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Mrs. Miicke from Rib Lake WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Inspire Young Minds

Help me give my students books that promote kindness, understanding, diversity, and investigative learning. These books will inspire students to go above and beyond, to think outside the box, to show empathy and to learn.

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is a fantastic group of hardworking, motivated, and giving second graders. Their attitudes are positive, and they love to learn. However, with many budget cuts and our low income community, it is hard to meet the demands of student needs.

These students devour any challenge or new topic brought up in class.

They have a love for learning and investigating new ideas. Recently, I've noticed a need for new books to lead mini-lessons with. My students love reading, however most of our books are hand-me-downs from the teachers who retired before I got to our school. My students want current books that teach kindness, diversity and understanding.

These students are from a low income community yet they are immensely successful. Our school district is a Blue Ribbon School that recently was recognized as one of the top elementary schools in the state. I'm telling you, these kids are amazing!

My Project

My students are craving new books! Most books in our classroom are older than the school building. Help me show students that there is a world of diversity and kindness just waiting for them.

The books in this project are books by authors that really emphasize character building, empathy, diversity and kindness, as well as teach children to have voices within themselves inspiring them or helping them grow as human beings.

It is never too early to teach children how to be kind and caring to others and to themselves. In addition, it is never to early to teach students the power of perseverance and acceptance. These books will create endless teaching opportunities to help them grow. Please help my second graders become the best versions of themselves!

Mrs. Miicke
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Charlotte and the Rock • Amazon Business $15.06 1 $15.06
The Monster Who Wanted It All (WorryWoo Monsters) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Very Frustrated Monster (WorryWoo Monsters) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Monster Who Couldn't Decide (The Worrywoo Monsters) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Angry Dragon (Emotions & Feelings) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Don't Feed The WorryBug (WorryWoo Monsters) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Whose Story Is This, Anyway? • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Sticks • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole (Irma S and James H Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
Fix Your Dragon’s Attitude: Help Your Dragon To Adjust His Attitude. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Bad Attitude, Negative Behaviors, and Attitude Adjustment. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Train Your Dragon To Follow Rules: Teach Your Dragon To NOT Get Away With Rules. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids To Understand The Importance of Following Rules. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 11) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Ursa's Light • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
High Five • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
I'm Trying to Love Math • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
Giraffe Problems • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
When Pencil Met Eraser • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Most People • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Wilma Jean - The Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Am Earth: An Earth Day Book for Kids • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
Lubna and Pebble • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
I Will Be Fierce • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Train Your Dragon To Accept NO: Teach Your Dragon To Accept ‘No’ For An Answer. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Disagreement, Emotions and Anger Management (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
Rosie's Glasses • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug (Dinosaur Books, Dinosaur Books for Kids, Dinosaur Picture Books, Read Aloud Family Books, Books for Young Children) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$467.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.03

Total project goal

$593.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.56

4 Donors

-$89.99

Donations toward project cost

-$76.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.49

Matching donations from our partners

-$503.57

Match offers toward project cost

-$428.03

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.54

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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