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.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Heinrich from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Kids the Words They Need to Read

The cost of the various sight word materials and storage rack is $508, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $541 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

One of the main indicators of whether or not children will learn to read is if they can learn sight words. These are the same words that appear over and over again and that children can not sound out. When children are able to read sight words, they gain an enormous sense of confidence. They begin to really feel like they can read, and they are will to take more risks as readers. My first grade students are supposed to read at least 100 sight words by the end of the year. Many of my East Oakland students are English Language Learners, struggling to understand the language. They all receive free or reduced lunches and their reading skills are far below their suburban counterparts. In an effort to catch my students up, we decided as a class that students would read 200 words by the end of the year. The most effective way for us to meet our goal would be for students to actually have the words they need on flashcards and in different fun center activities they could practice each day. The sight word kits could be taken home and used in school to supplement learning, and students will feel an enormous sense of pride and accomplishment as they began to really see that they could read the words. Please help us make reading a reality for my first grade students, and for students in East Oakland for years to come.

Mrs. Heinrich
Grades PreK-2
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 30 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 Mrs. Heinrich is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT310X - Sight-Word Learning Centers - Complete S • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
AA601 - Sight-Word Take-Home Rings - Level 1 - C • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 2 $99.90
AA602 - Sight-Word Take-Home Rings - Level 2 - C • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 2 $99.90
TT800X - Stamp & Write Sight-Words - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LC5326 - Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95

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

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Oakland","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[13650],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":62002,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Heinrich","authorIds":{"13650":{"owner":"Mrs. Heinrich","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[62002],"proposalHash":"791582520","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":39345,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":13650,"schoolCounty":"Alameda","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}