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. Ramirez from Reno NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Bridges And Advancing Reading Skills

My students need help communicating back and forth to school with journals, pillows, folders and guided reading, leveled books to support their learning!

  • $929 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a small school with one teacher per grade and there are twenty-eight students in my class. My students are low income from Spanish speaking homes, but are very motivated and well behaved. They devour knowledge and opportunities that they are given. Their enthusiasm is infectious. Everyone who meets them is charmed by them! We need more books to read in small group reading instruction. Also, another area that is often challenging is writing. The journals on the list will help to develop grade level skills.

My Project

Almost all of my students and their families live at the poverty line and need books to read. I have a classroom library that is small and the books are not at the most appropriate learning level for my students. The ability to provide books to kids is invaluable! I am constantly working to find more books, especially chapter books and reader sets to read with small groups of students. Then, in addition, by adding more advanced books to my library, I am also able to send books home with students for them to read with their families and complete their homework.

Mrs. Ramirez
Grades 3-5
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. Ramirez is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC189 - Comfy Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
GG275 - Writing Prompts Journal - Gr. 3-4 - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 3 $98.97
Write Dudes Scribble Stuff 2-Hole Pencil Sharpener with Eraser (CYH05) 3-Pack • Amazon Business $8.97 10 $89.70
Handy Art Empty 2 ounce Marker Bottle, Dauber Tip and Cap, 12-Each • Amazon Business $19.24 3 $57.72
C-Line Classroom Connector School-to-Home Folders, Assorted Colors, 36 per Box (32000-36) • Amazon Business $54.54 1 $54.54
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $8.25 5 $41.25
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.84 5 $39.20
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $7.19 5 $35.95
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $5.97 5 $29.85
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 5 $27.95
The Indian in the Cupboard • Amazon Business $5.06 5 $25.30
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Amelia Bedelia Means Business • Amazon Business $3.77 5 $18.85
Soccer on Sunday (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $3.43 5 $17.15
The Secret Zoo • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27

Materials cost

$694.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$789.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.34

Total project goal

$928.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$928.94

1 Donor

-$928.94

Donations toward project cost

-$789.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$139.34

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":"Reno","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4275612],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NV","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3131824,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/building-bridges-and-advancing-reading/3131824/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":28,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Ramirez","authorIds":{"4275612":{"owner":"Mrs. Ramirez","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3131824],"proposalHash":"-1407617755","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4275612_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1486657542764","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20907156,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":4275612,"schoolCounty":"Washoe","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NV","name":"Nevada"}}