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Ms. O from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Be a Maker!

Help me give my students books that celebrate women in STEM and iPad accessories to protect our technology.

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a Title I school in Brooklyn, NY, where most students are from lower-income, immigrant, and single-parent or grandparent households. They come from many backgrounds and speak many languages. All my students are language delayed and qualify for special education services.

Teaching kids with disabilities requires a lot of love, patience, and enthusiasm.

Like any other children, they want to succeed, but learning does not come easy for my kids. The living and learning situation is not ideal. The comfort, structure, and predictability of the traditional classroom instruction are gone. My students keep showing up in my virtual classroom with a smile, happy to see their friends, learn together, and just be kids.

My Project

There are two speech providers in our school, servicing about 70+ kids from PreK to 5th grade. We are not provided with specific curriculum for our students, so we make many of our own materials and pick and choose from the ideas we find on Internet.

“In a world of possibilities, today, what will you make?” asks the book “Be A Maker.” Such a limitless question.

We “see” a main character, young imaginative girl, with a drive to build and create one thing after another. This book is a great opening to encourage girls to explore, dream big, create, and collaborate. My students are learning about the world around them. These carefully selected books will provide an opportunity for my students to celebrate women in STEM and spark their interest in these areas. The pictures and videos from If/Then collection will allow my kids to see people of every race and gender engaged in science exploration. We would need to be very creative in our teaching this year to participate in hybrid learning so I will be using an iPad to have easy access to online STEM lessons. The requested accessories will help to protect our technology.

Thank you for investing in our future! Stay safe!

Ms. O
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SUPCASE Designed for iPad 10.2 2019 Case, [Unicorn Beetle Pro Series] with Built-in Screen Protector and Dual Layer Full Body Rugged Protective Case for iPad 7th Generation (MetallicRed) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
timecity iPad 10.2 Case, 2019 iPad 7th Generation Case with Screen Protector Pencil Holder, 360° Rotatable Kickstand with Hand Strap Shoulder Strap, Shockproof Anti Scratch iPad 7th Gen Case, Red • Amazon Business $25.88 1 $25.88
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
Be a Maker • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
One Word from Sophia (The Sophia Books) • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Boxitects • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
JETech Screen Protector for iPad 7 (10.2-Inch, 2019 Model, 7th Generation), Tempered Glass Film • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
It's not easy being a Lazy Bug: A Hilarious Story For Teaching Kids The Value of Independence and Doing Things For Themselves • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Two Problems for Sophia (The Sophia Books) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Apple Pencil Case Holder, Apple Pen Accessories,1 Pouch for Pencil Tips Elastic Strap Sleeve Pocket Protective Carrying Case for USB Cable Earphone,Samsung Stylus iPad Pro Pen Pencil Holder Rose Gold • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Human Computer: Mary Jackson, Engineer (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Fossil Huntress: Mary Leakey, Paleontologist (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Be Big!: Beatrice's First Day of First Grade • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
ColorCoral Silicone Holder Case for Apple Pencil • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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