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Dr. Wellbrock from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mastering the Puppy Mind

Help me give my students books to promote reading at home as well as in school.

  • $475 goal

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My Students

We are a Title I school with a diverse population of students coming from all five boroughs of New York City.

The children in our classrooms are a mix of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing children (most with deaf parents).

Although I am neither deaf nor hard-of-hearing, I am fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Classroom instruction occurs in both ASL and spoken/written English, with two classroom teachers. We are a dual-language school dedicated to bridging the deaf and hearing communities.

My Project

Children's book author and educator Andrew Jordan Nance is visiting with our preschool classes! Andrew will read his book, Puppy Mind. In this picture book for children and adults (illustrated by Jim Durk, who is adored by thousands of children for his many Clifford the Big Red Dog and Thomas the Steam Engine books) a young boy discovers his mind is like a puppy, always wandering away, into the past or the future. He sets about learning to train his puppy mind to heel to the present moment. Through remembering to breathe, the boy becomes a stronger and more caring master of his puppy mind, keeping it in the present, if only for a moment.

This project was created so that each child can bring home an autographed copy of Puppy Mind.

Andrew will also lead a discussion about mindfulness and provide a few tips to help all of us master our puppy minds.

Dr. Wellbrock
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 31 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Puppy Mind • Amazon Business $11.86 31 $367.66

Materials cost

$367.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$403.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.15

Total project goal

$474.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$474.32

5 Donors

-$474.32

Donations toward project cost

-$403.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.15

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$0.00

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