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Mrs. Bernard from Green Bay WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Being Different Is OK With Us!

Help me give my students books to explore and embrace how they are different!

  • $282 goal

This project expired on August 14, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

While all of my students live in the same neighborhood, their backgrounds, home language and cultures vary greatly. There are students with special needs, ELL needs, behaviorial needs, and emotional needs. I set high expectations for all of my students and strive to give them quality experiences that they may not otherwise receive. Hands-on experiences are crucial for my students to deeply learn within the classroom.

My students are all excited to learn in fun, engaging, student-centered ways.

My classroom is dedicated to not only teaching my students academics (letters, numbers, colors, shapes) but also incorporating social and life skills (solving disagreements calmly, taking turns, sharing their thinking with others, including others no matter their differences).

My students are hard workers who love to learn about everything using a growth mindset. They add the word "yet" to the end of their sentences when they are faced with a road block. They always embrace the challenge that they need to try hard things in order to make their brains grow.

My Project

These books will help my students to see that not everyone in the world is the same, and that is OK. They will teach my students about students with special needs and how to embrace themselves for who they are. They will also teach them more about having a growth mindset.

These books will help them to embrace their differences.

They will help them to build an acceptance and appreciation for people that have needs that are different and similar to their own. These books will also teach them how to have a growth mindset when they get to things that are tricky.

Mrs. Bernard
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Nathan's Autism Spectrum Superpowers (One Three Nine Inspired) • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Friend Like Simon - Autism / ASD (Moonbeam childrens book award winner 2009) - Special Stories Series 2 (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Flicker of Hope • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The ABCs of Rose • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
My Friend Has Autism (Friends with Disabilities) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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