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.

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. Girosky from Augusta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help History Come Alive With High Quality Books

My students need books to help them learn about important people and events. Reading is thinking, and thinking is everything!

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our IB school strives to teach students to be open-minded, inquirers, and risk-takers. They come in every morning filled with questions, eager to learn more. My students are amazing critical-thinkers, at only ten and eleven years old they watch the news and are concerned and invested in the world around them.

I believe in challenging each student to reach their maximum potential.

At my Title I school over 96% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. I have an inclusion class with many students receiving special education services and many receiving gifted services. My students are diverse, driven, and unique. Gifted, IEPs, dreamers, doers; I believe that we are all more than a label, and I strive to create an environment where all students have a voice.

My Project

My mission is to make learning fun! I do this in a variety of ways including using a lot of technology and flexible seating. Those things are all wonderful, but few things make me happier than helping my students discover a love of reading. I love bringing in books and seeing the excitement as we sort dig through the boxes to find the perfect book for each student.

History will come alive as we read about important historical figures and events.

I love blending our Social Studies and literacy into one awesome learning experience. The Who Was and What Was series is beloved in my classroom. I want to use my students love of this series to help them learn more about the historical figures we study in Social Studies. I also want to add another great historical fiction book about an inspiring immigration story, Inside Out and Back Again, to our class literature circle collection. I have many important jobs as a teacher, and helping develop life long learners that love to read is on the top of my list!

Mrs. Girosky
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

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 Mrs. Girosky is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $4.98 9 $44.82
What Was the Great Depression? • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
What Were the Twin Towers? • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
What Was the March on Washington? • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
What Was Ellis Island? • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $4.28 6 $25.68
What Were the Roaring Twenties? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.81 4 $19.24
Ruth and the Green Book • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Who Was Babe Ruth? • AKJ Education $4.79 2 $9.58
Who Were the Wright Brothers? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Woodrow Wilson? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $4.05 2 $8.10
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon Business $3.86 2 $7.72
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $3.52 2 $7.04
Who Was Jesse Owens? • Amazon Business $3.50 2 $7.00
A Sweet Smell of Roses • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $2.73 2 $5.46

Materials cost

$330.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$387.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.45

Total project goal

$456.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$456.33

1 Donor

-$456.33

Donations toward project cost

-$387.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.45

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":"Augusta","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3623231],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"GA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3129028,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-history-come-alive-with-high-qualit/3129028/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Girosky","authorIds":{"3623231":{"owner":"Mrs. Girosky","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3129028],"proposalHash":"-312777996","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3623231_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1464310060496","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20775718,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIzNDM4NQ=="],"teacherId":3623231,"schoolCounty":"Richmond","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"GA","name":"Georgia"}}