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Ms. Silva from Forest Grove OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to be a Part of a Community

Help me give my students books that help them be a part of a classroom community.

  • $299 goal

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My Students

I teach kindergarten age, 5-6 years old. My students come from many different backgrounds and learning needs. Whether that being their cultural, socio-economic background, challenges in learning, or stresses on the family. My students bring these things into the classroom and we build a community that is welcoming and understanding.

I want to develop a classroom library that focuses on social emotional learning.

It is important to me that I am creating an environment that students are able to develop skills to work within a classroom community.

My Project

The beginning of kindergarten is very difficult. I have to build a community in which students can learn to be kind, independent, and want to be at school. Many of my students have never been to pre-school, this is their first experience. I want them to be able to problem solve and think about their actions and how they might affect someone else.

The first day of school we begin by learning who we are and where we come from.

We build puzzle pieces with our families to hang in the classroom. This activity ignites our conversations about how we treat our families and what we expect of them. From there, we move on to learning about our community/team at school. We talk about how we are a family and we need to work together to be successful.

Once all of these discussions begin, I prefer other materials, such as books, to help the students understand kindness, problem solving, growth mindset, and empathy. These are all skills that will prepare them for their entire education.

Ms. Silva
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
What Do You Do With a Chance? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Life • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Don't Think About Purple Elephants • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
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 $9.30 1 $9.30
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67

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