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Mrs. Osborne from Sn Luis Obisp CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Kind Kids through Read-aloud Books

Help me give my students a wonderful classroom library of read-alouds designed to grow their brains, social awareness and emotional maturity, and to establish a community of life long “kindness warriors”.

  • $355 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love my Kindergarten students, current and past. They are full of joy and enthusiasm. They are excited to learn, to make friends, to reach their full potential academically and socially. They navigate the beginning of Kindergarten with positivity and hope, and sometimes a little fear or nervousness too. Their sweetness and innocence abounds and lights up the classroom, and makes teaching a pleasure. If you are ever having a bad day, I invite you to join us. Your gloomy mood will vanish in minutes.

My Project

In today’s world of stress, anxiety, busy families, technology and ‘me first’ thinking, classroom teachers, more than ever before, must teach a social skills curriculum. Through a series of read-aloud books that are relevant and engaging to young children, I will be able to fill what I feel has become a hole in teaching today.

These books will empower my young learners to handle frustration, stick up for themselves and others, learn to persevere, and create a classroom feeling-tone of love, inclusion, and kindness.

These titles will be the first step to launching valuable discussions and shared experiences among our classroom family. We will revisit them many times and will undoubtedly have many best loved favorites to read and refer to over and over throughout our year together.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Snail and the Whale • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Harry The Happy Mouse (Hardback): The international bestseller teaching children to be kind to each other. • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Be Kind • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Scribble Stones • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
If You Plant a Seed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24

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