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Mrs. Starling from Smyrna TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growth Mindset for Student Growth and Development

My students need fun, interesting children's literature that will help them learn more about growth mindsets. These books will help them understand the concepts in an exciting way.

  • $423 goal

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My Students

My Star Wars themed room is full of students using their Jedi powers to work on positive growth mindset. We discuss how Yoda describes a growth mindset and make comparisons to Darth Vader's closed mindset. We even use Star Wars to help reflect on our learning by using a 1 (Padawan) to 4 (Master) rating.

My third grade students are hard working and very energetic.

Many of them receive free or reduced lunch daily. Our school is bursting at the seams with children. We have 8 portable classrooms or "learning cottages" outside of the school building.

My students recently wrote their own cause/effect narrative stories. They wanted to share them with other students, so we spent some time with one of the kindergarten classes. The "big kids" were so sweet to the little ones. They all enjoyed this special time together.

My Project

I would like to use the double wide storage cart and the requested children's literature books to make a mobile growth mindset library for my class to share with the other 6 third grade classes. Beautiful Oops, After the Fall, and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes help students see that mistakes are an important part of the learning process. The other titles deal with creating a positive attitude.

Having fun, interesting, and new books will encourage students to learn more about having a growth mindset.

Students will be asked to read one with a friend and then present a short infomercial about the book and what they learned. I would like to then have them share these books with younger buddies at our school.

Growth mindset is a very big movement at out school. We are in need of resources that we can put directly into the hands of our students. Please consider blessing not only my third grade class, but the 6 other classes that will share these items with us.These books have been on my Wish List for over a year. Your donation is deeply appreciated.

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alvin Blue Hills Studio Double-Wide Storage Cart - 12-Drawer Unit • Nasco $99.95 1 $99.95
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Nerdy Birdy Tweets • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
What Does It Mean to Be Present? • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Where Oliver Fits • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Not Yet • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32

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