laveen AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Tale of Despereaux

My students need a class set of the Tale of Despereaux to end the school year with collaborative book projects.

  • $306 goal

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My Students

Being a teacher in a low income area, my students face a variety of difficulties. They often do not have access to educational resources outside of the classroom, and they come to school eager to learn.

In our classroom, it's my goal to make their learning experiences as effective, meaningful, and enjoyable as possible.

My students enjoy working on projects that allow them to express their creativity while also showing what they've learned. They love being given the ability to do things that challenge their minds. As a teacher, I want to give my students every opportunity for success so that they can continue to reach their full potential.

My Project

Reading is more than words on paper, it is the adventure you get through its events and the people you get to know through the characters. It is wanting to go back and read it over again because everything about it made you more excited about reading! This is what I want for my students in the classroom, to be introduced to a chapter book that they will remember reading years from now!

I want them to know that reading makes your world BIG!

What better way to end the school year than with a fun independent reading through the Tale of Despereaux, a story outside the usual textbook! Students don't often get to fully explore a chapter book with fun projects to go along with it throughout the year and this will be a great opportunity for them to do so. With this book, my students will not only go on an exciting adventure with the characters, but will also have the opportunity to compare and contrast the story elements to the movie version of the book! Both academic learning and fun altogether!

Ms. Conley
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Tale of Despereaux Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • AKJ Education $6.56 30 $196.80
The Tale of Despereaux Being the Stor:y of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59

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