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Mrs. Gage from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Character Is What Defines Us!

Help me give my students beautiful read alouds to stretch their thinking and help build their character!

  • $217 goal

This project expired on June 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an amazing group of 25 caring, inquisitive and very energetic first graders. Throughout our day we can be mathematicians, engineers, writers, readers, and scientists! I try and support the unique learning style of each student and believe that if they feel comfortable in our classroom they will be able to grow and learn in amazing ways.

Creating a welcoming and supportive learning environment for all of my students will allow them to work to their full potential.

Students relish the opportunity to choose their own learning space. By allowing students to make choices in how they approach different activities at school they learn to self-regulate, take responsibility for their learning and becoming more confident learners.

Please join us in helping make our classroom a successful learning space for every child.

My Project

This purposefully crafted and beautifully illustrated compilation of read alouds are needed to grow our character and community building lessons. My students will continue to benefit from explicit lessons supported by stories that demonstrate and nurture character development. These books will assist with classroom community building throughout the year.

First graders enjoy listening to stories, making personal connections and identifying and solving character problems.

This collection will allow students to further explore, embrace, celebrate and learn more about one another. A curriculum that strengthen students' character is a curriculum crafted for a bright future for all. Let's make our positive imprint!

Mrs. Gage
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Giles Andreae: Giraffes Can't Dance (Hardcover); 2012 Edition • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
The Story of Ruby Bridges • Amazon Business $17.80 1 $17.80
Love Monster and the Scary Something • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
How to Catch a Leprechaun • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase: Includes 12 St. Patrick's Day Cards, Fold-Out Poster, and Stickers! • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Follow the Drinking Gourd • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Al • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Love Monster • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62

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