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Mrs. Thomas from Des Moines WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Desperately Need More Copies Of Lord of the Flies

Help me give my students a class set of Lord of the Flies.

  • $308 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our community of learners are the most sincere students around. We have students with a range of learning disabilities, health impairments and developmental delays that impede learning when compared to same age peers. ADHD, dyslexia, fetal chemical effects and memory deficits are a few of the challenges that these kiddos face. Additionally, our school is located in a very impoverished neighborhood. Our students endure hardships in their personal lives that they bring to school with them. It remains my job to make them feel safe as well as inspire them to learn despite these hardships.

All these challenges do not stop us from getting to work; we all work hard and understand that by persevering with a growth mindset and putting our resources to good use, we will meet our learning growth goals.

My Project

We are teaching 8th grade Common Core Standards using the book "Lord of the Flies." It is a very well written book (Golding earned The Nobel Prize in Literature for it) and we are very excited to dive into it. However, in our planning, we realized that we are short 30 copies.

Students should not have to share books!

As it is, our wonderful students are sharing between periods. At minimum each student should be able to read without having another student over his/her shoulder. Help our team give each student his/her own book to read as we learn these valuable lessons.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $6.99 30 $209.70

Materials cost

$209.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$261.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.09

Total project goal

$307.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$307.29

1 Donor

-$103.00

Donations toward project cost

-$87.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.45

match offer

-$204.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$173.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.64

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$0.00

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