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Mr. Schaefer from Menlo Park CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Maps and Books for the New Year!

Help me give my students a class set of laminated World and U.S. maps that we will use on a daily basis and over 80 new high-interest books that will be read for years to come.

  • $1,127 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Everyone knows how important it is for students to have access to quality books and instructional materials; unfortunately my students don't.

I teach English Language Arts and Social Studies at a high-need California public school.

My sixth grade students are developing into curious learners and avid readers before my eyes. I am committed to supporting these budding scholars through working with authentic maps and texts in our classroom. Your support will provide new materials and books for our classroom in the new year. You can help!

My Project

These materials will be used on a daily basis and make a huge difference in developing curious learners and accomplished readers. Every day in class students will be using these write-on laminated maps during instruction and will be able to refer to them any time they have a question about geography. As a result, they will become much more knowledgeable about the world and their place in it. Students will have constant access to these books and be able to choose them to read independently and to discuss what they are reading with one another. All of these resources will be used in the classroom for years to come.

Mr. Schaefer
Grades 6-8
More than half of 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 60 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
US and World Desk Map (13" x 18" Laminated) for Students, Home or Classroom Use by American Geographics • Amazon Business $8.99 32 $287.68
Becoming Naomi León (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Wangari Maathai (Women Who Inspire Biography Series) • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Althea Gibson (Sports Series) • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Harriet Tubman (Activist Series) • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Malala (Women Who Inspire Biography Series) • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Zapato Power Boxed Set #1-3 • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
Juana and Lucas: Big Problemas (Juana & Lucas) • Amazon Business $9.19 2 $18.38
Juana and Lucas • Amazon Business $7.54 2 $15.08
Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Freddie Ramos Hears It All (7) (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Marigold Mess (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Yasmin the Zookeeper • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Yasmin the Friend • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
The Beach Trip (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
The Secret Recipe (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Singing Superstar (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Abuela's Birthday (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Sofia's Party Shoes (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
The Missing Mouse (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Shopping Trip Trouble (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Picture Perfect (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Pedro's Big Goal • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Pedro's Mystery Club • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Pedro the Ninja • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Lights Out (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.87 2 $11.74
Yasmin the Chef • Amazon Business $5.64 2 $11.28
Yasmin the Superhero • Amazon Business $5.60 2 $11.20
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Freddie Ramos Rules New York (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Every Day Is Exciting (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90
My Fantástica Family (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90
Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow (5) (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $4.88 2 $9.76
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.42 2 $8.84
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Pedro for President • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro and the Shark • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
Pedro's Big Break • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro's Monster • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09

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