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Mrs. A. from Meridian ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Ban Bullies

My students need stories to help illustrate how to be a good friend, classmate, problem-solver, and leader.

  • $343 goal

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My Students

Hearing from students that their friends are being mean to them is one of the most heart-breaking problems teachers deal with. School should be a place where all students feel safe and valued, and I want to make sure that is happening by equipping my students with the social skills needed to be a good friend to others. Character Education and Social Skills books will help my students learn how to appropriately solve conflict with their classmates.

Teaching students how to respect others, disagree politely, and take turns are things that we have to talk about on a daily basis in Second Grade.

Every kid has a different life at home, so it is critical to our classroom community that we take time every day to talk about how to be kind, a good friend, and a good student. Teaching these students coping and self-regulation when they are feeling upset are tools that are going to last them a life time. If kids are facing these big feelings now, then teachers need to provide students with a way to regain composure, and stories provide students with solutions they can relate to.

My Project

These stories will help my students gain confidence and improve their relationships with their peers; this will allow more time to be focused on instruction and less on figuring out who took who's pencil without asking.

School isn't just about learning math facts; I am here to help my kids feel loved, confident, and safe by equipping them with the social tools they need to get along with their peers.

Here are some of the messages are taught in the stories in my grant:

-How to disagree respectfully


-Putting others before yourself

-The importance of diversity

-Individuality is important

-How to listen to others

-How to be a friend

-How to deal with big feelings

-How to handle a bad day

-Kindness brings people together

These are the lessons that we want our kids walking away with as they enter the world on their own, but unfortunately there isn't a curriculum for that. But by reading these stories and having meaningful discussions about the situations the characters are in, we're able to shape these little learners into loving leaders.

Mrs. A.
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Be Kind • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Rot, the Cutest in the World! • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
The Potato Chip Champ: Discovering Why Kindness Counts • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
The Fruit Salad Friend: Recipe for A True Friend • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
When Miles Got Mad • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $9.04 1 $9.04
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Cool Down and Work Through Anger (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Crabby Pants (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Talk and Work It Out (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Bee-Wigged • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44

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