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. Augensen from Gary IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest, High Achievement

Help me give my students high interest books to engage and inspire them to read!

  • $638 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My day is always exciting. Working with K through 6th graders in a small group setting is fun and challenging. Every group is so different, and it is so much fun getting to know them all!

During small group time, we are process driven, motivated, and encouraging with ourselves and each other.

I lead the intervention team at my school and work with five other hardworking and enthusiastic interventionists!

We work with kids who struggle, developing learners, and students who are ready for a challenge in small groups. These students have so much potential. They excel in a small group environment. Small group is perfect for these students because they get the individual attention they need, and that does not always occur in a class of 30 students. They have come so far. We work on specific standards and foundational skills that they might have missed to fill in the gaps and push students further!

My Project

When students read books they're interested in, their motivation and interest grows! Students often don't have access to the books they like to read at home or at school so I always try to keep my library stocked full of books they love to read. New graphic novels, new releases, and high interest books grow readers and result in higher achievement.

When students read books they're interested in, their motivation and interest grows!

Students love to checkout books from my library, but often times the books don't return. Often that means that students loved the books so much, they kept them. I always need to restock my library throughout the year and these books will really help students grow!

Mrs. Augensen
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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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. Augensen is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set Box of Books NEW 2018 Edition • Amazon Business $68.90 1 $68.90
Amulet #1-7 Box Set • Amazon Business $59.02 1 $59.02
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, OMG, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $28.51 1 $28.51
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.37 3 $25.11
Pocahontas • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
How I Learned Geography • Amazon Business $17.58 1 $17.58
The Boy Who Loved Words • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition • Amazon Business $16.13 1 $16.13
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors (Sidman, Joyce) • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Kitten's First Full Moon • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Flotsam • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Math Curse • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Levels E-F: 12 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Princess and the Pea and Other Favorite Tales (With Original Illustrations) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
They All Saw a Cat • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Come Away From the Water, Shirley (Red Fox Picture Book) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
I Love Saturdays y domingos • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
P.S. Be Eleven • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Noah's Ark (Picture Yearling Book) • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45

Materials cost

$504.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$542.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.68

Total project goal

$637.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$637.86

1 Donor

-$637.86

Donations toward project cost

-$542.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.68

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":"Gary","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3549629],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3726120,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":2,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/high-interest-high-achievement/3726120/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":200,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Augensen","authorIds":{"3549629":{"owner":"Mrs. Augensen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3726120],"proposalHash":"-13736264","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3549629_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1461341774638","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20740772,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":197,"proposalURL":"project/covid-resources-and-supplies/5318991/","proposalTitle":"COVID Resources and Supplies","proposalId":5318991},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTg5NjMx"],"teacherId":3549629,"schoolCounty":"Lake","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IN","name":"Indiana"}}