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

Ms. Lopez from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing STEM Alive Through Literacy

My students need engaging and diverse books to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning that promote STEM.

  • $552 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Not all students learn in the same way. Some are auditory learners, some learn by doing, and some are visual learners.

I have always had a diversified set of students every year.

It is part of the reason that I love to teach. Every year the new group of students bring lots of experience and background to share. They are determined to learn, and together with the teachers and staff at our school, we are making it happen. If the following items are funded, these kids would be able to grow and learn far beyond what I can financially provide for them.

My Project

My classroom library is a place where students get excited to use their imagination and practice their reading skills during the independent reading time. As an English language learner, books are very important to my students and are imperative when developing language skills. The books in my library are always treated with love and care, and every student in my classroom is thankful for the opportunities to read in class. The selected books will be used to provide weekly project-based units to cover reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar. The students will be exposed to learning situations that require critical thinking and innovative design.

Favorite children’s literature will be used to create STEM/STEAM challenges.

The STEM/STEAM challenges will be differentiated for my students'. When I selected the books, I kept in mind 6 key themes: growth mindset, perseverance, inventive thinking, engineering design, real-world applications, and ideas that change the world. Each of these titles reflects those themes and will be used to foster critical and creative thinking in my students. Having an abundant and diverse classroom library will enhance my students' vocabulary, reading level, and content knowledge. Moreover, not only will students have new books to read, but they will also realize how much information they have access to. My ultimate goal is to inspire students to love to read and yearn for knowledge.

Ms. Lopez
Grades 3-5
Half 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

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 33 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. Lopez is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Los Juegos Del Hambre (The Hunger Games) (3 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $55.32 1 $55.32
Inheritance Cycle (4 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $50.73 1 $50.73
The Unwanteds Collection • AKJ Education $45.25 1 $45.25
The Unwanteds The Unwanteds; Island of Silence; Island of Fire • AKJ Education $37.95 1 $37.95
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • AKJ Education $29.17 1 $29.17
The Truth About Stacey: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #2) Full Color Edition • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Echo • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Revolution • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Eleanor & Park • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
¡Sonríe! (Smile!) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Nelson Mandela South African Revolutionary • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Estrellas fugaces / Extraordinary Means • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Sunny Side Up • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
¿Quién cuenta las estrellas? (Number The Stars) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Swing It, Sunny • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Kristy's Great Idea: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1) Full Color Edition • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Sisters • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Kristy's Great Idea: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1) Full Color Edition • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Baby-Sitters Club 4 Claudia and Mean Janine • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Sing Down the Moon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stolen Treasure • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80

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


3 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


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Francisco","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3001078],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3515592,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":33,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Lopez","authorIds":{"3001078":{"owner":"Ms. Lopez","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3515592],"proposalHash":"1326094747","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20610181,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIyMjA1NQ==","NTc2NTk5Mw==","MjgyMzIyOQ==","NTU2MDE5Nw=="],"teacherId":3001078,"schoolCounty":"San Francisco","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}