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Ms. H. from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3rd Grade Bully Prevention Reading Group with Townsend Press

My students need 2 copies of "Bullying in Schools" and 1-3 copies each of 32 other discussion starter books to begin a Let's Talk About It group on how to prevent bullying.

  • $520 goal

This project expired on April 22, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Tom Field once said,"Those can, do. Those who can't, bully". We need to stop bullying in schools. We need to help students become successful communicators. I want to create a discussion group for 3rd graders because if you can talk about it, you can prevent it.

My school is a neighborhood school but it is a school in transition.

We are becoming a pocket of poverty. One out of four families receive SSSI or Public Assistance. Over 1/2 of my students qualify for free and reduced breakfast and lunch. Our student population is racially and ethnically diverse. 10% of my students are in bilingual/bi-cultural program. I have students who have recently arrived from Somalia, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Pakistan, as well as, Natives from Alaskan rural areas. Although they represent the very best in America, many of my students suffer from low self esteem. We have a problem with bullying and teasing in 3rd grade classrooms.

My Project

It is so true that literature has the capacity to get students thinking about solving important issues. Reading books about bullies can help my 3rd graders come to terms with very real and serious problem. They can "see" how the behavior hurts other children and then we can discuss what to do about real bullies. The 33 books for this project were selected to create compassion and empathy. Using a literature as a discussion starter is a large part of my Resolving Conflict curriculum but I don't have anything for my 3rd students on this important topic. My library desperately needs books with positive role models so I can help my students.

Books that illustrate the ways people can be different from each other can promote understanding and respect.

I desperately need to add discussion starter books for 3rd graders to my library. Help Townsend Press help us acquire these important books.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oliver Button Is a Sissy • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Song Lee and the "I Hate You" Notes • AKJ Books $2.95 3 $8.85
Odd Velvet Mary Whitcomb, Tara Calahan King (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $11.09 2 $22.18
Cow That Went OINK • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
The Gnats of Knotty Pine • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Brianna, Jamaica, and the Dance of Spring Juanita Havill, An • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
The Owl And the Woodpecker • AKJ Books $6.26 1 $6.26
Best Place to Read Debbie Bertram, Michael Garland (Illustra • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Amelia in What Makes You Happy • AKJ Books $16.86 1 $16.86
What Makes You Happy • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
Big Al and Shrimpy • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
Big Friend, Little Friend • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale • AKJ Books $17.06 1 $17.06
When I Feel Good About Myself • AKJ Books $14.39 1 $14.39
Talk Peace • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
Swimmy Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.57 2 $25.14
Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
The Hero of Third Grade • AKJ Books $11.80 1 $11.80
Peaceful Piggy Meditation • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Peaceful Piggy Yoga • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story about Bullying Becky Ray McC • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Bully Free Zone in a Jar • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
How Family Lives In America • AKJ Books $5.17 2 $10.34
A Rainbow of Friends • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past • AKJ Books $5.91 2 $11.82
Six Crows • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
Aggie and Will (Rookie Reader Series) Larry Dane Brimner, Re • AKJ Books $14.43 1 $14.43
Jamaica Is Thankful • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
Josephina Hates Her Name • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... Molly Bang • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
The Island of the Skog • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Gettin'' Through Thursday • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
Bullying in Schools • AKJ Books $1.00 2 $2.00

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