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. Gardner from Newark OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You Help me Show My Children Reading is Valued?

My students need prizes including a treasure box, play-dough and bubbles for working so hard reading with their families.

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine walking into a community where everyone knows your name and everyone is there to help you out and help you to reach your fullest potential. Now imagine that that community is with a group of 3, 4, and 5 year olds, and they all collaborate and support each other. That is the way that our classroom is run. We are a mixed classroom, meaning that we have both special education students and general education students within our room. Walking into our classroom you will never know which children are which because they all work together and support each other and are kind to each other.

We are a group of "bucket fillers" and we help and care for each other and we celebrate each other's successes.

Our families are very active and supportive of their child's education and they are a part of our classroom community!

My Project

I teach special education preschool to 3,4 and 5 year old children. Each month we pass out reading logs for the children to color in when they read a book at home with a family member. Each month I am only getting between 5 to 10 of these logs back, which is less than 50 percent. Many of our families are single parents, grandparents, foster parents etc.

I am asking for little reward prizes so that when the children work hard to get their families to take the time to read with them they can see that their hard work of getting their families to take the time is rewarded.

I think that if the children are able to get a "prize" for reading and returning the logs then they will encourage their families to support them in doing this more because they will really want to bring the log back to school.

Reading is so very important at this young age and I do not want any of my children to loose the opportunity of these reading minutes at this young age!

Mrs. Gardner
Grades PreK-2
More than 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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 28 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 Mrs. Gardner is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
169-Piece Small Toy Assortment for Goody Bags, Party Favors for Kids Birthday Party, Bulk Rewards for Doctor Dentist Office, Items for Treasure Chests, Pinata Filler, Dollar Trees and Carnival Prizes • Amazon Business $29.50 1 $29.50
Joyin Toy 24 Pack of Mini Animal Plush Toy Assortment (24 units 3" each) Kids Party Favors Christmas Stocking Stuffer • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Play-Doh Party Bag Dough (15 Count) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Pull Back Diecast Vehicle Go Racer Toy Car Truck Fun Little Toys Children's Set 20 pcs • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Treasure Chest/Red-Black • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Crayon Bubbles, 24 Count • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57

Materials cost

$109.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.91

Total project goal

$166.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.07

1 Donor

-$166.07

Donations toward project cost

-$141.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.91

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":"Newark","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3969142],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3010591,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/can-you-help-me-show-my-children-reading/3010591/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":28,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Gardner","authorIds":{"3969142":{"owner":"Mrs. Gardner","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3010591],"proposalHash":"-210876902","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3969142_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1503523494219","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20856917,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":1981,"proposalURL":"project/virtual-learning-starts-in-kindergarten/5356008/","proposalTitle":"Virtual Learning Starts in Kindergarten!","proposalId":5356008},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIzNDM4NQ=="],"teacherId":3969142,"schoolCounty":"Licking","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}