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

Mr. Preiss from Columbia Falls MT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Love Adding New Books for Ancient Library

Help me give my students library books to update an old library and increase motivation and love for learning for my 4th graders!

  • $749 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a 4th grade class with diverse educational levels and abilities. Over half of our students come from lower economic homes. This class is starting with needed progress and growth especially in reading. I have a mix of students at a variety of levels.

Fifty-five percent of my students have started the year below benchmark levels in reading.

This is a lower class than many I have worked with. They need time reading texts that they are motivated to read.

Our class is working very hard at making growth as we redo our curriculum pieces to focus more on non-fiction. My 12 boys and 12 girls are excited for new opportunities to read!

My Project

Our current fourth grade library is based on the books that I grew up with that I have brought to school and books donated by other teachers. The majorities of the copies are in older covers and books that are falling apart.

Our kids need book love to motivate them to read and learn, engaging in different types of reading.

Our class focus this year is to create a reading friendly classroom. I spent the summer getting shelves for books, displays for books, and creating a reading friendly room to increase our love for reading.

Please help increase book love!

Mr. Preiss
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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

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 Mr. Preiss is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • Amazon Business $128.99 1 $128.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $80.96 1 $80.96
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96
Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
The Winter Train • Amazon Business $15.46 1 $15.46
The Circus Ship • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Eldest (Inheritance, Book 2) • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
This Is Not My Hat • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
A Perfect Pet for Peyton: A 5 Love Languages Discovery Book • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
Katherine's Bike Was Wonderfully Strange • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Locomotive (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
A Different Pond • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Wednesday Surprise • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Eyes and Ears • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bones: Our Skeletal System • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Our Solar System: Revised Edition • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hurricanes! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lightning (Smithsonian-science) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hurricanes • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sarah Whitcher's Story • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
Volcanoes (Smithsonian-science) • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
Tornadoes • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Murder in the Middle Pasture (Hank The Cowdog) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Faded Love (Hank The Cowdog) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
It's a Dog's Life (Hank The Cowdog) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (Hank the Cowdog) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Great Quarterback Switch (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Above • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
Earthquakes (Smithsonian-science) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$597.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$636.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.32

Total project goal

$748.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$748.81

1 Donor

-$374.40

Donations toward project cost

-$318.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.16

match offer

-$374.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$318.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.16

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":"Columbia Falls","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5218505],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3716159,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/book-love-adding-new-books-for-ancient-l/3716159/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Preiss","authorIds":{"5218505":{"owner":"Mr. Preiss","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3716159],"proposalHash":"898617739","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp5218505_orig.jpg?crop=1:1,smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1610991107705","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21148725,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":276,"proposalURL":"project/great-books-of-interest-book-love-for-a/5500830/","proposalTitle":"Great Books of Interest, Book Love for All","proposalId":5500830},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjQ2NzA3OQ==","NTk2ODQyNw=="],"teacherId":5218505,"schoolCounty":"Flathead","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MT","name":"Montana"}}