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Mrs. P. from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

City Girls Have Manners, Too!

My students need 20 journals, 3 books, mosaics, and craft punches.

  • $398 goal

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I teach 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The school is in the inner city. Most of my students are considered to live below the poverty level, however their spirit is rich with love and respect for me and each other.

One day, I corrected one of the girls on the way she was sitting (with a skirt on). That moment sparked a lengthy conversation about manners and etiquette. It told me a lot about the confusing messages the media sends and gave me insight about my girls' self esteem.

Some people feel that manners and etiquette should be taught at home. Unfortunately, for some girls, there isn't any one at home to talk to. So, we started a Girls Etiquette Club after school. We read and talk about manners and maturity. We need a small variety of books to reference and journals to track their feelings and growth.

My goal is not to make a bunch of 21st century Emily Post look-a-likes, but to help girls feel proud of themselves, respect themselves, and love themselves. You can help raise the self esteem of a young girl by supporting this project. Thanks in advance!

Mrs. P.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tear up This Book!: The Sticker, Stencil, Stationery, Games, Crafts, Doodle, and Journal Book for Girls! (American Girl Library Series) Keri Smith, Keri Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 10 $89.50
Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers Walter Hoving, Joe Eula (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.60 1 $13.60
Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids Cindy Post Senning, Peggy Post, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Spectrum Mosaics for Paper Crafts, Pkg. of 4000 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $8.99 3 $26.97
Clever Lever Super Craft Punches, Set 2 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $45.39 1 $45.39
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book Journal Manufactured by Pleasant Company Publications, Norm Bendell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 10 $71.50
A Smart Girl's Guide to Manners Nancy Holyoke, Michelle Watkins (Editor), Cathi Mingus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95

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