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Ms. Norman from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Grow Healthy Kids

Help me give my students books that teach and strengthen their social and emotional skills, and help them learn to cope with life's challenges.

  • $579 goal

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My Students

Every morning, I wake up excited to see the 550 sleepy faces that greet me in the halls of our school. My students are vibrant, passionate, and have tons of love to give. As one of the counselors, I am lucky enough to get to guide and learn from them as they grow up. My students are culturally and linguistically diverse and many come to school with histories of trauma and the chronic stress that comes from living in poverty. Their needs are high, but their strength and resiliency is even higher.

My Project

Books have a special way of healing kids in ways that nothing else can. I’ve watched kids struggling with grief and trauma pick up the perfect picture book and suddenly understand the nature of loss. I’ve sat side by side kids in classrooms who read a book about difference and tolerance who turn toward their classmate with changed hearts. I’ve read books about emotions to kids who develop stronger self-awareness and self-control after just a few pages. My students deserve access to the scores of wonderful social emotional learning books that are out there! Help me build my library so that they can see themselves in the pages.

Ms. Norman
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 550 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Character Education (12 Books) • AKJ Education $93.38 1 $93.38
Plastic Bins 6 pack assorted colors • AKJ Education $35.03 2 $70.06
Emotions (9 Books) • AKJ Education $65.57 1 $65.57
Tangle Junior Set • Nasco $10.75 2 $21.50
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the Story of Dr. Temple Gr • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
My Magic Breath • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Recess Queen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Bad Seed • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ada Twist, Scientist • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
There Might Be Lobsters • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Willy and the Cloud • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Am Peace • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Giant Pompon Balls - Pkg. of 12 • Nasco $10.25 1 $10.25
Tease Monster A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Stress Balls • Nasco $9.25 1 $9.25
Grief is Like a Snowflake • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
It's Hard to Be a Verb! • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Soda Pop Head • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Sometimes Jokes Aren't Funny: What to Do About Hidden Bullying • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80

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