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Mrs. Dunbar from Carson City NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Compassion and Mindfulness Through Literature

My students need BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS to help build their social and emotional selves to be outstanding classroom and community citizens.

  • $565 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom are extraordinary learners. They are curious and are always using their hands and hearts to explore learning. My students come from a very diverse community, we are a Title 1 school so we have students with all different backgrounds. This year my students are in a Young Scholars class, exploring and mastering curriculum at a faster pace than same-aged peers.

The students in my class may need less repetitions than most kids their same age to master academic skills, but they still have the same social and emotional needs as appropriate to their developmental level.

In my classroom the students explore all areas of curriculum, but mostly through literature and expository books to help gain a better insight to themselves and other people of the communities and values of the world.

My Project

These books will help build our social and emotional library in the classroom. By reading aloud and having discussions or writing time about the themes in these books and the characters' choices will help my students gain important social/emotional background information to help them make more positive choices for themselves, and hopefully others. For example, when reading the book "When Sophie Gets Angry, Really Really Angry", we will be able to discuss that all emotions are valid, but the way we react or reflect can have an impact on ourselves and others. Another example could be when reading "The Busy Body Book" we will be able to discuss how each part of our body plays important roles in helping or hurting other parts of our body, including being mindful towards oneself and others, the five senses, and how the brain works.

We will be able to create the positive social and emotional environment necessary to be successful learners by having books to help guide our learning.

Mrs. Dunbar
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Earth Dance (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.85 1 $20.85
You've Got Dragons • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
What the Sun Sees, What the Moon Sees • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
George Saves the World by Lunchtime (Eden Project Books) • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
A Bear and His Boy • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
The Garden of Happiness • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
A Boy and a Bear: The Children's Relaxation Book • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
Baby Rattlesnake • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
If You're Happy And You Know It • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
I Spy School Days: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
The Lion & the Mouse • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Pablo's Tree • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Five Little Monkeys Storybook Treasury (A Five Little Monkeys Story) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Cool Cats, Calm Kids • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Yesterday I Had the Blues • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Feeling Thankful (Shelley Rotner's World) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Busy Body Book: A Kid's Guide to Fitness • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • 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
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Crazy Hair Day • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Gregory, the Terrible Eater • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
On Monday When It Rained • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Karate Hour • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
A Good Day Board Book • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Listening Walk • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Scaredy Squirrel at Night • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Scaredy Squirrel • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Bunny's Noisy Book • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
How Kind! • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Sometimes I'm Bombaloo (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
D.W. Flips (D. W. Series) • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
The Nose Book • Amazon Business $4.04 1 $4.04
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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