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. Lewis from Meridian ID is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Teacher Development Books: Because Reflective Teachers Are Best for Students

I need teacher development books for my summer reading. It's that time of year, again! Time to reflect on the previous year and look forward to improving my practice to be even better next year.

  • $184 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a suburban neighborhood school that also serves as the EL Magnet school for my area. Some of my students are gifted, some receive special education services, some just have to get up and move all day, and most need to chat about their learning.

My students are a diverse bunch.

Some speak multiple languages and have traveled very far distances to join me in my classroom. Some have lived in the same suburban home their entire lives. They are a great mix of eager minds and I'm always working to strengthen their community in the classroom. They all share an eagerness for learning and growing.

My Project

This was a good school year! My students improved in so many areas. I sat back and marveled at the classroom community we developed, I celebrated their growth on standardized tests, and I beamed with pride for all they've learned.

As I move forward into next year, I am reflective and energized.

I am eager to capitalize on what worked this year and inform my practice to be even better next year. These books will become my summer reader in my relentless efforts to be the best educator I can be for my students.

This past year, I began creating a Visible Learning classroom and was so pleased with the results. These books will help me continue that journey, inspire creative and engaging student-driven lesson planning, and help me guide my students toward the use of my District's new proficiency scales.

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

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 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. Lewis is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12: Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student Learning (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $30.50 1 $30.50
Teaching Self-Discipline: The Responsive Classroom Guide to Helping Students Dream, Behave, and Achieve in Elementary School • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $21.88 1 $21.88
Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator • Amazon Business $20.58 1 $20.58
Yardsticks: Child and Adolescent Development Ages 4 - 14 • Amazon Business $19.90 1 $19.90

Materials cost

$116.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$155.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.47

Total project goal

$183.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$183.15

3 Donors

-$153.45

Donations toward project cost

-$138.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.77

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Meridian","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3840782],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"ID","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4134130,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/teacher-development-books-because-refle/4134130/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Lewis","authorIds":{"3840782":{"owner":"Mrs. Lewis","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4134130],"proposalHash":"-1021329192","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3840782_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1473482538228","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20834520,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mzg5ODIxMg==","MzkyMDAzNA==","NjU4MzQ4NQ==","Mzg0MDc4Mg=="],"teacherId":3840782,"schoolCounty":"Ada","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"ID","name":"Idaho"}}