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. B. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off to First Grade We Go!

My students need 32 kindergarten workbooks to bridge the summer to first grade.

  • $398 goal

This project expired on July 19, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We've entered a Common Core world where first expectations and standards have changed. The stakes are high and my kindergarten scholars are expected to not only know their sight words and compose and decompose numbers but also how to do so much more. My wish is to help them throughout the summer.

I teach 32 happy, inquisitive and eager kindergarten students in a community that's not as fortunate as most communities in our urban area.

Due to limited budget issues, some things are just not currently on the school's list of priorities. Though we are in a high poverty area, I continue to have high expectations for learning!

My Project

The resources that I'm asking for are not for in the classroom use; they are for my scholars to enrich their knowledge as they prepare for the next step in their academic journey. I'm aware that during the summer months, many students who do not attend a summer academic program and will loose some knowledge previously learned. I would love for my students to have an opportunity to practice and review those skills necessary for first grade at home with their loved ones as the summer rolls by.

Having the Summer Bridge from Kindergarten to First Workbooks will encourage my students to work on every aspect of the curriculum they will be expected to know.

For some, the skills will be a review to keep their minds sharp, and for others, it will be a reteach and practice to help them to better understand those skills so important for their success. Success is the key and that's what my little learners will feel as they continue to learn all summer. So, won't you please help?

Ms. B.
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

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 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. B. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Daily Summer Activities, Moving from K to 1st Grade • AKJ Books $9.48 32 $303.36

Materials cost

$303.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$337.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.63

Total project goal

$397.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$397.54

5 Donors

-$329.89

Donations toward project cost

-$295.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.48

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[40803],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1939879,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":4,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/hi-ho-hi-ho-its-off-to-first-grade-we/1939879/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":32,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. B.","authorIds":{"40803":{"owner":"Ms. B.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1939879],"proposalHash":"940042497","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp40803_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1448331379530","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":41532,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":167,"proposalURL":"project/charting-in-pre-k/5191876/","matchingFund":{"matchImpactMultiple":2.0,"matchingKey":"KXCBMO20","multipleForDisplay":"2X","donorSalutation":"Kleenex® Brand","ownerRegion":null,"name":"Kleenex® Brand","type":"AUTO_DONATION_MATCH","amount":0.00},"proposalTitle":"Charting in Pre-K!","proposalId":5191876},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTEzNzA3Mg==","MTkzNDM1NA==","MTQ1Mjc=","MzU2ODg5OQ==","MzQ4ODg1NA==","NDA4MDM="],"teacherId":40803,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}