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Mrs. Barnes from Peoria IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extra, Extra! Read All the Books About It!

My students need these books to work on skills such as growth mindset, manners, and other social skills that our main curriculum doesn't cover!

  • $294 goal

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My Students

My 2nd graders are an extremely bright group of kids that have a love for learning. They have a passion for reading and often can't wait to see what new book we are going to be reading next. My students love to listen to stories, read individually, with a partner, and at home. I want to continue to foster this love of reading while providing them with quality texts that also teach valuable life lessons and skills.

My class has students of all different backgrounds and socio-economic statuses and yet still they come to school each day ready to be challenged and ready to learn.

Our read-aloud time is a time in which we are able to sit closely together, forget reality, dive into the characters and settings of a good book, and then have an open and honest discussion afterwards that often leads to some surprising discoveries and revelations! Both my students and I particularly love Morning Meeting time because we can combine a good story with our own personal experiences and even some times a good game and role-playing situation! These few minutes not doing actually curriculum makes a world of difference in the climate of our class.

My Project

I recently implemented Morning Meeting time with my 2nd grade class last year. The students absolutely love this team because they get to be heard and we work on learning those "soft skills" we don't otherwise have time for such as blurting out, growth mindset, and how to be a friend. These books provide great examples and pictures that allow students to really get a good idea of what we are talking about in an age appropriate way.

I have specifically chosen texts that I feel will benefit my students and help develop specific skills I feel that need help with at this age.

Many of the books focus on having a growth mindset. With all this pressure on students at such a young age to get good scores on tests, I have found that many of my students are perfectionists that do not know how to handle themselves when something is difficult or challenging at first. These books allow students to think and discuss how to react when faced with these challenging situations in an appropriate way.

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Spoon • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
You Can Face Your Fears (Persistence Project) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Rumor Has It (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Mindful Dragon: A Dragon Book about Mindfulness. Teach Your Dragon To Be Mindful. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids about Mindfulness, Focus and Peace. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Not Yet • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64

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