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Mrs. Mayo from Pasadena TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape Into a Good Book

My students need access to escape the real world and into a good book. The books on this list are from the 2018 - 2019 Texas Blue Bonnet Award list and a district competition list.

  • $556 goal

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My Students

Students at our school come to us from low socioeconomic homes. Some students live with a single parent or grandparents. They are forced to be independent humans while still learning routines themselves as young children. Many of my students are now faced with new challenges, as their homes were damaged during Hurricane Harvey.

Their minds are on things other than what they need to learn at school and sometimes it presents itself as a difficult way to meet students where they are.

They just want to be heard, understood, and feel safe while at school.

I am an ATPE member.

My Project

For this project, I requested award winning books from the Texas Blue Bonnet List for the 2018 - 2019 school year and from a district list for Name That Book Club. I encourage my students to participate in both reading list. They must read 5 of the Blue Bonnet list books to be able to vote on their favorite, and read all the books to participate in the club that competes at a district competition.

The students I teach are learning to love reading as a past time.

These books are available to them at any time, and provide an outlet to relax.

Mrs. Mayo
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Wishtree • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious (A Squirrel Girl Novel) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Bicycle Spy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Girl with the Ghost Machine • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Me and Marvin Gardens • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Garvey's Choice • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Wedgie & Gizmo • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Spirit Hunters • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules • Amazon Business $10.04 1 $10.04
The Van Gogh Deception • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Slider • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
How to Avoid Extinction • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Book 3) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World (A Squirrel Girl Novel) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Grave Images • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co.) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
One for the Murphys • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Grandpa's Ha-la-loo-ya Hambone! • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Fuzzy Mud • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Randoms • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Ms. Bixby's Last Day • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Last Day on Mars (Chronicle of the Dark Star) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
3: Lockwood & Co. Book Three The Hollow Boy • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
The Disastrous Magical Wishes of Classroom 13 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Lockwood & Co., Book Two The Whispering Skull • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
The Fantastic and Terrible Fame of Classroom 13 • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01

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