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.

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. Smith from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gem Of The Ocean: A Drama Analysis Workshop!

Help me give my students copies of Gem of the Ocean, a whiteboard/flipchart easel, self-stick easel pads, sticky-notes, and colorful highlighters!

  • $632 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach IB Language and Literature and AP Literature and Composition. Both are classes for seniors. This year, we are reading several dramas to prepare for the high-level essays they must write at the end of the semester. These books and supplies will allow me to provide hard copies of the text for the students to analyze instead of PDF versions which are harder to read and only accessible at school for students without technology at home. I am also requesting supplies to help with their analysis, such as highlighters for color-marking and plenty of sticky notes (large and small) to record our findings.

My Project

Many of my students are expressive and kinesthetic learners. Reading from PDF copies with plain notebooks just does not make for a memorable unit. However, with copies of this compelling drama (Gem Of The Ocean by August Wilson) for each student to hold, annotate, and read from, post-its to aid with annotation and our interactive journals, self-stick flip charts with a stand to present our findings to one another and catch all of our great ideas, and assorted colorful highlighters to color mark (a color-coded annotation strategy), this will definitely be an engaging and impactful unit! Some days, students will take turns reading aloud in parts from their text while other students serve as scribes to record important details on the flip charts. Other days, students will read silently and color-mark their texts, which will become deeper written analyses or presentations! Help us make this a memorable and lively unit for the seniors so that they feel confident heading into their highly challenging IB and AP exams!

Ms. Smith
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters 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

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 Ms. Smith is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gem of the Ocean • Amazon Business $11.49 24 $275.76
Business Source 25"x30" Self-Stick Easel Pads, 4/Pack (38592) • Amazon Business $61.24 1 $61.24
VIZ-PRO Light Melamine Tripod Whiteboard/Flipchart Easel, 24" W x 36" L • Amazon Business $59.90 1 $59.90
Highlighters, Shuttle Art 30 Pack Highlighters Assorted Colors, 10 Colors Chisel Tip Dry-Quickly Non-Toxic Highlighter markers for Adults Kids Highlighting in the Home School Office • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Highland Notes, 3 x 3-Inches, Yellow, 24-Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $10.17 3 $30.51

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


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Charlotte","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6500769],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4772286,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Smith","authorIds":{"6500769":{"owner":"Ms. Smith","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4772286],"proposalHash":"243428533","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",287,x0,y26&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1560957732912","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21406178,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":6500769,"schoolCounty":"Mecklenburg","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}