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 »
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.

  • $926 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. McDonald
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Developing Readers to Excelling Scholars

My students need games, puzzles and other materials to practice phonics and comprehension skills in small and whole group instruction and centers.

My Students

As an adult we often take for granted how we learned to read. What now seems to come second nature to us is a constant struggle from some. For my elementary students, this somewhat natural task is a struggle for them to master. My 3rd grade students are reading well below grade level

I have a wonderful class of 16 students.

My class is made up of Caucasian, African American and Hispanic Students. We are located in a Title One school, with the majority of my students on free or reduced lunch. While I have a very diverse class, my students all share one common characteristic. They are all reading below the third grade level. Based on our beginning of the year assessments, my class is reading at a 1st grade level. With the new legislation requiring students pass the 3rd grade EOG to move up to 4th grade, we need all the help and extra materials we can get to help our class achieve success.

My Project

We have requested a variety of materials that will be used to help our students achieve in the classroom. We selected two activities that will help both the teacher and instructional assistant target gaps and misunderstandings that will ensure student growth through hands-on reading and response activities. We chose several interactive SMART Board and center activities that the students will be able to practice the foundational skills required to help them prepare for grade level material. With these selected materials our students will be able to learn, practice and engage in skills and activities that will help them increase their reading levels and level of comprehension. What our students learn this year with these materials will help them become successful life long readers!

By funding my project, you are taking a small step toward improving the future of these children .

With these materials we will be able to ensure that our students are equipped with the proper tools and strategies required to be successful in all academic areas. I hope that you will consider donating to our cause because with your help we will reach a group of students that are desperate to achieve and willing to put in the hard work required to be the scholars they were destined to be.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD911 - Reading Comprehension Instant Learning Games - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
EE280 - Working with Words Learning Games Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
FF610X - Common Core Language Arts Standards Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
GG210 - Mastering Phonics Games Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
HH799 - Boost Comprehension! Small-Group Teaching Center - Grade 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF274 - Learning Comprehension Strategies Activity Center - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP757 - Highlight Your Skills Reading Cards - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH939 - Phonics Quiz Game Show - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
HH841 - Highlight the Clues - Gr. 1-2 - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EE697 - Language Test-Taking Strategies - Gr. 3-4 - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 84 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Burlington","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1548388],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1106425,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":84,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. McDonald","authorIds":{"1548388":{"owner":"Ms. McDonald","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1106425],"proposalHash":"-1902130119","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":251354,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTIyNzAyMA=="],"teacherId":1548388,"schoolCounty":"Alamance","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}