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 »
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.

 

Mr. o. from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Resource Books Help Build Vocabulary

My students need 8 dictionaries, 5 thesauri and a Spanish/English dictionary.

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach an enthusiastic third grade class in a school which happens to be in a high need area of North Carolina.

We do not have any resource books in terms of dictionaries and/or thesauruses in our classroom. Resources in our school are spread thin, so it is not always easy to get our hands on these materials. This makes it very difficult for students to search for better words in their writing, as well as finding meanings of unfamiliar words.

I am asking for 8 children's dictionaries, 5 children's thesauruses and a Spanish/English dictionary. This will give my students an opportunity to have one to two resource books per table, in which they can share with each other. These books will provide my students with the freedom to find words and word meanings that they would like to use in their writing, on their own.

Your help will empower my students to search and select words for their writing, independently. They will not have to rely on each other or on their teacher to find a meaning of an unknown word. This will also minimize the frustration they feel when trying to think of an alternate word to use. This donation will truly make a difference in the lives of my students by allowing them to take more ownership over their writing.

Mr. o.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters 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 Mr. o. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary Manufactured by DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $15.39 4 $61.56
Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary Manufactured by Merriam-Webster • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Scholastic Student Thesaurus Bollard • Barnes and Noble $11.89 5 $59.45
Scholastic Children's Dictionary Scholastic, Manufactured by Scholastic Reference • Barnes and Noble $13.29 4 $53.16

Materials cost

$177.76

Vendor shipping charges

$17.78

State sales tax

$7.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$225.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.39

Total project goal

$274.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.39

1 Donor

-$264.71

Donations toward project cost

-$225.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.68

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":"Charlotte","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[269194],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":261363,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/resource-books-help-build-vocabulary/261363/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. o.","authorIds":{"269194":{"owner":"Mr. o.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[261363],"proposalHash":"1777420361","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":23,"teacherChallengeId":46977,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":269194,"schoolCounty":"Mecklenburg","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}