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Ms. Doyle from Cottonwood Heights UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Life Skills through Literature

Help me give my students a variety of fun, entertaining picture books that will help them understand and cope with their varied emotional needs.

  • $687 goal

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My Students

I have 26 fun, energetic students in my classroom this school year. They are eager to learn and excited to be in school. I have a particularly difficult group of students this year with multiple mental health and emotional diagnoses, some of which are quite severe. I also have several students who are well-below benchmark for an average third grade class.

With 26 third-graders you can probably imagine the varied needs of each individual student from social and emotional needs, to their educational needs.

Teaching this group has been fun, exciting, exhausting and challenging. They challenge me every day as I challenge them to develop their skills, to think deeper, to read more, and to be responsible.

My Project

Covid-19 has greatly affected the mental and social health of the children in my classroom. I have students suffering from depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder and more. I am requesting a variety of fun, entertaining picture books that will help my students understand and cope with their varied emotional needs.

There is no doubt in my mind that the pandemic and all of the related fear, stress, quarantining, separation, and time away from school has contributed greatly to their worsening mental health.

On top of their worsening mental health issues, our school district does not currently have a curriculum for teaching social and emotional skills.

Having a variety of picture books that emphasize certain skills will help me teach students how to cope, how to have a positive attitude, how to have integrity, and how to persevere.

Ms. Doyle
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 26 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Up the Creek (Life in the Wild) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
The Boy Who Cried Wolf • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Happiness Doesn't Come from Headstands • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Flight School • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Officer Buckle & Gloria (CALDECOTT MEDAL BOOK) • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
When Sophie Thinks She Can't...: . . . Really, Really Smart • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Stone Soup • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (Irma S and James H Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
High Five • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Going Places • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Kevin the Unicorn: It's Not All Rainbows • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Tomorrow I'll Be Brave • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Good People Everywhere • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Squirrels Who Squabbled • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Say Something • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
One • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Enormous Turnip (Picture Books) [Jul 01, 2014] Daynes, Katie • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Good Egg (The Food Group) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Most People • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Lying Up a STORM • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Be Kind (Be Kind, 1) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
The Last Hazelnut • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
When Worry Takes Hold • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
More-igami • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Swimmy • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
If Everybody Did • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
It Wasn't My Fault (Laugh-Along Lessons) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Emperor's New Clothes (Tales to Grow By): A Story About Honesty • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Empty Pot • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

Materials cost

$545.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$583.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.96

Total project goal

$686.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$686.42

1 Donor

-$686.42

Donations toward project cost

-$583.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.96

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$0.00

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