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Ms. Cline from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Bolster Students' Innate Kindness

Help me give my students books to read that teach lessons about kindness and acceptance.

  • $250 goal

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My Students

I have a classroom of over 30 amazing third graders! Our school resides in a difficult neighborhood in Chicago where students deal with a broad range of daily hardships. They are interested in learning, excited for new experiences, and love having teachers that hand out hugs. I strive to make learning fun to keep students interested and wanting to come to school every day. When students are involved in their own learning, they become more invested in the process as a whole.

My Project

Students in third grade are in a critical developmental period of their lives. It is extremely important for classrooms to stress the message that kindness is important. This is achieved through reading lots of books where students can put themselves in the shoes of the characters, discuss kind behaviors, and see examples of kindness in the world.

I would love to have a set of books in my classroom that focuses on the themes of kindness and acceptance.

I specifically chose books that have been highly recommended for this purpose. I would utilize these books as read alouds and discussion starters. Throughout the school year, my class could refer back to the books when problems arise.

Ms. Cline
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $16.58 1 $16.58
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
Dragon Was Terrible • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Knuffle Bunny Series) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
Good People Everywhere • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Extra Yarn • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48

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