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

Ms. Rudolph from Hayward CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Really Ready Reading Groups

Help me give my students a better reading experience with high-interest leveled readers, flexible seating for small groups and for students who need to be mobile, chair socks to minimize noise, and English Language Development kits to increase reading abilities.

  • $1,135 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve a diverse group of second graders that live in a low-income community where making ends meet is a daily struggle.

Over 70 percent of the students at our Title I school receive free lunches.

We serve students from all around the world. In our class alone, students are first or second generation from Guatemala, Figi, the Philippines, Mexico, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. We live in a central location for accessibility to countless encounters with nature, technology, art, and other enriching worldly aspects that build a well-rounded student. Unfortunately, our families often do not have the finances or resources to expose their children to the lush experiences available in central California.

My Project

New books in our classroom would open a world of learning for my diverse group of learners. Because students in my classroom are from all around the world, first, second-generation, as well as native English speakers, students need a wide range of literacy materials. The leveled library would allow students of varying abilities to have independent choice in their book titles, with an increased awareness of his or her appropriate reading level and zone of proximal development. I want to encourage students to keep reading and to have self awareness as to their own reading levels, so having books organized by levels and readily available for scholars to read is highly beneficial to increasing their reading abilities. With more books available in our classroom, students will be able to increase their reading levels, interest, and engagement.

Flexible seating and chair socks help to minimize distractions for students who have ADD or ADHD during reading instruction.

The English Language Development kits will be used during reading for small group instruction.

Ms. Rudolph
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

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 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. Rudolph 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
Chair Socks - 1 Chair (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $3.36 37 $124.32
LC139 - English Language Development Writing Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


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":"Hayward","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3344906],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3737468,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":2,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Rudolph","authorIds":{"3344906":{"owner":"Ms. Rudolph","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3737468],"proposalHash":"1001646508","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20712521,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":473,"proposalURL":"project/rolling-backpacks-for-some-really-rockin/5119497/","matchingFund":{"matchImpactMultiple":2.0,"matchingKey":"OCTFLSH2020","multipleForDisplay":"2X","ownerRegion":null,"donorSalutation":"An Anonymous Donor","name":"An Anonymous Donor","type":"AUTO_DONATION_MATCH","amount":0.00},"proposalTitle":"Rolling Backpacks for Some Really Rockin' Students","proposalId":5119497},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjIzNjU2Mw==","MTk1MzI2Mw==","MzM5MjU0Ng==","NjIyNjgzNA==","NjIxODAwNg==","NjE3OTU2Ng==","MTg4MTQ1OA=="],"teacherId":3344906,"schoolCounty":"Alameda","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}