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. Kraby from East Boston MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today's Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders!

My students need a way to practice reading independently at the right level during reading time. Your donation will help students in the most critical stages of reading development become stronger and more confident readers!

  • $610 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"To assist a child we must provide her with an environment which will enable her to develop freely."—Maria Montessori

A Montessori classroom is a magical place!

Not magical in the fantasy sense, but because of the astonishing things that can be observed when children are given the freedom of choice and experience autonomy over their learning. Through this child-centered philosophy of education, children learn to respect and care for their environment, solve real-world and academic problems, and grow into the self-driven leaders the world needs them to be. They are encouraged to follow their own interests and passions and express their learning in ways that speak to them. Children learn best when they are intrinsically motivated, rather than rewarded by adult-imposed praises and prizes.

Because Montessori education does not fit the mold of the traditional model of education, most Montessori schools are independent/private schools. Our unique little school is a public Montessori school offering a free education to our local, urban community! The children are incredibly creative, concerned with social justice, passionate about the environment, and enthusiastic researchers. Thank you for supporting our future leaders!

My Project

Reading is arguably the most important skill elementary students learn in school. It unlocks the entire world for them for life! That's why early reading is called "decoding"—they are literally breaking a code and discovering a whole world of meaning! In a Montessori classroom, many materials are literacy based. In order to access the content of these rich cultural materials, children need to develop independent reading skills. In order to build these skills, we make reading a central part of our school day. We do daily Read Alouds with thoughtfully chosen books to spark discussion and introduce skills. We also hold small group reading lessons geared toward specific reading levels. What we don't currently have in our classroom is a leveled book library where children can practice reading books of their specific reading level when they are not in a lesson.

Reading a book that's "just the right fit" ensures that children are experiencing enough repetition of the same sounds and spelling patterns in order to gain fluency at that level.

When the level becomes comfortable, they are ready for the next challenge. With a classroom leveled library, children will be able to read books of their level on their own and make daily progress toward their reading goals.

Ms. Kraby
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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

10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 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. Kraby is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Kindergarten BestSellers (18 books) • AKJ Education $92.13 1 $92.13
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 2 Best Sellers (20 books) • AKJ Education $87.29 1 $87.29
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 1 Best Sellers (20 books) • AKJ Education $80.23 1 $80.23
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 2 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $78.34 1 $78.34
Guided Reading Collection: Kindergarten Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $73.33 1 $73.33
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 1 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $69.92 1 $69.92

Materials cost

$481.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$518.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.49

Total project goal

$609.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$609.95

9 Donors

-$559.95

Donations toward project cost

-$475.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.99

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":"East Boston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5408433],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3312931,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/todays-readers-tomorrows-leaders/3312931/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Kraby","authorIds":{"5408433":{"owner":"Ms. Kraby","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3312931],"proposalHash":"1138474017","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5408433_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1528892007390","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21187289,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTQwODQzMw==","NTQ2NTcwNg==","MTA2ODc0NA==","NDYzMjk5NA==","NTQ2NTU3Ng==","NDk4NzU1OQ==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","NTQ2NTY1Ng==","NTQ2NjEwNA==","NTQ3MzA0Mg=="],"teacherId":5408433,"schoolCounty":"Suffolk","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}