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 »
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.

  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. DAlessandro
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Bluford Books for 4th Grade Global Readers

My students need Bluford Book Series, Non-Fiction, Classic, and Genre specific books for use in their Listening Center to promote reading comprehension.

My Students

Reading well is the first step towards opening the door to your dreams. I facilitate learning so that my students will have what they need to create reality from dreams that I can only imagine!

Our NC public school is in a city that serves the second largest military base in the US.

We are a diverse class of 4th graders who come to school eager to learn. My entire class is interested in what is happening in their world and how they can make it a better place for all of us. They are bright, eager to learn, and are always wanting more science knowledge and love hands-on activities. We are experiencing major budget cuts in NC and we do not have money for extra activities that enhance learning.

My Project

I keep my students active and learning all the time. We play hard and work hard! This means that they are always learning and developing skills that will help them become global learners. I want them to dream big! One way of doing this is by placing books of all genres into their hands! The Bluford Series of books are excellent for readers of all levels. These books are interesting and provide students with real life experiences in a format they can understand. My students will read and discuss and make foldables on the books they read and apply these skills to all of their subjects. We need books that are challenging for my students. Books on CD's enable students to read more advanced literature and accelerates their learning. More difficult non-fiction books can be read many times while students become familiar with new vocabulary. The Bluford Series books that I am requesting will help my advanced learners read independently.

Reading well is crucial to students of all ages.

My students need the Bluford Series books from Townsend Press and books on CD to help them advance in their reading skills. Integrating the reading curriculum with science and social studies books will give them a broad knowledge of their world while developing critical thinking skills. Please help my students become global learners!

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was? Nonfiction- Fav Series • AKJ Books $93.41 1 $93.41
A Light in the Attic: 20th Anniversary Edition with CD Shel • AKJ Books $17.93 1 $17.93
Love That Dog (Audio) • AKJ Books $10.88 1 $10.88
Magic Tree House Collection Mary Pope Osborne, Read by Mary • AKJ Books $23.40 1 $23.40
Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House Series #43) Mary • AKJ Books $11.70 1 $11.70
Magic Tree House Collection Books 25-28: #25 Stage Fright on • AKJ Books $19.50 1 $19.50
Magic Tree House: #33 Carnival at Candlelight; #34 Season of • AKJ Books $21.84 1 $21.84
Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House Series #29) Mary Pope • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Dragon of the Red Dawn: Monday with a Mad Genius - Dark Day • AKJ Books $23.40 1 $23.40
Magic Tree House: Christmas in Camelot; Haunted Castle on Ha • AKJ Books $21.84 1 $21.84
Haunted Castle on Hallow''s Eve (Magic Tree House Series #30) • AKJ Books $9.32 1 $9.32
Hate That Cat (Audio CD) Sharon Creech, Read by Scott Wolf • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Full Bluford Series (15 Books) • AKJ Books $19.80 1 $19.80
Full Bluford Series Boxed Set • AKJ Books $22.00 1 $22.00
Full Bluford Series (18Books) • AKJ Books $19.80 1 $19.80

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Townsend Press and 4 other donors.

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Fayetteville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[385321],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":550264,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":27,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. DAlessandro","authorIds":{"385321":{"owner":"Mrs. DAlessandro","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[550264],"proposalHash":"-2095627975","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":42687,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDU0MDQ0","MjA5ODUy","ODMyNzM0","Mzg1MzIx","NjI1MDY4"],"teacherId":385321,"schoolCounty":"Cumberland","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}