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Mrs. Ippel from Gallup NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Broadening Our World With Books

Help me give my students 50 new, great selection of nonfiction books and the newest fiction books from our favorite series.

  • $633 goal

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My Students

I have a group of 24-second graders who live in New Mexico. Our classroom is bright with many smiling faces. Every student in our classroom receives free or reduced-price breakfast. No matter students' life situations, students find a safe, nurturing, and loving environment in our classroom. It is also a place where I try to provide my students with many opportunities to learn creatively, courageously, and collaboratively.

My students are wonderful students who are energetic and enthusiastic about learning.

My group of second graders are filled with excitement for learning and reading. Whenever we move to our reader's workshop time, many of my students cheer because they have looked forward to this time of the day.

My Project

New titles, new genres, and more of our favorites- these additions to our library keep students sparked and excited about reading. Our books circulate through 25 student book bins every day. It is so important to develop an ever-growing library filled with a wide range of books- classics and new.

Our school provides zero dollars towards new books for students so our classroom library is dependent on donors and personal funds.

Many of these books in this project are the newest nonfiction books. My classroom library lacks a wide range of nonfiction selections and I am hoping to expose my students to these biographies, historical picture books, and science books. The fiction books are other newest released books that are part of our favorite series.

I always love to see the affect new books have on my students' growing love for reading. I am especially excited to see a developing love for nonfiction books in my classroom.

Mrs. Ippel
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
How to Be an Elephant • Amazon Business $16.81 1 $16.81
Red and Lulu • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $14.64 1 $14.64
I Am Leonardo da Vinci (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Blizzard • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Hammering for Freedom • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Creekfinding: A True Story • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
The One Day House • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Hole Story of the Doughnut • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Carter Reads the Newspaper • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation (Environmental Science for ... and You for Kids, Conservation for Kids) • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Giant Squid (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
I am Walt Disney (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carrexf1o Played the Piano for President Lincoln • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pig the Tourist (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I am Lucille Ball (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
The Scarecrow • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
I am Marie Curie (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
From Wheat to Bread (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Tree to Paper (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Cotton to T-Shirt (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Flower to Honey (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Leather to Football (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Merry Christmas, Strega Nona • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
From Milk to Ice Cream (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I am Billie Jean King (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Strega Nona Meets Her Match • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Snow Globe Family • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Big Anthony: His Story • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
From Sheep to Sweater (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bedtime Is Canceled • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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