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

Mrs. Simpson from Rowlett TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Have A Roaring Good Time With Books

My students needs a collection of 24 books on dinosaurs that contain current information.

  • $672 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine a world of creatures taller than your house, creatures that could challenge an 18-wheeler and win! These creatures once roamed the world. The mysterious world of the dinosaurs attracts many young readers. Books that fall apart in your hands, do not. Help our collection to ROAR once more!

My public-school students are multicultural kindergartners through fifth graders, of middle to low income families.

More than 34% of our students qualify for free lunch. Many of these students do not have access to computers at home, so they explore the world outside their own neighborhood through the school's library books.

My Project

Attracting my students to scientific literature starts as early as kindergarten. Current, scientific information is important, but for the elementary-age student, it must be packaged in an eye-catching format. The reading level must be accessible to the younger students yet not so simple that the older elementary students would turn away. Topics that catch the imagination can lure students into learning through the act of reading. Books about dinosaurs offer all of this, and more. Much can be learned through the methods dinosaurs used to survive in their world. Many of their ancestors are still alive today. These creatures of the past cannot be studied at a zoo or in pet stores. For students, the world of dinosaurs must be explored in books. These books can spark students' curiosity, desire to learn, and interest in the world of science. Research projects can be created in which students build models of each dinosaur to accompany the facts they uncover.

Many boys and girls enter the library asking for dinosaur books.

Once students start reading, the world opens for them with the turn of a page. By offering current information in today's eye-catching formats, books on dinosaurs can draw students into the world of science. Once that door is open, the past discovered can lead to a bright future for our children, for science is our future. Help spark their curiosity by providing a glimpse of the past. Together, we can offer a ROARING good time!

Read More
Mrs. Simpson
Grades 3-5
Half 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

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 650 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. Simpson is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aletopelta and Other Dinosaurs of the West Coast Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Allosaurus and Other Dinosaurs of the Rockies Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Ankylosaurus and Other Mountain Dinosaurs(Dinosaur Find Series) Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $19.31 1 $19.31
Bambiraptor and Other Feathered Dinosaurs Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $19.28 1 $19.28
Baryonyx and Other Dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight Digs in England Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator), Contribution by Michelle Biedscheid • AKJ BOOKS $22.22 1 $22.22
Iguanodon and Other Leaf-Eating Dinosaurs Dougal Dixon • AKJ BOOKS $21.64 1 $21.64
Camarasaurus and Other Dinosaurs of the Garden Park Digs in Colorado Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator), Contribution by Michelle Biedscheid • AKJ BOOKS $24.71 1 $24.71
Centrosaurus and Other Dinosaurs of Cold Places Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $24.71 1 $24.71
Ceratosaurus and Other Fierce Dinosaurs Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $24.71 1 $24.71
Chungkingosaurus and Other Plated Dinosaurs Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $24.71 1 $24.71
Coelophysis and Other Dinosaurs of the South Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $28.48 1 $28.48
Deinocheirus and Other Big, Fierce Dinosaurs Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $23.45 1 $23.45
Agustinia and Other Dinosaurs of Central and South America Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Diceratops and Other Horned Dinosaurs Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $24.71 1 $24.71
Dromaeosaurus and Other Dinosaurs of the North Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Giganotosaurus and Other Big Dinosaurs Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Mahakala and Other Insect-Eating Dinosaurs Dougal Dixon • AKJ BOOKS $21.64 1 $21.64
Maiasaura and Other Dinosaurs of the Midwest Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Masiakasaurus and Other Fish-Eating Dinosaurs Dougal Dixon • AKJ BOOKS $22.22 1 $22.22
Minmi and Other Dinosaurs of Australia Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Neovenator and Other Dinosaurs of Europe Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Nodosaurus and Other Dinosaurs of the East Coast Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Tyrannosaurus and Other Dinosaurs of North America Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Stegosaurus and Other Plains Dinosaurs(Dinosuar Find Series) Dougal Dixon, James Field (Illustrator), Steve Weston (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $21.64 1 $21.64

Materials cost

$527.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$570.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.74

Total project goal

$671.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$671.59

3 Donors

-$335.78

Donations toward project cost

-$285.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.36

match offer

-$335.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$285.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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":"Rowlett","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[315442],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":518717,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/have-a-roaring-good-time-with-books/518717/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":650,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Simpson","authorIds":{"315442":{"owner":"Mrs. Simpson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[518717],"proposalHash":"-1855355623","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp315442_orig.png?crop=300,300,x0,y0&width=136&height=136&auto=webp&t=1579203078856","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":79423,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["ODA5NTYx","NTI0NTcz","OTc1NTMy","NTc2MTQz"],"teacherId":315442,"schoolCounty":"Dallas","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}