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Mrs. Handyside from Shelton WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Building a Vibrant, Kind, & Amazing Classroom Community!

Help me give my students books such as the book Grumpy Goat which teaches in a colorful way that we all have emotions.

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every year I have the best students. They come to me as former firsties and start out as sensational seconds. Second graders are curious about the world, kind and caring, and generally have a natural "can do" attitude. They want their friends to play with them and are willing to add others to their circle of friends. The great thing about second grade students is they have a sense of who they are in the world, but are willing to try new things. My students are bubbly, feisty (in a good way), and just plain FUN! I am proud and lucky to be a 2nd grade teacher to wonderful 7 and 8 year olds!

My Project

Books are an engaging way to teach topics such as making mistakes, or making new friends. Children's books are colorful and the word choice delightful. Children will learn about classroom community, positive mindset, kindness, and many other social aspects in life.

The books I chose can be used to teach the students that making mistakes isn't always a bad thing, remembering to be kind to everyone, and that everyone will have a "grumpy" day once in awhile!

In education we call children's books that can be used to teach a lesson a mentor text. Each book on my list can be used as a mentor text for teaching or for the student to read and enjoy.

Mrs. Handyside
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grumpy Goat • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Pencil: A Story With A Point • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Augustus and His Smile • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Perfect • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09

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