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 »
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.

 

Ms. W. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

College Geology Rocks for Earth Science Students

My students need 7 copies of 1 advanced geology textbook entitled "Exploring Geology."

  • $1,082 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Of the 27 students sitting in my classroom, reading levels range from 2nd grade to 12th grade. But, I am a teacher of 9th grade Earth Science. I work in an urban environment with 90% of our students receiving free lunch. As teachers, our job is to "meet the needs of our students," but often the majority of our efforts fall on the students with skill deficits and behavior problems. We structure our classroom to meet those needs. Sadly, I'm no exception.

As the science department chair I want to set a better example of how to meet the needs of all of my students. Currently, when advanced students finish their work early, they either help other students, start their homework or tackle a "challenge problem." While all three of these activities are worthwhile and help them to solidify what they have learned, they do not add depth to their understanding. It does not advance their own learning of Earth.

The "Exploring Geology" text is set up as 2-page illustrated discussions on different topics in geology. It covers much of the same content as our curriculum, but at a higher level. It will serve as an additional resource for the advanced students, and will help to increase their understanding of topics that we must skim over in class. BEST OF ALL it will show them what a real college textbook looks like! They will learn how to read it! They'll practice taking notes "college" style and summarizing what they have read! They will begin to become familiar with the type of work that will be required of them when they leave our safe haven and venture out into the collegiate world!!!

I ask you to help empower my students to seriously consider college by giving them the skills and confidence they need to believe they can succeed. Your donation of textbooks will help give students tangible skills they will need to survive college. Your donation will help make it possible for me to reach everyone in my classroom. Thanks!

Ms. W.
Grades 9-12
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

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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. W. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Exploring Geology Stephen J. Reynolds, Julia K. Johnson, Michael M. Kelly, Paul J. Morin, Charles M. Carter • Barnes and Noble $110.47 7 $773.29

Materials cost

$773.29

Vendor shipping charges

$77.33

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$887.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$194.71

Total project goal

$1,081.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,081.71

4 Donors

-$521.53

Donations toward project cost

-$443.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.23

match offer

-$522.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$428.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.08

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":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[17870],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":244410,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/college-geology-rocks-for-earth-scien/244410/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":100,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. W.","authorIds":{"17870":{"owner":"Ms. W.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[244410],"proposalHash":"168135851","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":72412,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzA5Mjkz","MzEyODY1","Mjc3OTcw","MTYwMzI3","MjcxOTMx"],"teacherId":17870,"schoolCounty":"Kings (Brooklyn)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}