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Mrs. Carpenter
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creating Compassionate and Caring Citizens

My students need various books that address the life skills of empathy, kindness, responsibility, and self-control.

My Students

"A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity." ~Buddha. Imagine a classroom and a world full of people who truly believe in and act upon the idea that kindness and compassion are a sign of strength rather than weakness.

My classroom consists of 22 diverse kindergarten students.

They are enthusiastic and energetic learners who are at a crucial age for character development. Our school is a high poverty, inner city school with more than 80% of the students receiving free or reduced lunch.

My Project

The books that I am requesting through this project are all focused on kindness, compassion, empathy, and self control. The concepts presented in each book will serve as a springboard for class discussions about how we treat each other and how our actions can help make our classroom and the world a better place. The students will learn how to react to different social situations and how to handle their own emotions.

Learning these life skills will improve the climate and community in our classroom.

The students will be better equipped to positively handle conflict and work together as a team. My hope is that these skills will carry over into the lives of the students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Way I Act • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
How to Heal a Broken Wing Bob Graham, Bob Graham (Illustrato • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Peace, Baby! • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
I Just Want to Do It My Way!: My Story About Staying on Task and Asking for Help • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
The Juice Box Bully • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
I Just Don''t Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
Zach Apologizes • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
Ricky Sticky Fingers • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
Personal Space Camp • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
Have You Filled a Bucket Today • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
Stand in My Shoes • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Penny and Her Marble • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

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This project will reach 22 students.

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