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Mrs. Bottomley from Lake Geneva WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Being Kind is the Best

My students need materials and books in class to complete our social and emotional goals of the district. These skills are life-long and have an amazingly positive impact.

  • $314 goal

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My Students

We have around 400 students. Many who are open enrolled (around 13%) who choose to come to our school because of it’s wonderful reputation. 46% of the student population is economically disadvantaged, almost 23% of the population are students with disabilities and about 8% of students have limited English proficiency. However, our students are amazing, wonderful and inspiring people, they show huge growth in subject areas. Their hard work and determination has helped our school to earn an amazing 5-star rating on the state report card.

My Project

I am wishing to provide my students with character development books and other resources to enhance their character. I would like to add more resources that focus on life skills and mental health.

Students need to see how important empathy, kindness, problem-solving and emotions are, in real-life situations.

Children are the key component to our future and giving them the tools to succeed is essential to their development.

Some of the themes that will help with social-emotional development are character building, respect, honesty, empathy, and kindness. Children today need these skills in order to cope with life's stressful and ever-changing situations.

Mrs. Bottomley
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 16 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Be Kind • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Dot • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
I Hate Everything!: A book about feeling angry (Our Emotions and Behavior) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Fruit Salad Friend: Recipe for A True Friend • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Not Yet • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71

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