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Mrs. Silverglat from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Character Counts in Our Class!

Help me give my students engaging, award-winning texts about growth mindset, courage, kindness, and diversity.

  • $219 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is a true community. Students work together to solve problems, support each other, and learn together.

My students are creative thinkers, gifted learners, and high achievers.

They come from many neighborhoods and have varying levels of resources available to them at home. These students are the next scientists, doctors, politicians, teachers, and leaders. They are incredibly curious and love learning by doing. My students go home every night and share their excitement about the new topics they are learning with their families.

My Project

My students are unique in that they travel as a cohort from grade to grade. Because of this, students spend a lot of time working with each other and getting to know each other. As with any relationship, sometimes disagreements arise.

These materials will help address empathy, growth mindset, bullying, kindness, and diversity.

I will read them proactively during morning meeting to encourage positive peer-to-peer relationships. I can also re-read them if we are facing a challenging moment in our classroom. The books feature diverse characters and experiences to provide students with mirrors of their own lives and windows into the lives of others. I plan to use the kindness and empathy books during our yearly kindness week.

Mrs. Silverglat
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jacob's New Dress • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Weird!: A Story About Dealing with Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Dare! (The Weird! Series) • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Tough!: A Story about How to Stop Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Simon's Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-downs • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23

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