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Mrs. Buck from Meridian ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growth Mindset Books for a Lifelong Learner's Dream Classroom Library

Help me give my students multicultural and growth mindset books to diversify my classroom library.

  • $199 goal

This project expired on March 11, 2020.

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My Students

At our school, we come together to explore, question and create in order to do better work and be better. Our STEM Academy opened in the Fall of 2013 and serves many low-income and at-risk students in grades K-5. We are a magnet school so we receive a lot of families who value STEM and desire an emphasis on math and science for their children. By providing the students with high interest, hands-on STEM experiences, we hope to harness their natural curiosity and creativity to foster a passion for learning and awareness of STEM fields that will lead to pursuing careers in fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. We also hope that by empowering our students with these rich educational opportunities, they will have the tools they need to positively contribute to our community as adults.

Our mission is to develop life-long learners working together as innovative problem solvers in the global community.

We accomplish our mission by facilitating instruction that is real-world and focused on the application of acquired knowledge and skills. We do this through employing: Project-Based Learning, Inquiry Learning, and Integrated instruction.

My Project

These requested mentor texts will support the growth mindset, math, and social emotional lessons that I have planned for my students. With these new books, my students will be inspired and motivated to try new challenges and be okay with failing the first time.

Growth mindset and social emotional skills need to be explicitly taught in the classroom and these books will help show students that it is okay to make mistakes.

For example, the book "The Beautiful Oops" teaches students that you can create some beautiful from a mistake. The story "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain" teaches students that when you fail, your brain becomes stronger. In the book "Not a Box" it exemplifies how to look at things differently and more creatively. These are only some of the examples of lessons that I would use these books to teach my students. These books will teach my students how to handle their feelings and inspire them to take new risks. Most importantly, these books will inspire fun through reading in our classroom.

Mrs. Buck
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Stone Soup • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Cece Loves Science • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Not a Box • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall Is 1000? • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Strega Nona • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33
Soccer Score (Sports Illustrated Kids Starting Line Readers) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95

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