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Ms. McDade from Ceres CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Stop Bullying and Promote Citizenship

My students need books that will help with social skills. They need help dealing with bullying. My Mouth is a Volcano, Zach Apologizes, and The Invisible Boy will help!

  • $175 goal

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My Students

When my students come to school, they are coming not only to learn, but to receive the interaction and positive attention that isn't always available to them at home. We also learn how to be kind and patient. "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" --Aristotle

The students in my classroom come from very humble backgrounds and are often English Language Learners.

The transition from first grade to second grade can be very scary for them, but Walter White Elementary is a school that supports every aspect of their learning process. In our classroom we learn how to be kind, grateful, patient; how to apologize and forgive. My students thrive on positive feedback and love reading books that have characters they can relate to. Of course they struggle with the rigorous curriculum, but every morning when I pick them up for a new school day--they are all eager and smiling!

My Project

Smiles can turn to tears very quickly in a classroom full of 2nd graders. Sometimes it is hard for them to be empathetic, forgiving, apologetic, kind, or patient. These skills need to be directly taught and modeled for them. These books will be a wonderful way for us to discuss social skills. They will come to understand that we will all be happier if we know how to be good citizens and friends!

Often in second grade lessons are interrupted because of conflicts between students during class.

This means that I have to stop the instruction and solve the conflict before learning can take place. If we had these wonderful social skills books, our class can have meaningful discussions about kindness, patience, and gratitude that will prevent so many problems. These books will help us be better citizens so we can focus on the important thing--getting smart!

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Ms. McDade
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... Molly Bang • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Grateful • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
I Can''t Believe You Said That! • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
Zach Apologizes • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
My Mouth Is a Volcano! A014 • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
Share and Take Turns (Learning to Get Along Series) Cheri J. • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Manners in the Lunchroom • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Manners at School • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37

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