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Ms. Liss from New Orleans LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Growth Mindset and Relationships!

My students need more quality literature to learn social and emotional skills.

  • $462 goal

This project expired on August 3, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a third grade classroom in the New Orleans area! We are a small, growing charter school with diverse learners. Our school involves very individualized and directed learning.

We are a classroom of risk takers and problem solvers!

Many of my students do not have their own books at home but are eager to read. As a young teacher, I am currently working on growing my own classroom library as well as providing other resources to help students gain more background knowledge in various content areas! I am hoping to have a slew of social-emotional literature in our classroom library! My students love working in small groups and learning together. Through collaborative learning, our classroom is full of creativity and excitement. Through more social-emotional literature, I hope to see students working together and understanding each other's differences.

My Project

My students have been engaged in units on social and emotional skills all school year! One thing that I have found to be missing is the texts in my library to aid in modeling appropriate social and emotional skills. The literature in this project will support my students in these skills revolving around having a growth mindset as well as relationships with their peers and others outside of school. Each of these books enhance our lessons. My students love listening to these quality books in read-alouds and then reading each of them themselves during their silent reading time.

Each of these books models various characters that have a healthy growth mindset in their lives as well as positive relationships with others.

These models will aid my students in working on their own power of YET as well as communication with their friends and family.

Ms. Liss
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flight School • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Almost • Amazon Business $15.07 1 $15.07
How to Catch a Star • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Peanut Butter & Cupcake • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
It's Okay to Make Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Boy Who Wouldn't Share • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
The OK Book • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Listen and Learn • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Share and Take Turns (Learning to Get Along, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Interrupting Chicken • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Hunter's Best Friend at School • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Whistle for Willie • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
How to Lose All Your Friends (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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