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. Zubia from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Background for Developing Writers

My students need a variety of text to support their thinking as they become writers.

  • $344 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My co-teacher and I are lucky enough to teach some of the brightest, funniest, most curious minds in the world! Unfortunately our students often lack opportunities to learn about the world outside of school. When presented with new learning, our kids soak it up and demand even more!

The majority of the students in our school are English language learners and struggle with much of the vocabulary that native speakers take for granted.

When doing guided reading, I have had kids struggle with reading the word "potato" even with a picture, because they don't have that word in their vocabularies!

My Project

The books I'm requesting for my classroom will be used to help my students make connections between their own lives and the topics they will be writing about. Most of my students have limited backgrounds and need exposure not only to a variety of text, but to a variety of life experiences.

By incorporating different texts into our lessons, students will have an even greater chance to build understanding of things they have not yet experienced.

Additionally, by including text on many topics using both fiction and nonfiction, my students will have a chance to hear and use vocabulary they do not use in their daily lives. Texts like Hiromi's Hands, Mr. Lincoln's Way, and Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream, will help to expose our students to experiences like working in a restaurant, as a principal, or towards being a great basketball player, all through a multicultural lens. More familiar texts like The Berenstain Bears texts will be used to help students make personal connections to experiences they've already had in order to help them choose relevant details to respond to writing prompts.

Ms. Zubia
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 Ms. Zubia is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Pizza at Sally's • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Hiromi's Hands • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Music Class Today! • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
I Didn't Do My Homework Because. • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Then and Now (Usborne Talkabout Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mr. Lincoln's Way • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Coyotes (North American Animals) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
School Then and Now (First Step Nonfiction Then and Now) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Field-Trip Fiasco (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Tornadoes (Earth in Action) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Great Choice, Camille! (I See I Learn) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Talk Swimming (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use - Big, Sharp, and Smooth (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
Hurricanes! • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Tornadoes! • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Cactus Hotel (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez (Picture Book Biographies) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Invisible Dog • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The American Flag (Rookie Read-About: American Symbols) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Feet Arizona State Polyester Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Arizona AZ State Flags with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Cesar Chavez: Champion for Civil Rights (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Principal from the Black Lagoon • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat • Amazon Business $3.75 1 $3.75
Pinkalicious: School Lunch • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
The Berenstain Bears: Jobs Around Town (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $2.28 1 $2.28

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


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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":"Phoenix","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5612157],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AZ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3452658,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":65,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Zubia","authorIds":{"5612157":{"owner":"Ms. Zubia","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3452658],"proposalHash":"2084987046","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21229922,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":5612157,"schoolCounty":"Maricopa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AZ","name":"Arizona"}}