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Mrs. Boschen from Sunnyvale CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books that Build Character

My students need books that teach them about key character development skills.

  • $286 goal

This project expired on July 28, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love school, but don't always know how to interact with one another in a positive way.

My students are low-income English learners who enjoy school, but struggle with reading and math.

Most of my students are reading one to two years below grade level. Along with their academic needs, my students have great social needs. They come from a variety of family situations, but some of them don't have good models of healthy relationships at home.

My Project

I am asking for a variety of books that teach about developing character. There are a variety of books from topics such as bullying, making friends, how to check yourself before blurting out, to how to work together as a team. Each book focuses on a character who needs a little extra help. Through these read alouds, my students will engage in activities that build relationships with their classmates and establish a safe environment to learn and grow as a child.

My classroom is a conglomeration of 25 individuals that come together daily to learn about reading, math, social studies, and science.

Often, we need to take time to learn how to learn with one another. This project will help my students reflect on their behavior and break down barriers that keep them from learning.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Don't Laugh at Me (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon $14.66 1 $14.66
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon $9.86 1 $9.86
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon $9.36 1 $9.36
Weird!: A Story About Dealing with Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Tough!: A Story about How to Stop Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Dare!: A Story about Standing Up to Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Tough!: A Story about How to Stop Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
It's Hard To Be a Verb! • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
How To Be Comfortable In Your Own Feathers • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
Hey! You're Great! • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Confessions of a Former Bully • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon $6.94 1 $6.94
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon $6.86 1 $6.86
I Just Want to Do It My Way!: My Story About Staying on Task and Asking for Help (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon $6.57 1 $6.57
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon $6.35 1 $6.35
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon $6.02 1 $6.02
Personal Space Camp • Amazon $5.77 1 $5.77

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