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Ms. Cline from Caseyville IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Be Kind!

My students need beginning of the year books showing positive behavior and good character.

  • $297 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hardworking and excited about learning! I teach second grade in a low income district with a large number of English Language Learners. More than half of my class is made of up English Language Learners.

Through literature I teach my students good character and instill a love of reading!

My goal each year is to teach my students the power of kindness and the power of reading. A classroom library filled with positive character building books is the foundation for making this goal attainable.

My Project

It is incredibly important to begin the school year with positive strong behavior management and character building lessons. I strive to create a positive classroom environment with clear classroom expectations from day one.

I have learned that one of the most powerful ways to create a positive classroom environment is through strong literature.

My students are able to understand classroom expectations more clearly through read-alouds. They begin to relate to characters in stories and the characters' experiences. Not only do read-alouds help to create a positive environment, they also help to instill a love of reading from day one in my classroom.

My students love to be read aloud to and beg me to share new and exciting books! The books I have chosen are wonderful stories that build strong character, create a sense of connection between student and character, and help instill a love of reading! Kindness and reading are what can change the world!

Ms. Cline
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie • Amazon Business $15.93 1 $15.93
Too Much Glue • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
What If Everybody Said That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Hooway for Wodney Wat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Me First (Sandpiper paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
How to Lose All Your Friends (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dex: The Heart of a Hero • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
If Everybody Did • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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