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Ms. Fulcher from Hampstead NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Friendships Through Literature and Morning Meetings

My students need books that fosters kindness, acceptance, and respect while building a positive classroom community that enhances literacy skills during morning meetings.

  • $273 goal

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My Students

My students live in a rapidly changing coastal community with a high population of military families. Our student enrollment is consistently increasing throughout the school year so much so my district is opening a new elementary school which means students will be moving schools. This will create many challenges as we adjust to changes and build new relationships. We use a multiple tier system of supports to collaborate in order to reach all students and their diverse learning needs.

My second grade students are inquisitive and are most excited to learn when investigating how things work or finding answers to their questions through reading engaging texts.

My Project

Through the use of morning meetings I will be able to provide a time that focuses on building social and academic skills. The Morning Meeting Book and the Doing Language Arts in Morning Meeting book will help me effectively structure and plan our greeting time while incorporating reading and writing skills. Therefore, not losing valuable academic time, but using an approach that meets the needs of the whole child. Story elements such as characters, problem/solution and main idea can be taught using the picture books, and writing skills and grammar can be addressed during the morning message used to greet students.

"In a world where you can be anything, be kind" is our class motto!

These picture books will be used to teach character traits of respectfulness, self-control, acceptance, responsibility and model how to be a good, caring friend. When students build a good relationship with their teacher and classmates, they are more confident and willing to take risks to learn new things. I want to build a classroom community that not only loves learning, but supports and encourages each other to grow and do their best.

These books and teacher guides for morning meetings will change the morale of my classroom and foster development of citizenship skills needed in this generation.

Ms. Fulcher
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 22 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Doing Language Arts in Morning Meeting: 150 Quick Activities That Connect to Your Curriculum • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
The Morning Meeting Book • Amazon Business $21.87 1 $21.87
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Pink Tiara Cookies for Three • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Fruit Salad Friend: Recipe for A True Friend • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Interrupting Chicken • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07

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