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.

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

Mrs. Thomas from Lakeside CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Build Our 5th Grade Classroom Library

Help me give my students an engaging library to help create a love of reading, self reflection, connection, and understanding.

  • $240 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with unique population of students, with many different backgrounds, cultures, personalities, and needs. While they each have diverse needs, as a whole they have many social/emotional needs. I work hard to create a safe and supportive environment where students take charge of their own learning. I believe it's important for students to relate to the content and reflect on their learning, in various ways.

I am entering my 2nd year of teaching and I am excited to teach 5th grade in the upcoming school year!

All students deserve the best; help me make that possible!

My Project

Reading is such an important part of school and such a great way to enhance learning in all areas. Please help us build a 5th grade classroom library with these books that this population of students can relate to and connect with.

The books selected for our library will allow students to see themselves in the central messages and themes.

Some of the books will be used as read aloud and in literacy circles. I love creating a recommended section of books that students get excited about and often kickstarts their own taste in books. Our classroom and students deserve the best, help us.

Mrs. Thomas
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. Thomas is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gravity • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
If Sharks Disappeared (If Animals Disappeared) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
It's a Fungus Among Us: The Good, the Bad & the Downright Scary • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Shouting at the Rain • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha) • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
What's the Matter in Mr. Whiskers' Room? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Ungifted • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Spaced Out (Moon Base Alpha) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.66 1 $6.66
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Lakeside","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5641378],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4203957,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Thomas","authorIds":{"5641378":{"owner":"Mrs. Thomas","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4203957],"proposalHash":"1570418834","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21237618,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjQwNDA1Mw==","NTY1NDkyMg==","NTY0MTM3OA=="],"teacherId":5641378,"schoolCounty":"San Diego","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}