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Ms. Dineley from Tucson AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growth Mindset, Instead of Set Mind!

Help me give my students books and activities that will engage and build their understanding of growth mindset.

  • $276 goal

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My Students

My students are an amazing and dynamic group of third graders.

I teach a wonderful group of third-grade students at a small Title I (low socioeconomic status) school.

This means that many of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Just like any class, my students have a variety of needs.

In third grade students can often become discouraged because the level of rigor in their work is so much higher. This is why we are focusing on growth mindset in our classroom. Having activities and books that focus on this idea will help keep my students on the growth mindset path.

My Project

Having a growth mindset is difficult for most elementary students. Building up the idea of growth mindset is equally as difficult. Having fun and engaging books and activities that the students can use in small groups, with partners, or independently can help them have a better understanding of growth mindset.

Having a growth mindset helps student realize the power of yet.

They may not know or understand yet, but they will. This is what I want to help my students achieve. I want them to be able to look at difficult tasks and understand that when you are struggling, you are learning!

Ms. Dineley
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $15.52 1 $15.52
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Eraser • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Not Yet • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I am Sonia Sotomayor (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Creative Thinking In a Jar: Activities and Questions to Turn Kids’ Imaginations Upside Down • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Square (Shape Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
What If? In a Jar: Questions and Dilemmas to Get Kids Thinking About Choices • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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