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

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

Rocking Readers in Need of Books

My students need fun and exciting chapter books to keep them engaged in reading. Most of my students are unable to purchase books on their own, and love the idea of having their very own book!

  • $218 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income, Title I school, I see that my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are spunky, independent, and love to learn!

Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". My schools focus is “College for certain”. Here we focus on academic language, growth mindset, and learning in multiple, meaningful ways. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me.

I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic success.

My Project

We are incorporating novel studies into our daily learning. Novel studies help to share new cultures, historical time periods, or just an understanding of life circumstances outside their own, a good novel study can be the key to opening the door to understanding. Embedding a novel study into our daily reading curriculum will help to teach our students how to cooperate, take turns, and have engaged in peer discussions. Students will be able to work on their listening and speaking skills, both listening and reading comprehension throughout this novel study using collaborative conversations, answering questions and reading with peers and independently.

Ms. Carpenter
Grades 3-5
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

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 48 students.

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 Ms. Carpenter is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 25 $139.75

Materials cost

$139.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$184.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.58

Total project goal

$217.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$217.22

5 Donors

-$167.22

Donations toward project cost

-$142.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.08

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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":"Stockton","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5368660],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3377856,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/rocking-readers-in-need-of-books/3377856/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":48,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Carpenter","authorIds":{"5368660":{"owner":"Ms. Carpenter","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3377856],"proposalHash":"1394914593","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5368660_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1530046817276","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21179444,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTUwMjY2OQ==","NTM2ODY2MA==","NDYxOTc3NQ==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","NTUwMzQ0Mg==","NTUwMTk1Nw=="],"teacherId":5368660,"schoolCounty":"San Joaquin","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}