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Mrs. Dailey from Knoxville TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Character One Day at a Time

My students need books, workbooks and sensory toys to support Morning Meetings that are centered around character building.

  • $276 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school represents a large variety of students from various countries all over the world. One hundred percent of the students at my school receive free or reduced-price lunch, and the school receives Title I funds.

Want to know one of my favorite parts of my job?

I love seeing the change that students undergo over the course of the year. I am fortunate enough to see kids develop ways to express kindness each and every day. They use manners that weren't present in August. I have seen students who loathe reading turn into book lovers. Few things make me smile like seeing my kids pull out a book when they have an extra few minutes. My classroom is full of faces and personalities that will impact our future world. As a teacher, I believe it is my job to do everything I can to make sure that impact will be a positive impact!

My Project

I am asking these materials that will help me connect with my students in different ways to guide students to the correct outcome after a meltdown or episode. These materials will help me build my students' awareness of their social-emotional development. The first items are books. These will help me teach about specific emotions and how to handle different situations through pictures and examples. Lastly, the Sensory tools that will guide the students to calm quickly and safely so that we can continue learning. All of these tools will help develop a positive outcome that I am seeking within the classroom.

Hope & Wade King said, "In the game of life, children have no control over the hand they are dealt."

I already implement character development by using character traits and reinforcing those traits within my classroom expectations. However, these extra-sensory tools will take my character trait/social-emotional education to the next level. Please help me change my students' hand in life.

Mrs. Dailey
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Collection: Just the Way I Am; When I Grow Up; A Place for Everything; Sammy and the Pecan Pie; Lily and the Yucky and the Perfect Poem; Goob and His Grandpa • Amazon Business $29.07 1 $29.07
Inside Out: My Book About Who I Am and How I Feel • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $17.35 1 $17.35
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
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) (Volume 7) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
The Mindful Dragon: A Dragon Book about Mindfulness. Teach Your Dragon To Be Mindful. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids about Mindfulness, Focus and Peace. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Tween Book: A Growing-Up Guide for the Changing You • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
The Leader In Me Activity Guide Level 5 • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Leader In Me Activity Guide Level 3 • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Leader In Me Activity Guide Level 4 • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Mesh-and-Marble Fidget Toy (8-pack) - Stress / Anxiety Relief for Adults and Kids - BPA Free • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Start With Sorry: A Children's Picture Book With Lessons in Empathy, Sharing, Manners & Anger Management • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74

Materials cost

$201.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$234.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.36

Total project goal

$275.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$275.75

5 Donors

-$237.22

Donations toward project cost

-$204.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.58

match offer

-$35.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$29.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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