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

Mrs. Waggoner from Lubbock TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Change Lives

Help me give my students the opportunity to fall in love with reading.

  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Second grade is a fun and exciting year for children. They are moving from the very beginning foundations of learning to making connections and creating their own learning in the classroom. In my class this year, we will cover all subjects together. Along with the content, we will be focusing on life skills to improve our future. I will be teaching 22 second graders in a self-contained classroom.

My students come from a variety of cultures and background, but together we are one classroom family.

We will create a community in my classroom where all students feel like they belong and are wanted. My students will learn that in school we make a lot of mistakes and that mistakes are needed in order to learn. Relationships are what our class will be centered around, and how we will learn to have a successful year together!

My Project

Being a first-year teacher one thing that's lacking in my classroom is a good library. Students need great literature to make connections with and to find a passion for reading. I need a variety of books to offer for my students so they can find what interests them and so they are not limited on their options.

I want my students to find a passion for reading so they will want to read and excel.

I believe reading helps students succeed in all content areas.

I would like to provide the best opportunities for my students to get to experience many different kinds of literature. I also want each student to be able to experience a great book no matter where they are with their reading abilities. This will require many different options for them to choose from. I would love if you could help my students have these experiences and opportunities. All it takes is a good book.

Mrs. Waggoner
Grades PreK-2
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 Mrs. Waggoner is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2–3 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades 2-3 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Christopher Robin: A Boy, A Bear, A Balloon • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Stuck • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Best Story • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Fancy Nancy • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Grace for President • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
One Day, The End: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Duck for President • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Rocket Writes a Story • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Chalk • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Brave Enough for Two: A Hoot & Olive Story • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Who Will I Be? • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Author: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Julius, the Baby of the World • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Parts (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Arthur Writes a Story: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$456.03

Vendor shipping charges

$7.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.21

Total project goal

$588.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$588.08

3 Donors

-$588.08

Donations toward project cost

-$499.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.21

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":"Lubbock","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5606291],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3893143,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/books-change-lives/3893143/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Waggoner","authorIds":{"5606291":{"owner":"Mrs. Waggoner","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3893143],"proposalHash":"-760017843","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5606291_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1533181954054","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21228811,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":5606291,"schoolCounty":"Lubbock","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}