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. Rezendes from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Level On Up!

My students need a variety of leveled readers. Currently, we only have three different leveled readers from our reading program and it doesn't meet my student's needs.

  • $1,497 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Kindergarten with 26 students in a low income community.

My students deserve the best education with the best resources.

I am always looking for ways to improve my classroom to help my students be the most successful they can be. They appreciate everything that we do for them. Our school community is small, but our families have big hearts.

A typical day in my kindergarten classroom consists of whole group, small group activities, lots of hands on activities and independent work. My students transition often between the rug and their tables for cooperative work and independent work.

My Project

I teach kindergarten and my students are just beginning their educational careers. It is amazing to see the progress that our students make within a year with their reading. These classroom libraries will give my students many different reading options for their level. I have such a variety of learners and we want to keep their motivation for learning to read and these classroom libraries will do just that. Also, if a student sees a book that piques their interest and it is a higher level book, I believe he/she will learn how to read it and it will be a sense of accomplishment. My students will be challenged more during guided reading using these books and new goals will be set for their independent reading.

When students see other peers reading different books, this is another motivating factor to keep my students interested in learning how to read higher leveled books.

All of my student's needs will be met with these classroom libraries. There will be so much more of a variety than what I currently have.

The two leveled classroom libraries will help not just my room but three other classrooms in my school. Our reading program is missing many leveled readers and we are not meeting the different levels of our students. Our students need more of a variety of books that are interesting to them. Teachers in my school are always looking for leveled readers and it's unfortunate how expensive it is to purchase.

Over the summer, I went through my books that I had and bought reading bins and labeled by genre and monthly themes. This year, my class enjoys choosing a book from one of the book bins and trying to read it. The libraries will give them more opportunities to read.

Mrs. Rezendes
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

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. Rezendes is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA300X - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $615.00 1 $615.00
TT160X - Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $609.00 1 $609.00

Materials cost

$1,224.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,272.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$224.53

Total project goal

$1,496.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,496.89

1 Donor

-$1,496.89

Donations toward project cost

-$1,272.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$224.53

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":"Providence","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2504579],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"RI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3139758,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/level-on-up/3139758/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":26,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Rezendes","authorIds":{"2504579":{"owner":"Mrs. Rezendes","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3139758],"proposalHash":"317070375","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp2504579_orig.jpg?crop=3024,3024,x510,y0&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1561127778003","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20468907,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIzNDM4NQ=="],"teacherId":2504579,"schoolCounty":"Providence","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"RI","name":"Rhode Island"}}