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Ms. Mapes from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Kids' Home Libraries

Help me give my students fantastic books to read! They love so many series that are stuck in our classroom, and they would appreciate enjoying these collections in their homes!

  • $326 goal

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My Students

I teach 19 wonderful, brilliant, empathetic second graders at a Title I school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They are energetic, funny, curious, and we miss being together so much!

My students have been incredibly flexible with this change, their grace and kindness through it all have been amazing.

This project is one of many efforts to continue building on all the learning kids are doing at home and to keep our community tied together through literature.

My Project

Students have been connecting to literature and each other in incredibly creative ways. They have access to online book sites, they engage enthusiastically in our community meetings, and they take in texts all around them - the news, peers' messages, letters, and books at home.

They miss so much about school, especially our classroom library!

They would love to have more books at home, especially series. With more books at home, kids would get a break from screens, they'd be able to read more often and independently, and they could share what they've loved with their classmates.

Ms. Mapes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) $44.84 1 $44.84
Zoey and Sassafras Books 1-6 Pack $18.79 1 $18.79
Ravi's Roar (Big Bright Feelings) $12.39 1 $12.39
Alma and How She Got Her Name $12.29 1 $12.29
Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars (Kid Legends) $12.26 1 $12.26
Narwhal and Jelly Box Set (Books 1, 2, 3, AND Poster) (A Narwhal and Jelly Book) $11.99 1 $11.99
Red: A Crayon's Story $11.98 1 $11.98
Zapato Power Boxed Set #1-3 $10.49 1 $10.49
CatStronauts: Robot Rescue (CatStronauts (4)) $8.59 1 $8.59
CatStronauts: Mission Moon (CatStronauts (1)) $7.99 1 $7.99
CatStronauts: Race to Mars (CatStronauts (2)) $7.59 1 $7.59
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game $6.48 1 $6.48
Minecraft Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) $6.39 1 $6.39
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 4: Attack of the Swamp Thing (Volume 4) $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 5: Mission Star-Power (Volume 5) $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 3: Muffin Wars (Volume 3) $5.99 1 $5.99
The Beach Trip (Sofia Martinez) $5.95 1 $5.95
Lola Levine: Drama Queen $5.69 1 $5.69
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown $5.69 1 $5.69
Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme (Lola Levine (3)) $5.69 1 $5.69
Every Day Is Exciting (Sofia Martinez) $4.95 1 $4.95
My Vida Loca (Sofia Martinez) $4.95 1 $4.95
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) $2.29 1 $2.29

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