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Mrs. Gaines from Jefferson City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Social Skills Through Read Alouds

My students need books for read alouds to help teach social skills.

  • $307 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a wonderful group of third-grade students. We are a high poverty school in an urban area. We have a very diverse group of students, at many academic levels. All donations will help our students get the materials they need to help them meet current state standards and end the school year at grade level or above.

I strive to make my classroom a safe place for all of my students.

My students strive for predictability and organization and I am so thankful that I can be the one to offer them those things.

My Project

These books will be able to teach students about social skills and empowering them to be the best that they can be. I like to read a picture book a day so that students can be immersed in different types of books that they normally might not read. I feel that it is so important for students to be read to and be read to often. My students would benefit greatly to having these in the in the classroom. I also have included some books that encourage students to achieve their dreams. These books also introduce people to the students that they might not be familiar with already.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Most People • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Jameon's Closet • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Shoes Will You Wear? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Be Where Your Feet Are! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
The Judgemental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story (Communicate with Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
It's Hard To Be a Verb! • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Interrupting Chicken • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
My Secret Bully • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07

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