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Mrs. Pressel from Michigan City IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empathy in a Great Book

My students need more books for the classroom library. Many students have difficulty with showing empathy. These books that I have selected will help them to learn empathy, which is a trait we all need.

  • $235 goal

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My Students

My third grade students mainly come from low economic status households. All receive free breakfast and lunch. Several are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. They try very hard, but have difficulty staying on task and focusing. I teach a very diverse group, with each child having different needs.

Even though my students face many challenges and hardships, they come to school ready and eager to learn.

They are able to overcome their obstacles and be the best third graders they can be!

My Project

My students need more books for the classroom library. Not only do they need more books, they need books that help to show them empathy. I want to teach empathy to my students. Children often to not treat others kindly due to a lack of empathy. Kindness and empathy are needed in the classroom to make children feel safe, happy, and comfortable.

We are requesting books that show empathy will encourage my students to be kind to each other, feel safe at school, and will make the classroom a much happier and comfortable place.

Our titles include My Mouth Is a Volcano, The Word Collector, I am Enough and more. The more students experience examples of empathy, they more they will show it.

Mrs. Pressel
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $17.09 2 $34.18
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $13.05 2 $26.10
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 2 $25.50
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.52 2 $21.04
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $10.27 2 $20.54
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.85 2 $13.70
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.55 2 $13.10
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 2 $12.64

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