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Ms. Reyes from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hey, That's Me!

Help me give my students books they can see themselves in to grow socially and emotionally!

  • $686 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello! I am a first-grade teacher at a Title I, Project Lift school. Every single student receives free breakfast and lunch. Project Lift was created because of the disparity in academic performance in my school district. Its goal is to ensure each child reaches a growth of a year and a half so they will be prepared for the following year and later, college and career ready. My students are a handful of diverse learners.

My students are an eclectic bunch, each with backgrounds distinct as a fingerprint.

They come from different neighborhoods, states, and even countries. Each of my kiddos have contrasting circumstances and lives that make them who they are and have molded them into the student they are today. I'm grateful to teach and learn from such a compelling group of children.

My Project

I am fortunate enough to be part of a school that puts the social and emotional well-being of a child at the forefront of our teaching. My school's improvement plan has a focus on raising our efforts to target the social and emotional child as a whole. With that being said, literature is my favorite way to teach social and emotional learning.

What better way to teach social and emotional learning than through books that my students can see themselves in.

These books contain characters and plots that will teach and guide my students on how to deal with social and emotional situations such as problem solving, disagreements, and how to put their feelings into words. These books will be all the more purposeful with characters my students can identify with.

Ms. Reyes
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black Boy Joy • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $16.81 1 $16.81
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Bear Who Stared • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
I Got This!: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids That They Can Handle Everything. A Cute Children Story to Give Children Confidence in Handling Difficult Situations. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 8) • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Fix Your Dragon’s Attitude: Help Your Dragon To Adjust His Attitude. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Bad Attitude, Negative Behaviors, and Attitude Adjustment. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Train Your Dragon To Follow Rules: Teach Your Dragon To NOT Get Away With Rules. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids To Understand The Importance of Following Rules. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 11) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Train Your Dragon To Be Responsible: Teach Your Dragon About Responsibility. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How to Take Responsibility For The Choices They Make. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 12) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
A Dragon With His Mouth On Fire: Teach Your Dragon To Not Interrupt. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids Not To Interrupt or Talk Over People. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 10) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Teach Your Dragon To Share: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids How To Share. A Cute Story To Help Children Understand Sharing and Teamwork. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Train Your Dragon To Accept NO: Teach Your Dragon To Accept ‘No’ For An Answer. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Disagreement, Emotions and Anger Management (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon To Understand Consequences: A Dragon Book To Teach Children About Choices and Consequences. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How To Make Good Choices. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon To Follow Instructions: Help Your Dragon Follow Directions. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids The Importance of Listening and Following Instructions. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Help Your Dragon Learn From Mistakes: Teach Your Dragon It’s OK to Make Mistakes. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Perfectionism and How To Accept Failures. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Mindful Dragon: A Dragon Book about Mindfulness. Teach Your Dragon To Be Mindful. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids about Mindfulness, Focus and Peace. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon to Stop Lying: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids NOT to Lie. A Cute Children Story To Teach Children About Telling The Truth and Honesty. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 15) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Train Your Dragon To Be Kind: A Dragon Book To Teach Children About Kindness. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids To Be Kind, Caring, Giving And Thoughtful. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 9) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon Manners: Train Your Dragon To Be Respectful. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Manners, Respect and How To Behave. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Sad Dragon: A Dragon Book About Grief and Loss. A Cute Children Story To Help Kids Understand The Loss Of A Loved One, and How To Get Through Difficult Time. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Yoga Dragon: A Dragon Book about Yoga. Teach Your Dragon to Do Yoga. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids the Power of Yoga to Strengthen Bodies and Calm Minds (My Dragon Books) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Get Your Dragon To Try New Things: Help Your Dragon To Overcome Fears. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids To Embrace Change, Learn New Skills, Try ... Expand Their Comfort Zone. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Train Your Angry Dragon: Teach Your Dragon To Be Patient. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Emotions and Anger Management. (Dragon Books for Kids) (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Big Hair, Don't Care • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Curlilocks and the Three Pink Pandas • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
One Family • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
B is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.02 1 $9.02
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
How are you Feeling Today, Timmy Taco? • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Suki's Kimono • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Refugees and Migrants (Children in Our World) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Yoko (A Yoko Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24

Materials cost

$505.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$582.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.80

Total project goal

$685.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$685.33

1 Donor

-$291.26

Donations toward project cost

-$291.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$342.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$291.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$51.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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