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.

 

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

Kindergarten Students Love to Read!

My students need more level A-E fiction and nonfiction books in order to succeed.

  • $473 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach kindergarten in a public school in the country. We have a beautiful location surrounded by apple tree orchards and raspberry fields. I have 23 students in my kinder class. They come from a variety of backgrounds and homes. They have all developed a love for reading and writing using The Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop models. They are very eager to learn new things and have made awesome progress this year!

They are becoming avid readers and are reading everywhere!

Each day, I give a mini lesson and then each child is able to work at their own reading level using leveled books. I also give guided reading lessons to small groups where all of the children in the group are reading a new book at their level. When they finish reading the book, they get to put it in their reading box to read again. This gives them lots of practice and helps with fluency. As you can imagine, you need a lot of books to be able to reach all the levels in my classroom. The kids beg for more reading time each day!

My Project

In my diverse kindergarten classroom, I use Reader's Workshop. I introduce a new book to each group of 6 students each day. After working on this book together, they are able to put it in their book box where they can practice it again and again.

My kids love to read and are excited to read a new book.

They have become avid readers. They want to read all the time. Each week the students are able to go to the leveled library and choose 2-3 new books at their reading level. More leveled books would really help me be able to provide more books at multiple levels for all of my students.

Students get better at reading through instruction and practice. A balanced leveled library and guided reading books help make all this possible. This is my second year teaching reader's workshop and I am trying to build up the leveled materials for my classroom and students so I can help them succeed. By donating to this project, you will be helping many children to achieve academic success.

Mrs. Hill
Grades PreK-2
More than 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

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. Hill is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Red Rocket Early Reader 1 Fiction Complete Set (24 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $168.00 1 $168.00
Red Rocket Early Reader 1 Nonfiction Complete Set (24 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $168.00 1 $168.00

Materials cost

$336.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$401.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.90

Total project goal

$472.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$472.68

5 Donors

-$405.00

Donations toward project cost

-$344.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.75

match offer

-$67.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$57.53

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.15

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":"Watsonville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5315494],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3255071,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/kindergarten-students-love-to-read/3255071/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Hill","authorIds":{"5315494":{"owner":"Mrs. Hill","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3255071],"proposalHash":"-598254027","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21168694,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTM4MTk0NA==","NTM4MTk5Ng==","NTM4MjE3Nw==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","NTMxNTQ5NA==","NTM4MTkwMg=="],"teacherId":5315494,"schoolCounty":"Santa Cruz","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}