You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Lahey from Hudson MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Mirror, A Window, A Door: Building A Classroom Library

My students need more books in order to better understand themselves and the world around them.

  • $554 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 6th graders in a 5th-7th grade middle school in central Massachusetts. They are lovable and kind, curious and wise, and hilarious and strange. I teach Language Arts, so we focus largely on reading, writing, and public speaking skills in my classes.

I want my students to become engaged, thoughtful citizens, and I want them to read and absorb everything around them.

The students I see in front of me each year have so much potential. Most of my students have a phenomenal ability to absorb knowledge and to try new things. I want to give them the best opportunity to learn.

My Project

I have spent a significant amount of time this year researching the importance of independent reading. In a developing and changing world that requires students to graduate with complex comprehension and processing skills, I want to be able to provide my students with texts that will challenge and inspire them.

I want to build my classroom library.

In gathering the titles here, I consulted the American Library Association, Scholastic, and The New York Times Best Sellers list. I also did research regarding the best graphic novels for middle grades, as many of my struggling readers will be more likely to pick up a graphic novel.

My ultimate goal is to provide my students with a multitude of texts so that they can not only see themselves in the books they read, but so they may also experience texts that deal with the past, the future, complex issues, and people who may look, act, speak, or be different from them. A book can be a mirror, a window, and a door.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Lahey is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $16.78 2 $33.56
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • AKJ Education $32.09 1 $32.09
Projekt 1065 • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Prisoner B-3087 • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
Serafina's Promise • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Booked • AKJ Education $21.46 1 $21.46
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 2 $21.38
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 2 $15.08
Matilda • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Night Diary • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Science of Breakable Things • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 1 $12.28
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 2 $11.36
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 2 $11.16
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 1 $10.74
Iqbal • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Cardboard Kingdom • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.55 1 $7.55
The Graveyard Book 1 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A Bag of Marbles • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Girl Who Owned a City The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Outcasts United The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A Great and Terrible Beauty • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Page by Paige • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Clean Water • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Brooklyn Nine A Novel in Nine Innings • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Amina's Voice • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Nightmares! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Island of Dr. Libris • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Listen, Slowly • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98

Materials cost

$433.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$470.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.01

Total project goal

$553.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$553.39

9 Donors

-$518.39

Donations toward project cost

-$440.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.76

match offer

-$35.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$29.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hudson","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5449733],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3400323,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/a-mirror-a-window-a-door-building-a-c/3400323/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":120,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Lahey","authorIds":{"5449733":{"owner":"Ms. Lahey","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3400323],"proposalHash":"785332474","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5449733_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1531355927962","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21196724,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDU5OTc4Mg==","Mjg3MDIzMg==","NTY5NzkwOQ==","NjI1MTEy","NTY5NTE5OQ==","Mzc1MjI1Mw==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","NTQ0OTczMw==","NTY5ODk0OQ==","NTU0OTcxNw=="],"teacherId":5449733,"schoolCounty":"Middlesex","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}