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 »
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. Lyons from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading, It Builds Character!

Help me give my students an opportunity to explore elements of fiction through an engaging read aloud.

  • $245 goal

This project expired on February 8, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 4th grade at an excellent elementary school that is paving the way for a bright future for all the students we serve.

My students are some of the most amazing individuals that I have ever met.

They are intelligent, humorous, and inquisitive. I show up to work everyday ready to give them 110% because that is what they deserve. I am the team lead for 4th grade working with 7 other talented teachers, so not only will this donation help my students and my future students, but it will help all 4th grade students at our beautiful campus and community.

My Project

I get the privilege of teaching reading through novels at my campus. I truly feel this is the best way to explore the elements of fiction. This book will become part of a class read aloud. Students each will get to have a copy in their hands. As I am reading, the students are building fluency, accuracy, and comprehension.The students become super engaged with the characters and plot. I can teach character traits, character relationships, plot, and theme all with one novel.

My students become excited about learning and applying their knowledge to the novel.

Not only can I teach fiction through this novel, I can integrate nonfiction. I can introduce nonfiction text about mice since mice play such a pivotal part of the novel. I can then teach text features, text structure, and author's purpose. There are so many educational possibilities with this novel.

Mrs. Lyons
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

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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. Lyons is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Witches • AKJ Education $5.83 30 $174.90

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


6 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


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":"Austin","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3079894],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3690741,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Lyons","authorIds":{"3079894":{"owner":"Mrs. Lyons","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3690741],"proposalHash":"-1556195987","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20633895,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjAxNDczNw==","MTI0ODE2MA==","NTk2ODQyNw==","MTM0MDky","MzMyNjA5OQ==","NjAxMTA5NA==","MzMzMjMxMg=="],"teacherId":3079894,"schoolCounty":"Travis","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}