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Mrs. Murdoch from Chula Vista CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What a Maniac!

Help me give my students have access to Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli for our book club.

  • $211 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a Title I school. It's less than ten miles away from the border in Southern California. Our students come from low-income households and our school provides free breakfast and lunch to all of our scholars.

My students are a highly motivated group of fifth and sixth graders who are eager to learn.

They are inquisitive and love to help and motivate each other. They are kind-hearted and cheer for each other. They have hard-working parents, but are struggling financially. The majority of my students are English Language Learners. For many of them, school is not only a place to learn, but it's also a place where they can feel safe and secure.

My Project

The set of Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli will be used in the classroom for our book clubs, read aloud, and for independent reading. As I meet with my reading groups, we can practice how to annotate and use reading strategies that will help enhance their comprehension skills. Furthermore, Maniac Magee touches several themes. Among them, homelessness and racism. Our school, located in a high-need community and significant number of immigrants, which made these themes relevant. These are important topics that students need to be socially aware. Awareness will lead to empathy and understanding. With your support, I can help build my students' reading comprehension and character.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.60 20 $112.00
Maniac Magee A Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Maniac MageeTeacher Guide NU3486 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75

Materials cost

$134.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$178.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.58

Total project goal

$210.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$210.53

4 Donors

-$106.00

Donations toward project cost

-$90.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.90

match offer

-$104.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$88.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.68

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$0.00

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