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Mrs. Brooks from Provo UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging Kindness Through Literature

Help me give my students books about how to show kindness to themselves and to others.

  • $303 goal

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My Students

You have never seen a group of kids who are as energetic, ambitious, and innovative as my class of fourth graders. These students are children who do not have the easiest home lives. We are part of a Title I school, which is a school that has a high percentage of students who live in a low-socioeconomic status.

Although they have their own individual sets of challenges at home, these students bring a positive attitude to school each and every day, ready to learn and grow.

My fourth graders are engaged in their learning and always put their best efforts into the new endeavors they try. These students have pushed themselves in all academic areas and are keeping themselves held to high standards in order to learn fourth grade essentials.

My Project

There is a unique dynamic amongst my fourth grade students this year that I have never experienced with any other group that I have taught. Let me explain further. My students are kind. My students are honest. My students are willing to go out of their way to help. My students are respectful. But here's the catch, my students act this way to me, their teacher, and only to me.

Unlike the way they act towards me, my students have a very difficult time being kind to one another.

I have tried many approaches to teach them about kindness. We have had group discussions; I've talked to individual students about their actions; we have make posters about what it means to be kind; I have pulled out all the stops. However, my students continue to have unkind dispositions to one another. I am now relying on the greatest resource I know: the power of the written word. Please help me develop a library of books about kindness to read to and with my students to encourage them to be kind to their peers.

Mrs. Brooks
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Say Something • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Love, Z • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
When I Grow Up • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Love • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Rolling Thunder • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
The Very Impatient Caterpillar • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Try a Little Kindness: A Guide to Being Better • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Need a Hug • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
Mary Poppins (picture book) • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Dear Girl, • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
What Does It Mean to Be Kind? • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Hello Hello • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Hooway for Wodney Wat • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44

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