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

Ms. Flores Schustack from Oakland CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindling our Students' Reading Success

Help me give my students Kindles for an amazing independent reading program in which they have a library at their fingertips!

  • $973 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My seventh grade scholars tackle tough texts daily--texts that sometimes push them beyond what they think they're ready for. But alongside a character analysis of Pygmalion or synthesis of contemporary articles about heroism they also continually reading lots and lots at their current reading level. At our school students read millions of words--a mix of stretch texts together and lots of just right books that students choose for themselves. And all of this work is paying off: my students are leaving on a trajectory for success with all the tough texts that high school will throw their way.

Just right books are magical things.

They hook our students on reading, gently push them forward, help them steadily grow their working vocabulary, and grow their understanding of the world.

My Project

My school partners with the Kindle Classroom Project: we put a Kindle e-reader in the hands of each of our students, networked to one another. Students started the year with access to 100 high-interest books at a range of reading levels. Students can access any of the books at any time--when they need a new copy of a book, they can request one and get it delivered to their Kindle within a day. Students are also the curators of this shared library: the library has grown three times as large in the past year, one student request at a time. However, we were sad to see that for many students this year their reading came to a literal crashing halt when a dropped kindle caused the screen to crack. We need sturdier devices to withstand the challenges of a long year in middle school backpacks.

Help our kids experience the everyday magic of a library at their fingertips.

These upgraded devices break at a rate ten times less than the edition our students used this past year. They provide touch screen and color interface that let our students browse covers. They provide additional read aloud functionality for our most struggling readers. And they allow us to offer a much wider range of graphic novels. With your help our students reading will be on fire this coming year.

Ms. Flores Schustack
Grades 6-8
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 Ms. Flores Schustack is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers • Amazon Business $44.99 16 $719.84

Materials cost

$719.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$65.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$826.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.85

Total project goal

$972.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$972.36

1 Donor

-$324.11

Donations toward project cost

-$275.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.61

match offer

-$648.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$551.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.24

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":"Oakland","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[118423],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3667717,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/kindling-our-students-reading-success/3667717/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":15,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Flores Schustack","authorIds":{"118423":{"owner":"Ms. Flores Schustack","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3667717],"proposalHash":"-351662389","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp118423_orig.jpg?crop=1585,1585,x349,y685&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1557177590709","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":77284,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjE1NDIwOA==","Mjc2NTY1OA=="],"teacherId":118423,"schoolCounty":"Alameda","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}