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Mrs. Brooks from Burleson TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindness and K'Nex Make a Positive Connection!

My students need new books that encourage kindness, working together in a positive manner and the importance of respecting diverse cultural differences. K'Nex Education STEM Exploration Roller Coaster Buildind Set will promote working together.

  • $308 goal

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My Students

I am blessed to teach a group of curious 2nd graders at a Title I school. Despite the challenges many students face outside the classroom we are building a small community of readers eager to wonder, work and make a difference in the world.

My students are creative, very inquisitive and full of energy.

They love being mobile, reading books and seeking out new wonders.

Many households receive free or reduced meals based on their socioeconomic status. Limited resources have prevented some of my students from experiencing the community outside their normal surroundings. That is why I have made it a goal to greet them daily with compassion and open their minds to new educational experiences.

I want to introduce them to exciting places, history and a sense of who they can become. The atmosphere of learning, experiencing wonder and enjoying new and adventurous ways to learn will help bridge the gap between home and school.

My Project

My 2nd grade team uses Rooted in Reading as a part of our read aloud curriculum. Over the past two years, my students have listened to several of the curriculum books online because we do not own class copies. Teacher read alouds promote a positive experience that help readers love reading.

Reading books to my students, sharing pictures and stopping for discussions provide opportunities for comments and connections to their background knowledge.

Commander Magnetic Building Blocks & K'Nex Roller Coaster Sets will play pivotal roles in students using lessons of kindness and cooperation learned by reading and sharing ideas collaboratively.

Mrs. Brooks
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 21 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'NEX Education - STEM Explorations: Roller Coaster Building Set - 546 Pieces - Ages 8+ Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $35.07 1 $35.07
cossy Magnet Tiles Building Block, 76 PCs Magnetic Stick and Stack Set for girls and boys, Perfect STEM Educational Toys for Kids Children • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Me Jane • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Crankenstein • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Educational Insights Kanoodle Extreme • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Catching the Moon • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
That's What Leprechauns Do • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Library Lion • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback) • Amazon Business $6.31 1 $6.31
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Spiders • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77

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