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. Downes from Erie PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Classroom Community!

Help me give my students books that will encourage community building in our classroom.

  • $433 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have eighteen amazing pre-k students. They live in an urban area and face many struggles and challenges.

School is a very important place for them.

It is a safe place where they come to grow, learn and explore. I truly love teaching them and helping them to build their foundation for future learning. They absorb new information like sponges and have an excitement for life. They always keep me laughing with their funny stories and sayings.

I look forward to watching them grow and learn this school year.

My Project

We recently had the opportunity to participate in a professional development on restorative justice. We learned just how important it is to build a classroom community where all students are accepted and included. We also learned that students need to feel safe and comfortable to discuss how they are feeling and also to problem solve and work through conflicts.

I would love to be able to have the book Circle Forward.

This would help me to know how to conduct circles and also provide me with questions and activities for my students. I would also love the the team building activities book because it would provide me with fun ways to get my students to bond and work together as a team.

The best part about Restorative Justice is that students are able to explain their feelings, explore ideas and solve problems. It creates a classroom community where everyone feels safe and students are aware of how their actions affect others. In order to build background knowledge for my students, I am requesting picture books. Many of the books have to do with emotions, including everyone and solving conflicts. All of the books are developmentally appropriate and would be a great way to start restorative conversations.

Mrs. Downes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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. Downes is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Circle Forward • Amazon Business $84.89 1 $84.89
BK428 - What I Like About Me! Big Book by Allia Zobel-Nolan • Lakeshore Learning Materials $20.99 1 $20.99
Team Challenges: 170+ Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication, and Creativity • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Friends Stick Together • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Wild About Us! • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
My Friend Maggie • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
I'm Sad (The I'm Books) • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
I Like Myself! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Where Oliver Fits • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Marvelous Me: Inside and Out (All about Me) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Crazy Hair Day • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Listen, Buddy • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Big Al • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

Materials cost

$333.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$368.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.95

Total project goal

$432.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$432.98

4 Donors

-$212.08

Donations toward project cost

-$187.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.31

match offer

-$212.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$180.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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":"Erie","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2024957],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"PA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3636795,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/building-a-classroom-community/3636795/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":18,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Downes","authorIds":{"2024957":{"owner":"Mrs. Downes","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3636795],"proposalHash":"680885622","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp2024957_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1514302812165","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":318904,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTg0MzQxMQ==","NTEzNzcwMQ==","MjAyNDk1Nw==","Mjc4NDY0Mg==","MjcxMTEzOQ=="],"teacherId":2024957,"schoolCounty":"Erie","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"PA","name":"Pennsylvania"}}