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Mrs. Hamburg from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindness Matters

My students need books for character development to teach them how to be a kind person.

  • $460 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach reading in small groups to children, who are right now, not making standards in the Bronx. I teach in a high poverty neighborhood. Many students, and their families, are new to the country. My students face many obstacles and challenges each day coming to school. Many are living in a homeless shelter, in foster care, or in a crowded apartment with their relatives. This does not stop my students' enthusiasm for learning and coming to school. My students love reading.

My Project

In today’s day and age it is very hard to be a kid. Children can be very mean to one another. Many times they just do not know how to socialize with one another or they get very frustrated when something is hard or challenging. I am asking for a Building Empathy Hardcover Library and twenty books to teach SEL concepts.

The books that I have chosen were selected as model lessons to teach character development and emotional intelligence.

Many people assume children should know how to behave and act toward one another. What I am realizing now as a seasoned educator is that children need to be taught how to get along with one another.

Mrs. Hamburg
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK240X - Building Empathy Hardcover Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
BK384 - Going Places Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
The Best Kid in the World A SugarLoaf Book • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Knock, Knock • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Ish • AKJ Education $13.50 1 $13.50
The Dot • AKJ Education $13.50 1 $13.50
Playing from the Heart • AKJ Education $13.50 1 $13.50
So Few of Me • AKJ Education $13.50 1 $13.50
My Very Big Little World A SugarLoaf Book • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Someday • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Little Miss, Big Sis • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
GUYKU A Year of Haiku for Boys • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Little Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Charlie and Kiwi An Evolutionary Adventure • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
La Princesa del Agua/The Water Princess • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Museum • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Rose's Garden • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
You and Me • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
I Am Yoga • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Plant a Kiss Board Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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