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Mrs. Asmus
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $267 still needed
Distance learning
These materials will help students continue learning through school closures and other scheduling uncertainties related to coronavirus. Items will be delivered to the location chosen by the teacher.

Books for Teacher and Student Exploration

Help me give my students the experience of a well-rounded education with student voice as a guiding light.

My Students

I work in a Title I school district, which means that the majority of my students come from poor economic backgrounds. I believe school should be their escape. It should be fun and a place where they learn that anything is possible.

It is my goal to expose my students to the generosity of the world.

I have had smaller projects funded through this site. My students were in awe knowing that complete strangers cared about them and their success. My hope is that they will pay your generosity forward in the future.

My Project

We will use these books during distance learning to conduct teacher-led whole-class text to self activities via ZOOM. I will read portions independently or along with student teachers and classroom students (depending on our reading level), then take key elements out of them to reflect upon the validity of the content. Then as a class, we will discuss the deeper context of the text. Topics included will pose questions such as, How do you feel about what the author is proposing? What would you do? Would any of these key ideas make your educational experience a better one? Would you feel comfortable trying these techniques with me in the classroom?

As I analyze this year's student data, self-regulation and classroom engagement is where my students are lacking.

Being able to conduct a whole-class book study/mind shift would make our classroom a better place to be and will give my students the skills they need to prepare them for the ever-changing world.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Developing Mind, Second Edition: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) • Amazon Business $21.65 1 $21.65
The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative • Amazon Business $21.25 1 $21.25
Inuit Morality Play: The Emotional Education of a Three-Year-Old • Amazon Business $21.07 1 $21.07
The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Never Get Angry Again: The Foolproof Way to Stay Calm and in Control in Any Conversation or Situation • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
2, 4, 6, 8 This Is How We Regulate: 75 Play Therapy Activities to Increase Mindfulness in Children • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
The Second Brain: A Groundbreaking New Understanding Of Nervous Disorders Of The Stomach And Intestine • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Cow in the Parking Lot: A Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59

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