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Mrs. Chaffee from Springfield OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Think! Respond! Write! with Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

My students need their own classroom copy of this exciting, well-written novel that engages them to learn, read and write about Greek mythology.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Lively discussion, strong opinions, and good debate are all part of the daily experience in my classroom. Yes, my students are creative eager learners who are willing to expand their brains for growth, but most of them are from economically disadvantaged homes and have tested below the state and national reading level. In turn, these kids often lack stimulation and have not been challenged to think critically on their own. They need that instigation (and confidence built)--from me, their teacher.

One of my main goals in teaching is to encourage my students to think intensively and critically for themselves, and .

Designing lessons that require the child to organize, synthesize, analyze, apply and support their thoughts is essential. Most of these students want easy answers or ones that are given to them--but as their teacher, I must demand and expect deeper and more complex responses, ones that require critical thought and written support for their stance. To reach the above goal, I use well-written and engaging literature such as The Lightning Thief, by rick Riordan.

My Project

This story is an engaging tale with adventure, mystery and fun and will engage my students to read, write and think! Lively discussion, strong opinions, and good debate are all part of the daily experience in my classroom. Yes, my students are creative eager learners who are willing to expand their brains for growth, but most of them are from economically disadvantaged homes and have tested below the state and national reading level. In turn, these kids often lack stimulation and have not been challenged to think critically on their own. They need that instigation (and confidence built)--from me, their teacher.

Designing lessons that require the child to organize, synthesize, analyze, apply and support their thoughts in writing is essential.

Therefore, one of my top goals in teaching is to encourage my students to think intensively and critically for themselves--and then have them write well-written essays, responses and even poetry. Most of these students want easy answers or ones that are given to them--but as their teacher, I must demand and expect deeper and more complex responses, ones that require critical thought and written support for their stance. To reach the above goal I use well-written literature, current events, real people, and various forms of technology as tools.

It is exciting to see the confidence grow in these children as they learn to naturally think intensively and engage their own brain... thinking for themselves and putting their thoughts in well-written compositions.

Mrs. Chaffee
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.19 30 $155.70

Materials cost

$155.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$188.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.18

Total project goal

$221.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.22

4 Donors

-$219.46

Donations toward project cost

-$188.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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