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Mrs. Schrock from Canton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindness Matters!

My students need multiple books to read with excellent examples of what kindness and respect look and feel like.

  • $466 goal

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My Students

My students are second graders in an urban, 100% low-income school. Due to their home lives these students do not have access to books and have not had the opportunity of listening to or reading quality books. Each day I see the many challenges my students face at home and in school. They struggle to treat others kindly and respectful due to them having to "fight" for everything they have. At times they are asked to leave everything they own and move to another home or location. Therefore, I want my students to know that kindness and respect are choices we make in spite of our circumstances.

This year I have chosen my classroom to be a classroom of kindness and respect.

I want my students to learn what a classroom that exhibits kindness and respect looks and feels like. I want my students to have excellent examples of what kindness looks like in the books they read.

My Project

The donations to this project will give my students opportunities to read about excellent examples of kindness and respect which will impact them for the rest of their lives. The books that I am requesting for my students already have a "job". In other words, I know exactly how they will be implemented in our classroom. The books will be used to teach lessons on kindness and respect. The books will also be used for self-selected homework reading. These books will impact my students for the rest of their lives by giving them practical examples of what kindness and respect look and feel like. I want my students to know that kindness and respect are choices we make in spite of our circumstances.

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

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Because Amelia Smiled • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Migrant • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
The Quiltmaker's Gift • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
I See Kindness Everywhere • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Horton Hears a Who! • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Lion & the Mouse • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Great Joy (midi edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Spork • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Respect and Take Care of Things (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Matilda • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14
The Bicycle Man (Sandpiper) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Interrupting Chicken • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) • Amazon Business $2.80 1 $2.80

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