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Mrs. Parrish from Kasson MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Personal Character Through Children's Literature

Help me give my students strong character education through rich children's literature that teaches them to analyze and evaluate personal lessons through each story.

  • $650 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our building services students from Pre-K through fourth grade. We have a variety of students from different economic backgrounds and life experiences. We are a close knit community desiring to educate our students to be confident, well-adjusted, community-minded citizens.

Our preschool/elementary school is home to about 850 students that range in age from four to eleven.

They are a kind, energetic group of students that are learning about respect, responsibilty, kindness and safety. With a large and varying range of life experiences, we wish to develop common character language for the success of our students.

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the character development that our school strives to create. A staff literature library is is being built within our media center that is available to all classroom teachers. This makes our collection of titles accessible to all 850+ students within our school.

Classroom teachers will be able to select high quality literature to teach the varying character lessons that their students need.

As students grow and develop through the school year, a variety of materials will be available to meet their needs. Many youth across the country are showing an increasing need for support with social and emotional growth, and additionally, individual mental health needs. These books will continue to help students grow and develop as individuals for many years to come.

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This project will reach 850 students.

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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 $34.71 1 $34.71
Sulwe • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Chicken Clicking • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Wolf's Chicken Stew • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Peanut Butter & Cupcake • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Boy with Big, Big Feelings • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Troll Stinks • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Waiting • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
My Whirling Twirling Motor • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
My Camel Wants To Be a Unicorn: a children's book about empathy and a mopey camel • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Punk the Skunk Learns to Say Sorry (Punk and Friends Learn Social Skills) • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Last to Finish, A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
The Do-Over Day: a children's book about surviving the worst day ever • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Gritty Ninja: A Children’s Book About Dealing with Frustration and Developing Perseverance (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
Get Organized Without Losing It (Laugh & Learn®) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Even Superheroes Make Mistakes • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
How Did You Miss That?: A Story Teaching Self-Monitoring (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
I'll Never Get All of That Done!: A Story about Planning and Prioritizing (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
Of Course It's a Big Deal: A Story about Learning to React Calmly and Appropriately (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
Baxter Turns Down His Buzz: A Story for Little Kids About ADHD • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
If Winning Isn't Everything, Why Do I Hate to Lose? • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
Hygiene... You Stink! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
It Was Just Right Here! (Executive FUNction) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story (Communicate with Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Table Talk: A Book about Table Manners (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Cliques Just Don't Make Cents (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
It's My Way or the Highway: Turning Bossy Into Flexible and Assertive (Leader I'll Be!) (The Leader I'll Be) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
The Judgmental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
The Fruit Salad Friend: Recipe for A True Friend • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
What's the Problem?: A Story Teaching Problem Solving (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
Time to Get Started: A Story About Learning to Take Initiative (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Listen, Buddy (Laugh-Along Lessons) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ruby the Copycat • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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