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Ms. Bell from Maplewood MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Being The Best Teacher For My Students!

My students need a positive, upbeat learning community. As a second year teacher, I will use these professional development books to help me best serve my students and meet their needs.

  • $197 goal

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My Students

I teach a phenomenal group of 4th and 5th graders! Being the only combination class in the school, my students embrace the opportunity to meet new students, take risks, and challenge themselves in this unique environment. Together, we have created a fun and accepting classroom community.

My students are passionate learners, and always strive to be leaders within our school.

They enter the room with a positive mindset and an eagerness to learn new things. I am proud to be their teacher!

My Project

This year will be my second year as a teacher. I am lucky enough to teach at the school where I completed my student teaching - and to have some of the same students who were with me as I was learning to be a teacher in my class again! These students make me excited to come to work every day and push me to be the very best teacher I can be. Being a new teacher, I am constantly learning and striving to grow as a teacher. These professional development books will help me be the best teacher I can for my students.

Being a new teacher, I have spent over $1,000 from my pocket on my classroom.

Between decorations, school supplies, building my classroom library, and other materials, I am constantly buying things for my students and classroom. I want my students to have the best education experience! By donating to this project, you will be helping this new teacher provide a positive, successful year for my 4th and 5th graders.

Ms. Bell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • Amazon Business $39.10 1 $39.10
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $22.73 1 $22.73
DIY Literacy: Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence • Amazon Business $21.62 1 $21.62
The First Six Weeks of School • Amazon Business $21.26 1 $21.26
Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms • Amazon Business $17.64 1 $17.64
Happy Teachers Change the World: A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88

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