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Ms. Maurer from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is FUNdamental!

My students need high interest and engaging books with strong characters in their classroom library!

  • $662 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are 26 creative and hardworking first grade students in our classroom. We are the only first grade class in a high needs, low-income school on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Despite so many hardships outside of our four walls, my students are eager to learn and do their best. I want them to not just feel safe, but to feel brave in our classroom by taking risks and asking questions while leading their own learning.

Many of my students come from families that struggle to provide their children with supplies for school.

I aim to inspire our earliest learners on a path of academic excellence by immersing them in a supportive, engaging and thought-provoking environment.

My Project

Our reading and writing workshops are closely intertwined as we learn about series books and the authors that write them. Students use the lessons and crafts in published books from awesome, admirable authors to create their own book series. Students love seeing the development of characters and connections in series books. They read them during reading workshop, and then they can use them to serve as mentor texts for writers workshop.

With these new books, students will become better readers and writers!

These collections of series books are series that first grade students are excited to read. Series books get children hooked on reading because once they read one book and love it; they want to read them all!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant and Piggie (17 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $127.08 1 $127.08
Fly Guy Complete Collection Series Set Books 1-11 (#1 Hi! Fly Guy, #2 Super Fly Guy, #3 Shoo, Fly Guy!, #4 There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Guy, #5 Fly High, Fly Guy!, #6 Hooray For Fly Guy, #7 I Spy Fly Guy, #8 Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl, #9 Buzz Boy and Fly Guy, #10 Fly Guy vs The Flyswatter, #11 Ride, Fly Guy, Ride) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Pigeon (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $61.31 1 $61.31
Dr. Seuss (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $58.31 1 $58.31
Froggy (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $50.81 1 $50.81
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection • AKJ Education $36.46 1 $36.46
Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Scaredy Squirrel • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Scaredy Squirrel at Night • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Chester's Way • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Weekend with Wendell • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lilly's Big Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Julius, the Baby of the World • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Froggy's Best Babysitter • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Froggy's Halloween • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Froggy's Worst Playdate • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Froggy's First Kiss • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Penny and Her Marble • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Penny and Her Song • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Penny and Her Doll • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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