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

Kindness is the Key

My students need access to good, quality picture books as we continue to work on kindness and how being kind can change the world.

  • $367 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in Chicago, IL. It houses our preschool through 8th grade deaf program. Our students come from various neighborhoods, as our program is a cluster program for the deaf on the southwest side of Chicago. Our students are deaf and hard of hearing. They have severe language delays due to their hearing loss. Reading and language are very difficult for them so they read years below grade level due to these delays. I teach 4th through 8th grade deaf students in this program and as my students become older, it is a real challenge to find reading materials that are topic appropriate, interesting and motivating but written at a level that they can read and comprehend.

My Project

I would like to continually remind my students that kindness can change the world. Having a library of picture books that focus on kindness will help me achieve this goal for my students. For many of my students, thinking more globally and more about others can be a challenge. I would like them to have access to a variety of books about kindness, so they can begin to think on a regular basis about kind things they can do for others daily. Picture books allow for access to examples and will foster rich classroom discussion with concrete examples for those students who need that.

Mrs. Snedden
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
100 Ways to Make the World Better! • Amazon Business $19.90 1 $19.90
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.26 2 $14.52
Good People Everywhere • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
What Does It Mean to Be Kind? • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Choose Kind Journal: Do One Wonderful Thing Every Day (A Wonder Journal) • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Little Bird • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
If You Plant a Seed • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy] • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Random Acts of Kindness • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Kindness Counts: A Story for Teaching Random Acts of Kindness (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
The Lion & the Mouse • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Pinduli • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
The Kindness Project: A 30 Day Challenge Workbook/Journal for Kids to Encourage Living Kind • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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