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 »
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.


Ms. Harrison from Vernon CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leveled Readers For Enthusiastic Kinders!

My students need a selection of fiction and non-fiction books to read at their level.

  • $353 goal

This project expired on February 20, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"But Miss. H, I really just want to keep reading!" begged one of my bright eyed Kindergarteners. That was when it really hit home that I need to continue building this passion and provide each of my kinders with appropriate books to not only teach reading skills, but pique their interest.

Our full-day kindergarten class consists of a group of 20 diverse students.

There is a wide range of academic ability, with an amazing willingness to learn and take everything in. The students in my school come from a low-income area of the district, and many unfortunately have not been exposed to any learning experiences until attending Kindergarten. But not to worry! We provide a stimulating and welcoming environment to foster learning and really ingrain the necessary basic skills to become a successful student. As a first year teacher I have a wealth of passion, but a lack of materials. With the district being on a budget freeze I have been unable to get several learning materials to supplement my teaching.

My Project

Have you ever read an article or story that was way above your head? Several of the books that I currently have provide almost that same experience. A leveled library will provide my Kindergarteners with access to books that will enhance skills at their own level and even boost confidence. At this point in the year we have been using familiar children's picture books to teach print concepts and and basic reading skills. Many students are finally ready to combine their knowledge of letters and use of pictures to move into beginning level books with few words. I currently have very few books that can be read at the Kindergarten level. With a leveled library, students will be able to select their own stories that they can independently read during our Reader's Workshop time, as well as free reading time. At this point many students can recognize a few words, but how great would it be if they could read a whole story?

There is the expectation that every Kindergartener should be reading independently by the end of the school year.

This becomes a challenge with a lack of resources. I want to provide each child with literary options that will build in complexity as their abilities increase. A leveled library gives each student the options to fit their personal interests, while providing a reading experience that will make them feel confident with their own abilities.

Ms. Harrison
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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 20 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. Harrison is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL715 - Level E Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
LL711 - Level A Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 1 $34.00
LL714 - Level D Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
LL712 - Level B Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.00 1 $27.00
AA833 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
AA837 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00
AA836 - Level D Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00
AA835 - Level C Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00
AA834 - Level B Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.00 1 $23.00
LL713 - Level C Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.00 1 $22.00

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Vernon","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2040376],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1110631,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Harrison","authorIds":{"2040376":{"owner":"Ms. Harrison","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1110631],"proposalHash":"1365727399","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":329458,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTc2MTM3"],"teacherId":2040376,"schoolCounty":"Tolland","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}