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Mrs. Odenbach from Lemmon SD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transformation & Hope: A Touching Spirit Bear Study

My students need a class set of the novel Touching Spirit Bear and an audiobook to improve literacy as well as develop empathy and compassion.

  • $188 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Isn't it a thrill to read a book that you cannot put down? I want for my students to have the same feeling. My class needs a high level literature set to keep them engaged in reading quality books throughout the year.

My students are FANTASTIC!

Unfortunately for them, they are being educated during a time when resources are being drastically cut. We need materials to supplement our current resources. It is imperative that students always have a variety of books available to them.

My Project

One great novel can be the gateway for a student to keep on reading. This novel has so many messages that are important to my students- empathy, tolerance, perseverance, and love for yourself. This story is not only a tale of survival; it is a tale of transformation and hope. By meeting on a regular basis to read and discuss this book, it will help them become more avid readers who talk about books both in and outside the classroom.

My goal is to create a community of eager readers.

I want my students to develop habits and tastes for reading that adult readers do. Thank you for showing your support for education by visiting DonorsChoose, and for considering my project.

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Mrs. Odenbach
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Touching Spirit Bear • Amazon Business $6.52 15 $97.80
CD - Touching Spirit Bear Audio CD • AKJ Books $22.75 1 $22.75

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