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Mrs. Crocker from Marina CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Kindness Through Storytime

Help me give my students understanding of what it means to be kind through these amazing books.

  • $521 goal

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My Students

My students are curious, creative, and ready to learn. They come to my classroom from a diverse range of backgrounds. We have students that face homelessness, poverty, parents in rehabilitation programs and transient lifestyles, but they never stop working hard and persevering.

Our school is a Title I school, which means many of our students come from homes that make very little money, have parents who work long hours and can be a little chaotic.

To combat that, we strive to hold our students to very high standards while giving them a source of stability and emotional safety. Students know they are in a place where they are loved, valued and believed in every day.

My Project

In recognition of October being bully prevention month, I would love to stock my classroom library with story books related to building kindness and positive character traits. All of the books I have selected are built around a lesson of being kind to others or displaying positive character traits. When children have access to books that are focused around being kind and a mindful citizen of the community this can promote a positive environment!

Kindness matters.

Our future is in my classroom but I need your help in building and providing the skills and character traits towards a better tomorrow.

Mrs. Crocker
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $15.08 1 $15.08
The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy] • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The Monster Who Lost His Mean • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Good People Everywhere • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
What Does It Mean to Be Kind? • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Horton Hears a Who! • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Kindness Counts: A Story for Teaching Random Acts of Kindness (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
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 $9.30 1 $9.30
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
We All Sing With the Same Voice • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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