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Mrs. McCreery from Bedford IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growth Mindset

My students need library picture books to help them learn more about growth mindset.

  • $398 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is a diverse school-wide Title I school of about 300 Kindergarten through fifth-grade students, including two self-contained special education classrooms. Over 72% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Our students receive Title I, special education, high ability, and academic intervention services. We are achieving great growth through our Tier 2 and 3 small group instruction. I would like to expand their minds even more in the library. As a school, we have been working to grow our students' growth mindsets.

My Project

I would like to add books to my school's library that help guide children into conversations about growth mindset. The books that I have chosen are from a list of recommended read-aloud books that are perfect for teaching growth mindset. It is very important for children to dream big and to know that they can build on their basic abilities with persistence, hard work, and dedication. I can encourage growth mindset by not only reading these read-alouds to the students but also allowing the students to check out these books to read themselves. Along with all of the other teachers and staff in my school, I would like to do my part to teach the students that if they believe, they can achieve.

Mrs. McCreery
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 2 $22.00
Not Yet • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
How to Catch a Star • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Brave Irene: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Flight School • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
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
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
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
Whistle for Willie (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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