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Ms. Vollman from Huntersville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Building Character & Growth Mindset

My students need to learn about character building, growth mindset, problem solving and more through children's books!

  • $370 goal

This project expired on December 12, 2018.

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My Students

I am very excited to begin my third year as a Bulldog! I teach 3rd grade, what some people might call the most important year of the elementary career! I have students from all different backgrounds and learning levels and my goal is to ensure that they all have an environment which is conducive to their specific learning style and needs.

Every morning to start our day, our students gather for Morning Meeting.

Morning meeting is the time where we come together as a class to greet, share and build classroom relationships. We began Morning Meeting, with fidelity, last year. Each classroom from Kindergarten through 5th grade participates in Morning Meeting. It is a part of the CMS Personalized Digital Learning initiative that focuses on building up and catering to the Whole Child. This a time where we as teachers get to know each student on a personal level, help build classroom relationships and help the students to form positive character traits to establish a warm and friendly classroom community and environment.

My Project

Each morning after the final morning bell rings, all classes in the entire school gather for Morning Meeting. My class is called to the circle by a student leader. Once everyone is settled they review our Morning Meeting norms. Then they get to vote on which greeting they will use to greet each other for the day. After the greeting has been selected and carried out, it is share time. Students get to share a story from the weekend or their answer to a "would you rather" question or what they are most thankful for. Then we get to the main part of our morning meeting time; our lesson of the morning. We focus mostly on character and relationship building. We discuss topics from Growth Mindset to feelings to individuality to problem solving.

What better way to learn about these topics than to read a book about them?

These children's books about these topics will help them relate to the characters in the stories. We use these stories to help them understand the importance of these topics and lead into points of discussion that we can have together as a class. Then after we read the book together, the book will be put into the classroom library for them to read and revisit as they choose.

Ms. Vollman
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Back-to-School Rules • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Beautiful • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
I Won't Give Up (Persistence Project) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Will Try (MIndful Mantras) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Not Yet • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Mindset Matters (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
This School Year Will Be the BEST! • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31

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