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Mrs. S. from Marion OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Character Counts

My students need quality read alouds to help them see how others deal with adversity and overcome their hurdles to become productive citizens.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are remarkable people. A majority of my students qualify for free lunches as they come from lower income families with several being considered homeless. Often, they are single parent homes. I have many transient students as we have the North Central Correctional Complex in our town. I am also beginning to see some of the children of the drug epidemic who have cognitive and physical delays.

Many of them deal with difficult issues that no child should have to deal with, yet they come to me eager to learn.

My Project

We have been trying several different Positive Behavior Intervention Programs in our classroom and school. But like most other areas of education, not all of my students come with the same set of schema or background knowledge to handle what is required in the structured world of school. Some have difficulty navigating when faced with external demands of independent work. They become negative as they struggle.

My students are loving and caring individuals who just need some help making mindset changes with how they see themselves and their worlds.

The books in this project are about gaining insight and building confidence as well as becoming the best person they can be. It's never too young to start the mindset changes.

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Please Please the Bees • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Sky Color (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Going Places • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Happy Dreamer • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
La La La: A Story of Hope • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14

Materials cost

$104.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.95

Total project goal

$159.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.69

2 Donors

-$105.00

Donations toward project cost

-$89.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

match offer

-$54.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.20

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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