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Mrs. Weidenhammer from Sinking SPG PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Mindsets: Books for Mindset Learning

My students need support in changing and improving the way they learn! I would like to teach them about having a growth mindset and we need books to help me do just that!

  • $174 goal

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My Students

We are a suburban school outside a city in Pennsylvania. Our students are rather diverse and come from many different backgrounds. Half of our students receive free and reduced lunch and/or come from single parent homes.

We have over 500 students in our school, ranging from Kindergarten to 5th grade.

They are a very special population of students and have many wonderful stories to tell. They are the generation of tomorrow, and need to have meaningful experiences to help them grow into the individuals they were meant to become.

This year we are moving towards a reading and writing workshop model in our classrooms. Great teachers know that helping a student find a favorite book can kick start a lifelong love of reading. I'd like to expand my classroom library to give my students more choices for independent reading!

My Project

Mindsets play a crucial role in our success. Students need to understand that skills and abilities are grown and developed! They also need to understand that they are in control of their abilities. Mindsets have a major influence on a person's ability to learn.

I would like to help my students become better learners, become more persistent, and more intelligent and resilient overall!

Growth mindset creates a solid foundation in learning and I intend to teach students how to transition from having a fixed mindset to having a growth mindset. By funding this project, students will be provided with books such as: "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It" and "The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes" will help teach them about how to build a growth mindset!

Mrs. Weidenhammer
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom: Everything Educators Need for Building Growth Mindset Learning Communities • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Schneider Family Book Awards - Young Children's Book Winner) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Flight School • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
Not Yet • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50

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