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Mrs. Walsh from Middletown CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Children’s Books To Teach Our Kids Meaningful Values

My students need a collection of books to reinforce positive values!

  • $326 goal

This project expired on April 3, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Books are awesome, aren’t they? They open a whole new world of imagination, letting the reader travel to a distant land or accomplish worldly feats without leaving the comfort of their home. They also teach important life lessons!

Over 80% of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Many of these children don't have access to the selection of reading materials that children from more affluent families take for granted. Our children have a great hunger for knowledge, but often lack the materials to fulfill this appetite.

My Project

In honor of International Literacy Day we selected a collection of quirky, colorful children’s books that are ingrained with fundamental values for every child to discover and enjoy. Our plan is to read aloud these stories with the support of our school counselors during our literacy block and have children focus on the lesson learned by the main character. Whether the book is about honesty, friendship, respect, understanding, or responsibility, we believe there is a life lesson to be learned by the students. After each read aloud, I'll be asking students to think about how these values are shown in their daily lives. While we know all children will benefit from these stories, we know that children with special needs will truly experience the biggest return. Often children with social and emotional issues struggle with basic concepts of friendship and can make growth by processing concepts with a large group.

There is no better way to promote positive values among students than to share a story.

I look forward to shaping positive behaviors through a look at a collection of wonderful books!

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

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister Herbert, J. Alison James (Tr • AKJ Books $17.06 1 $17.06
A Friend for Dear Dragon (LIBRARY EDITION) Margaret Hillert, • AKJ Books $16.50 1 $16.50
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
City Dog, Country Frog Mo Willems, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Ira Sleeps Over • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Days With Frog and Toad • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Cowboy and Octopus Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Other Side, The • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Wallace''s Lists Barbara Bottner, Gerald Kruglik, Olof Landst • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Annie and Snowball and the Magical House • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Memoirs of a Goldfish Devin Scillian, Scillian, Devin, Tim B • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Gift of Nothing Patrick McDonnell • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Ivy and Bean Seri • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Ivy and Bean (Ivy and Bean Series #1) Annie Barrows, Sophie • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (Elephant and Piggie Series) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (Elephant and Piggie Series) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Dog..LittleDog • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Will Surprise My Friend! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo W • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Love My New Toy! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Am Going! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Will • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Will Surprise My Friend! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo W • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Am Going! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Will • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Love My New Toy! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Little Gorilla Ruth Bornstein, Ruth Bornstein (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37

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