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  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Hamilton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Tuesdays With Poetry

Help me give my students a diverse collection of traditional and contemporary poetry anthologies! This project will fund a class collection of poetry books that will appeal to 8th grade readers.

My Students

I teach a diverse group of 8th graders in Language Arts at a middle school in a semi-rural community. My students come from diverse countries and backgrounds; this tapestry of different experiences and cultures makes our student body one that is interesting and charismatic. Many of my students also live in challenging economic conditions; nearly 70% of our students live at or below the poverty level. My 8th graders are hardworking, kind, and eager to learn; they have already shown a love for learning, and I want to provide them resources to enhance their learning experiences.

My Project

Every Tuesday students present a poem of his/her choice to read and share with the class. Students write reflections about this poem choice, and every student presents once a month. Students may also craft virtual poetry readings in our district subscription to Flipgrid for additional poetry discussions outside of class.

These books will support my students finding poems they love and cherish.

By funding this poetry collection, you will help open up a world of poetry beyond the traditional "funny" or rhyming poems they have read in elementary school and broaden their reading horizons. Not only will this collection provide students opportunities to read traditional and contemporary poems from around the world, but this collection will support a poetry rich learning environment that helps students enjoy poetry for the pure joy of it.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them • Amazon Business $21.94 1 $21.94
Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Poems to Learn by Heart • Amazon Business $17.43 1 $17.43
You Must Revise Your Life (Poets On Poetry) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Americans' Favorite Poems • Amazon Business $16.62 1 $16.62
Poems to Learn by Heart • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
An American Sunrise: Poems • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Tree Is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mexico with Paintings by Mexican Artists (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Dream Work • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
The Darkness Around Us is Deep: Selected Poems of William Stafford • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Cast Away: Poems for Our Time • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems (Folger Shakespeare Library) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets under 25 • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The 100 Best Poems of All Time • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Delights & Shadows • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
What Have You Lost? • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Neighborhood Odes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Poetry for Young People: Carl Sandburg • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
101 Great American Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $2.59 1 $2.59

Materials cost

$431.99

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$29.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.64

Total project goal

$590.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.91

10 Donors

-$473.57

Donations toward project cost

-$408.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.06

match offer

-$110.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.03

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by A group of anonymous donors and 10 other donors.

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