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Mrs. Howery from Madera CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Trouble with Chickens

Help me give my students a class set of fun novel that we can read together to support the development of a love of reading!

  • $270 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hi! My students are from a large elementary school in a small farming town located in the Central San Joaquin Valley. They are much like the bread basket we live in, and are very diverse. We have a large second language learner community that includes Spanish, Punjabi, and Arabic.

One thing we all have in common is our desire to learn.

My students are hungry to achieve and I want to do everything I can to provide them the very best instruction and opportunities to learn.

My Project

Having class sets of books lets us learn to love to read in a community setting. Third grade is a pivotal year in developing reading skills. In younger grades, students are learning how to read- sounds, words, and sentences. In third grade, students are now applying those to skills to create meaning and feeling.

Students will use the these books to get to know characters on a deeper level as well as more developed plots than they are used to.

Reading novels with relatable characters helps children become lifelong readers. I hope that by introducing students to novels they will be less intimidated to begin picking them up on their own.

Mrs. Howery
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery • Amazon Business $5.99 30 $179.70

Materials cost

$179.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.38

Total project goal

$269.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$269.22

3 Donors

-$162.10

Donations toward project cost

-$137.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.31

Matching donations from our partners

-$107.12

Match offers toward project cost

-$91.05

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.07

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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