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Ms. Jurcazak from Santa Maria CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Character Education

Help me give my students character education books we can use to create a community of well managed, kind, and respectful learners.

  • $347 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a class full of incredible 2nd graders. They are all extremely unique. Some are quiet and shy, some outgoing and rambunctious. Some come from stable, supportive homes and others struggle because of factors outside of their control. Regardless of their story, they all have a desire to do well, and their faces glow when they reach their goals. It is so exciting to be a part of their lives and watch how they gain independence, responsibility, and ownership over their learning experiences.

My Project

Effective teaching builds on the foundation of a strong classroom community. I will be teaching character education using books that have characters who experience struggles, yet learn valuable lessons as they problem solve their way through difficulties. Using engaging picture books makes our character education lessons come alive in a memorable way. The things we learn about having good character are connected to memorable reading experiences. A double whammy for any teacher!

Every student deserves the opportunity to develop into kind, caring, compassionate, and responsible adults.

With this character education program I will arm my students with social-emotional skills that will benefit them in various contexts throughout their entire lives. Academic standards matter, but so does the heart!

Ms. Jurcazak
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The BugyBops - Friends for All Time (BugaBees) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
We're All Wonders • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Because Amelia Smiled • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Red A Crayon's Story • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
Don't Push the Button! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Most Magnificent Thing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
What If Everybody Did That? • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
Pig the Pug • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
But It's Not My Fault! • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story About Staying on Task and Asking for Help • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Personal Space Camp • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96

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