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.

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

Mrs. Bettenhauser from Brentwood NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adventures and Imaginations with James and the Giant Peach

Help me give my students the gift of reading! James and the Giant Peach is a wonderful book about adventures and imagination. Our class enjoys setting time aside in our busy day to come together to read.

  • $236 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day is an exciting adventure being in a 4th grade classroom! I currently have 28 students in my class. Nineteen of my students are ENL learners. I co-teach with an ENL teacher for 90 minutes a day. Our classroom is grouped according to needs for all academic areas. We work together to help each child reach their potential in a warm and comforting environment. My students love reading! Throughout the year, along with reading in our reading groups, we also enjoy reading novels together as a class. Classic novels are chosen and read together as a class. My students love this time in our day! My students come to school excited to learn and take pride in their accomplishments. Many of my students speak Spanish at home and come from countries such as Honduras, El Salvador, Columbia, and Guatemala. It's exciting to see them blossom from month to month. I have the best job in the world!

My Project

Reading together is a special time for us in our classroom. In our classroom, many lessons are carried out in small group. Part of our day is set aside for coming together to experience adventure and to spark imagination to read a special novel. Each year, my class enjoys reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. We predict, infer, imagine, and create as we read this book together. Each year, I read this book to my students, however how wonderful would it be for each student to follow along in their own book? With a book of their own, my students will then be able to use their book as a reference when completing activities (predicting, inferring, and writing projects) that we complete throughout the reading of this book. They will be able to read this book with me.

Mrs. Bettenhauser
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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

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 Mrs. Bettenhauser is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
James and the Giant Peach • Amazon Business $7.99 21 $167.79

Materials cost

$167.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$200.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.35

Total project goal

$235.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$235.66

3 Donors

-$217.87

Donations toward project cost

-$189.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.18

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

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":"Brentwood","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1422745],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4105130,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/adventures-and-imaginations-with-james-a/4105130/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":200,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Bettenhauser","authorIds":{"1422745":{"owner":"Mrs. Bettenhauser","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4105130],"proposalHash":"834331135","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp1422745_orig.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1550555992736","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":360786,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjQwNDA1Ng==","MjY4MzQ1OQ==","MTQyMjc0NQ==","NjU5MzMwNA=="],"teacherId":1422745,"schoolCounty":"Suffolk","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}