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.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Warren from Waukegan IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Reading, Grammar, and Writing

My students need an array of books to read to encourage active reading skills along with mastering grammar and writing skills.

  • $917 goal

This project expired on August 1, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager learners. They are in a low-income community that is dedicated to empowering and building strong, independent learners that can reach for the stars and have dreams with no limits. I want to teach my students to work independently in small and whole groups so they are able to problem solve and learn how to live and work in the real world.

The majority of my learners are African American or Hispanic and come from families that are hardworking.

They want their children to learn and grow to be outstanding citizens and adults. I am encouraging positive and uplifting attitudes and behaviors while holding them to high expectations both behaviorally and academically.

I want to foster my students' eagerness to learn and continue to help them love learning with hands-on activities. I want all of my students to create their own goals and be able to succeed. I want them to be able to learn how to use the proper tools so they can succeed and achieve their dreams. I want to provide as many resources as I can so my students can invent, learn, explore, help each other and be independent, responsible young men and women.

My Project

I have slowly been rebuilding my classroom library. Our school has been without a librarian for most of the year and I have outdated and irrelevant books that my students have no interest in.

My students love to read and I want to encourage that love by building a library that I can't keep them away from.

All of the book sets along with read-alongs are stories that the students absolutely love. I created a Reading Wish List for my kids and most of the books being purchased are on that wish list. Every single story wishes to be read and I have a class full of eager readers ready to read them.

I'm also requesting grammar and writing file folder games. Our grammar skills really need help and extra support. These file folder games are great for independent practice along with small group practice to reinforce these necessary skills. I am also happily choosing any fun type of activity that gets my kids to love writing in any capacity.

This project is a big one but such an important one. The love of reading, writing, and grammar is essential in all that we do. These skills build future writers and readers.

Ms. Warren
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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 21 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. Warren is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR690X - I Can Read! Readers - Complete Series • Lakeshore Learning Materials $145.00 1 $145.00
Fly Guy Book Set (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $58.61 1 $58.61
Dr. Seuss Book and CD Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.11 1 $50.11
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.71 1 $46.71
Time Traveler Adventure Set 2 (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $45.86 1 $45.86
Junie B. Jones Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $41.61 1 $41.61
Magic Tree House Set 2 (Volumes 9-16) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
Judy Moody Favorites Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
RR796 - Grammar & Writing Folder Game Library - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
Pete the Cat Doll and 4 Paperback Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
There Was an Old Lady Book and CD Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
Ready Freddy Book Set 1 (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Leveled Library Set 2: Level N - Grade 3 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Leveled Library Set 2: Level O - Grades 3 - 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Books of How, What or Why? (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.00 1 $20.00
Once Upon A Fairy Tale (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Wonders of Learning - Animals (6 Book Set) • AKJ Education $11.70 1 $11.70
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute (Anymore) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.24 1 $4.24
GG105 - Daily Language Practice Journal - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$737.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$779.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.48

Total project goal

$916.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$916.54

1 Donor

-$916.54

Donations toward project cost

-$779.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$137.48

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":"Waukegan","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4237751],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3186387,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/for-the-love-of-reading-grammar-and-wr/3186387/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":21,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Warren","authorIds":{"4237751":{"owner":"Ms. Warren","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3186387],"proposalHash":"128369603","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4237751_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1487036457698","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20901820,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["ODY4NTI="],"teacherId":4237751,"schoolCounty":"Lake","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}