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.

 
  • $274 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Kelly
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Tales For Tots In The City Of Dreams

My students need 6 sets of books for our Pre-kindergarten classroom.

My Students

"We all love stories. Telling stories about our personal and family lives is the foundation for teaching fundamental values to our children. Hearing stories expands imagination, comprehension skills, and knowledge of the world around them. Children are often shaped by stories."

I am a Pre-K teacher to 18 wonderful children in New York City.

Most of the children come from low-income families who are struggling to make ends meet. I am requesting an assortment of different books for our classroom. Our library has a limited number of books and I would like to add books that I know will appeal to the children. Many of the children do not have their own collection of picture books at home so I want to make books available to them at school. I have been sending two books a week home with each child. The parents are working with me and see the importance of reading to their children daily. Parents have a big impact on their children as reading role models. My parents are interested in education and see the importance of reading to their children. They work with me and know that their attitude and involvement can make a big difference in their child's education. I have taught early childhood grades for twenty-five years and know the picture books the children will enjoy.

My Project

I have selected books that capture a child's imagination and interest. The books I have chosen will keep the children turning pages. I believe that children will desire to become life long readers if they are exposed early to books that appeal to them. Young children love books and to be read to. Please help me in my endeavor to enrich their lives with good literature. We are also in need of workbooks that will help solidify the learning of early childhood skills in literacy. The children do not tend to look back on their work when it is on loose sheets of paper. They really take pride in seeing their work in book form and will treasure these books for many years to come. I also plan to make green eggs and ham with the class after reading the story in both English and Spanish. I am requesting a copy of this book for each child to treasure for many years to come. I plan to take a photo of each child eating the green eggs and adding this to the front cover of their new Dr.Seuss book.

Our classroom has a limited number of books and I would like to add books that I am positive will appeal to the children.

Books that will capture a child's imagination and interest. We are also in need of workbooks that will help solidify the learning of early childhood skills in literacy. My goal is to provide an enriching environment where a love of learning and reading can be instilled in all of the children in my care. Thank you for taking the time to read my proposal.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Green Eggs and Ham • AKJ Books $6.56 18 $118.08
Dot-to-dot Dinosaurs • AKJ Books $2.55 18 $45.90
Sparkle, Skate, and Spin! (Dora the Explorer) • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Things That Go • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Huevos verdes con jam n (Green Eggs and Ham) Dr. Seuss, A • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Oso pando, oso pando, que ves ah ? (Panda Bear, Panda Bea • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56

Materials cost

$199.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$232.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.05

Total project goal

$273.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$273.68

2 Donors

-$248.98

Donations toward project cost

-$232.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[45712],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1169976,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/tales-for-tots-in-the-city-of-dreams/1169976/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":18,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Kelly","authorIds":{"45712":{"owner":"Mrs. Kelly","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1169976],"proposalHash":"-1017020478","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":37974,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["OTQ4NzEw","OTkzNzkz"],"teacherId":45712,"schoolCounty":"Bronx","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}