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.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Chapman from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Once you learn to read, you will be free forever-F.Douglas

My students need reading to be more fun! I have included items to help make independent reading fun including carpet squares, finger flashlights, monster fingers and magnifying glasses!

  • $423 goal

This project expired on July 6, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are."-Mason Cooley. My students may come from a low-income district, but with the right book, they can go anywhere they want. I am hoping, with your help, that I can instill a love for reading within each of my students.

My class is made up of 25 diverse students from a low-income school district.

Of my 25 smiling faces, 12 students in my classroom have special needs. Despite this, I have 25 inquisitive, loving, desperate for attention, lovable kiddos. My classroom is ran with a co-teaching model, where we try our best to help every student succeed despite whatever may be holding them back.

My Project

I would like to use these materials to create a love for reading within my students. In order to do this, I have requested a number of items to make independent or partner reading more entertaining. I have asked for items such as, finger flashlights, monster fingers, and magnifying glasses, in order to create a fun atmosphere where students are excited for reading days like "flashlight Friday"! I have also requested a reading easel and easel supplies so that while students are reading, I am able to pull small groups to work on the skills that they will need to be able to read independently. I also intend to use the easel to whole group teach and hold "circle time" to engage students in a more intimate climate. This is also what I will be using the carpet squares for, so that the students are able to be on the floor for reading and lesson time.

In another year, my students will be moving on to the middle school.

I feel that it is my responsibility to instill in them a love for reading before they leave to go to the "big" school. With these items I hope to get them excited about reading, and to give them all of the skills that they need to be an independent reader who can use books to take them where ever they want to go in life.

Mrs. Chapman
Grades 3-5
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

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 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 Mrs. Chapman is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Calendar Carpet Squares Kit (Set of 35) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $124.06 1 $124.06
Large Deluxe Easel 14000 • Amazon $89.99 1 $89.99
Melissa & Doug Easel Paper Roll (Set of 2) • Amazon $11.99 2 $23.98
C-Line Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Primary Colors, 5 Pockets per Pack (40630) • Amazon $7.49 3 $22.47
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (1905069) • Amazon $6.89 2 $13.78
Expo 2 Low-Odor Dry Erase Marker Set, Chisel Tip, 16-Piece, Assorted Colors (81045) • Amazon $12.26 1 $12.26
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Pen Style Markers, 12 Colored Markers (86603) • Amazon $9.15 1 $9.15
24 - Toy Plastic Magnifying Glasses - Bulk Pinata Fillers and Party Favors • Amazon $8.70 1 $8.70
Martian Costume Fingers (6 dz) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
LED Finger Lights (40 pcs) Generic • Amazon $6.43 1 $6.43
Plastic Magnifying Glasses (1 dz) • Amazon $5.25 1 $5.25

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


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":"Pittsburgh","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1648609],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"PA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1517729,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Chapman","authorIds":{"1648609":{"owner":"Mrs. Chapman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1517729],"proposalHash":"1623630163","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20565259,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjkwNDc5NA==","MjYwNjQzNg==","NTE1MTIz","MTAxNDA3OA=="],"teacherId":1648609,"schoolCounty":"Allegheny","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"PA","name":"Pennsylvania"}}