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Mrs. Johnston from Corona CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growth Mindset Readers!

My students need BOOKS!

  • $518 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third graders are amazing readers. There is always a love for reading in my classroom. I engage my students in vivid read aloud books every few weeks. They absolutely soak every minute of it in. In third grade, reading becomes a way to seek out more knowledge and really gain a love for it. The process as shifted from "learning to read" to "reading to learn.

I love watching my kids spend time as a group or as individuals reading.

They gain stamina and an innate love for reading. My students also love thematic books on certain subjects and holidays. They are an amazing bunch of kids and I am beyond thrilled to watch them grow.

My Project

I want my students to have a classroom where a variety of book titles are available. I have a love for reading that I pour into my students. Reading is a joy and I want to encourage voracious reading appetites with rich- text print. I read to the kids and the kids read independently. I absolutely love being able to offer cross cultural and inspiring Growth Mindset picture books.

Books, like Giraffes Can't Dance, and several of the Patricia Polacco books, give evidence and help connect students to a positive Growth mindset.

We will be reading and writing literature responses to several of the books requested.

Mrs. Johnston
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Invisible Classroom: Relationships, Neuroscience & Mindfulness in School (The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education) • Amazon Business $19.83 1 $19.83
In Our Mothers' House • Amazon Business $15.05 1 $15.05
The Magician's Hat • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Mr. Lincoln's Way • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Lemonade Club • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Great Pasta Escape • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The King of Bees • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
How to Catch Santa • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
An Orange for Frankie • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Bully • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Gifts of the Heart • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
The Mermaid's Purse • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Albert’s Almost Amazing Adventure • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Thanksgiving in the Woods • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
How to Babysit a Grandpa • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Because of Thursday • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Remembering Vera • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
George's Marvelous Medicine • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How to Catch an Elf • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Olympig! • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Thanks for Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $2.78 1 $2.78

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