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. Leiseth from Blackfoot ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mountains of Books!

Help me give my students books for our book club, envelopes to keep important papers safe all the way home, and pencil grips and sensory toys to help students focus.

  • $607 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing 7 and 8-year-olds who are excited about learning. They love to participate in discussions about every subject and their brains are like sponges. Our school is located in a rural farming community.

Creativity and love of learning are nurtured throughout our school day.

My students cannot get enough of problem-based, real-world, hands-on learning. They are eager to work together to find solutions and discuss new ideas. I love teaching these creative, ready to learn, marvelous kids!

My Project

I am an advocate for literacy. I feel that it is my privilege to inspire students to love to read. I need to get amazing books in students' hands to accomplish this goal. I want each student to have their copy to enjoy at their own pace. While reading each book students will learn vocabulary words and learn comprehension strategies, but most important students will share the excitement of reading a great book with their classmates. I love the discussions that students have when they are reading a book that invokes deep thought. We learn about history, cultures, and empathy when we connect with characters in a book.

Esperanza Rising, The Tale of Despereaux, and Fish in a Tree are adventurous tales that allow imagination to run wild.

Books let us explore new worlds. These books will be shared with other second grade classes at my school so they too can experience the adventures that books bring to life. I want to encourage a love of writing that parallels the love of reading. I will let students use the pencil grips for comfortable writing and reward effort with the sensory toys.

Mrs. Leiseth
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. Leiseth is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $7.19 20 $143.80
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $6.29 20 $125.80
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 20 $120.00
Jalousie 24 PCs Sensory Toy Fidget Stress Relief Toy for Adults and Kids - Conform to ASTM Toy Standard Value Bundle - Include Squeeze Balls Stretchy Strings Squishy Toy Puzzle Rubber Stringy Ball • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Pencil Grip Mini Pencil Grips 50 Pack, Assorted Bright Colors (TPG-17550) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Quality Park 9 x 12 Clasp Envelopes with Deeply Gummed Flaps, Great for Filing, Storing or Mailing Documents, 28 lb Brown Kraft, 100 per Box (37890) • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Leyaron 30 Pcs Silicone Pencil Grips Ergonomic Writing Claw Aid, Right Handed Pen Training Grip Holder for Kids, Students and Adults, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Classics 12-Pack Triangle Pencil Grips, Assorted Bright Colors, 1.75-Inch Long (TPG-16212) • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04

Materials cost

$451.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$515.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.92

Total project goal

$606.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$606.13

2 Donors

-$606.13

Donations toward project cost

-$515.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.92

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":"Blackfoot","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2261367],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"ID","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3670909,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/mountains-of-books/3670909/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Leiseth","authorIds":{"2261367":{"owner":"Mrs. Leiseth","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3670909],"proposalHash":"-297694763","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp2261367_orig.jpg?crop=1005,1005,x0,y70&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1595858287593","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":379477,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTkwMjA4MQ==","MTUwNDI1NQ=="],"teacherId":2261367,"schoolCounty":"Bingham","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"ID","name":"Idaho"}}