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Mrs. Johnson from Kettle Falls WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Communicating With Confidence - Learning From Julia Cook Literature

My students need access to books written by Julia Cook to help them become better versions of themselves. Titles such as "Making Friends Is An Art" teach students how to embrace their differences and build relationships.

  • $290 goal

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My Students

My first grade classroom is a place for hands-on discovery. The students succeed through an EL Education model. All children are taught to focus on the quality of their work and character. This is done through questioning, creating, testing, and exploring their own ideas.

Although my students come from many different backgrounds, they come to school everyday excited to learn!

Because of our rural setting, most students ride the bus for over forty-five minutes each morning. Over sixty percent of these children qualify for the free or reduced food program.

My Project

My first grade students love learning through literature. I have found over the years that taking time throughout the day to sit down for a read-aloud helps students in many ways. Not only are they learning the lesson of the story, they're learning to visualize, along with expanding their vocabulary.

Julia Cook writes stories that teach students how to build relationships and communicate with confidence, helping them to become better versions of themselves.

"Bubble Gum Head" shows students how stretching their mind will build their growth mindset. "Soda Pop Head" gives students strategies to work through anger and other emotions. Julia's other books touch on acceptable behavior in the classroom, taking risks, apologizing, hygiene, safety and table manners all things I have seen my first graders struggle with over the years. I am positive that this set of Julia Cook books will help all of my students become successful inside and outside the classroom.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The PROcrastinator (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Don't Be Afraid to Drop • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Be Where Your Feet Are! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Am a Booger. Treat Me With Respect! • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Well, I Can Top That (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Table Talk: A Book about Table Manners (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
The Judgemental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
The Bubble Wrap Queen • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
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 $7.82 1 $7.82
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83

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