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
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
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. Wittmann from Bellport NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Memorable Mentor Texts!

My students need more literature to read and listen to. These books will serve as mentor texts and independent readers for my students. This collection also provides professional resources to enhance my teaching of all texts.

  • $201 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a group of fun loving and enthusiastic KINDERGARTEN learners. My students come to school full of life, ready to learn with the highest hopes for their day. My school is located in Bellport, New York, and my students come from diverse backgrounds and economic statures. Many of my students receive free or reduced price lunch. Some of my students are English Language Learners; they come from homes where the dominant language is Spanish. My students are building their vocabularies all while learning their letters, numbers and to read.

My students love books and are excited to read and be read to.

I am currently teaching in a workshop model. The children are reading independently and with partners many times a day. I want to my children to want to read all the time. I believe one of the best way to foster this is to show them great mentor texts. Mentor texts are rich literature that show students how to delve into their books.

My Project

My classroom is run in a workshop format. The children are immersed with books through out the day. They are listening to read alouds, reading independently and reading with partners. One way that I get my students excited about reading is through Read alouds using mentor texts. The mentor texts in this grant are fictional books with amazing stories and great illustrations. These texts help foster a love of reading in my students. These books help to build language skills. They help promote more conversation in the room. The children will love to discuss the illustrations and the text . I will use these books to teach them many reading and comprehension strategies throughout the year. These books will become the favorites in our room. This collection also provides professional resources to help enhance my teaching with these books as well as many others!

Mrs. Wittmann
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 21 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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

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. Wittmann is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Ultimate Read Aloud Resource, Best Friend Fiction Collection, Grade K: Books, Lessons and Professional Learning for Making the Most of Read-Aloud Time • Amazon Business $138.38 1 $138.38

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


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


4 Donors


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":"Bellport","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3665714],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3413626,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":21,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Wittmann","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"3665714":{"owner":"Mrs. Wittmann","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3413626],"proposalHash":"-833885123","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20788597,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTYwNDU5Ng==","NTYwNjIwOA==","NTkxNDI5Mg==","MzY2NTcxNA=="],"teacherId":3665714,"schoolCounty":"Suffolk","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}