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Ms. Seigel from Enid OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindness is Cooler!

My students need books that demonstrate kindness, compassion, social justice issues and empathy.

  • $576 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students, kindergarten through fifth grade, come into my classroom every day excited to learn. I have students coming from various backgrounds, both culturally and economically. They all bring a uniqueness and personality to our school. We are a Title I school; over 95% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. With all the things going on in their life, these students really deserve to have school be a safe haven for them where learning is fun, engaging, and in an environment where they feel welcome.

My Project

A driving force in this project is the power of reading to transform how we see others. These thirty-three requested books will be used as examples to show students how to be kind, to connect, and to stand up for what is right. Building an understanding of what others are feeling, how their own actions can impact on others, and why someone might be experiencing feelings at a particular time is a valuable life skill for children to possess.

Kindness Is something students learn by feeling It.

Perhaps one of the simplest ways of all to help children develop a sense of empathy and kindness is by reading books together, my students will learn to associate feelings and actions with their favorite characters and stories. Stories let kids see the world through someone else’s eyes.

It is important to have conversations with my students about topics like empathy, compassion, kindness, and inclusion. The interesting thing about empathy, though, is that it’s not easy to teach. Yet there are some ways to instill and inspire it. One way is to read books that touch on the subject and can spark a conversation about what it means to be empathetic and compassionate.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 385 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wings • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
Do Unto Otters A Book About Manners • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • AKJ Education $15.99 1 $15.99
Enemy Pie • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Peace is an Offering • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
If You Plant a Seed • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Boy and a Jaguar • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Brother Charlie • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan Two Stories of Bravery • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Red A Crayon's Story • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Come With Me • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wolfie the Bunny • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pete & Pickles • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Zero • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Golden Rule • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $12.56 1 $12.56
A Chair for My Mother • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
How to Heal a Broken Wing • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Rude Cakes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Good People Everywhere • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
The Jelly Donut Difference • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? :: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Bajo la Luna De Limon / Under the Lemon Moon • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Boy Who Grew Flowers • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Dog Fuzzy • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38

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