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.

 

Mrs. Seeber from Winston Salem NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rooted in Reading!

My students need engaging texts to bring the story to life as they are learning important reading skills!

  • $463 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In a school with a high poverty population, my students struggle with challenges inside and outside the classroom. Yet these students come in ready to learn and grow each day. Their creativity and positive spirits are infectious. In our high energy classroom, we are always looking for ways to increase engagement and raise the bar. My students are always up for the challenge, working hard to push past their struggles and reach for their goals. They have so much to offer the world and I enjoy working with them to unlock their potential!

My Project

It is tough to keep students motivated and engaged when using reading textbooks. Students can lose interest and view reading as a chore. We are excited to try a new reading program and breathe new life into our classroom reading instruction. We will be using picture books with engaging text that make the story come alive, while increasing the rigor in the class and learning all the necessary reading skills!

These books bring a depth to our reading instruction that will light the love of reading for each student that will last a lifetime!

Our goal is to teach the reading skills and foster the love of reading. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the skills as we make learning fun and interesting!

Mrs. Seeber
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

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. Seeber is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mizuno LR6 Volleyball Kneepad, Black, Small • Amazon Business $23.03 1 $23.03
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Pinduli (ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards) • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Candy Smash (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
The Magic Trap (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

Materials cost

$332.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$393.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.37

Total project goal

$462.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$462.46

4 Donors

-$412.46

Donations toward project cost

-$350.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.87

Matching donations from our partners

-$50.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offers 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":"Winston Salem","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5160148],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3066255,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/rooted-in-reading/3066255/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":17,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Seeber","authorIds":{"5160148":{"owner":"Mrs. Seeber","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3066255],"proposalHash":"147518703","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21138205,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIzNDM4NQ==","NTEzMzU3NQ==","NTE2NTA0Mw==","MjYxNzQ3Nw==","MzQwMDExMw==","MzcwMw=="],"teacherId":5160148,"schoolCounty":"Forsyth","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}