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Mrs. McCrury from Odessa TX is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Character Is Critical

Help me give my students books that build character and teach social skills.

  • $459 goal

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My Students

Our school strives to find the best in all students. Every child has capabilities, talents, and strengths. Most of the time, all students need is some kind of exposure or motivation to be successful. The students in my class reach for excellence. They all naturally care about one another and continually make an effort to improve in all areas.

Although most of my students struggle, they all have a Can-Do Attitude.

Of my 26 students, two are English language learners, one receives resource services, one receives inclusion, while another is inclusion from a behavior unit. More than half of my class reads below a kindergarten level; however, they all have a Can-Do attitude. They strive to do their personal best to contribute to our classroom community as they prepare for their future.

My Project

Can you remember when you were in school? Remember those days of trying to make friends, fit in and make the right choices? Did you ever put off an assignment because you were afraid you couldn't do it just right? Were you a worrier? Many of today's students come to school unprepared for the pressures of an academic setting.

Children will laugh at stories filled with characters who struggle and overcome life’s early challenges.

These books will help children learn to navigate their way through bullies, criticism, and procrastination on their way to becoming kinder, gentler, and more accepting leaders.

Mrs. McCrury
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
All Shapes Matter • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Kind Ninja: A Children's Book About Kindness (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Great Compromise (The Leader I'll Be!) • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
The PROcrastinator (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! My story about listening and following instructions (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Study Skilled NOT!!! • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Of Course It's a Big Deal: A Story about Learning to React Calmly and Appropriately (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think: My story about accepting criticism and complements the right way! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
Table Talk: A Book about Table Manners (Building Relationships) • 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
It's My Way or the Highway: Turning Bossy Into Flexible and Assertive (Leader I'll Be!) (The Leader I'll Be) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Cheaters Never Prosper (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
I Am a Booger. Treat Me With Respect! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Flicker of Hope • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Wilma Jean - The Worry Machine • Amazon Business $7.12 1 $7.12
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11

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