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Mrs. Ralston from Spokane WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Me, Myself and Others!

My students need good literature that helps them learn about character traits, mindfulness and having a growth mindset! The book display shelves will help spotlight these books and make them truly special.

  • $311 goal

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My Students

My students are an amazing group of first graders that love to learn and are eager to please. They deserve every opportunity that can be provided to learn academic and social skills. The school that we attend has a high poverty rate where 85% of the students receive free or reduced meals. The students come from a variety of backgrounds and they have a wide range of abilities and strengths. Expectations are set high so that they will be prepared for what is expected of them in the future. My goal is to do anything possible to set them up for success. Thank you for seeing the potential that my students have and helping to provide them with every tool that they deserve to overcome the daily academic, social/emotional and behavioral challenges that they face!

My Project

I am so excited to increase the focus on social skills in my classroom this year. My students work very hard all day and make tremendous academic growth. Their social development is just as important and has been a focus every year.

Our school has been so supportive of this social/emotional focus that we have made a commitment to hold daily class meetings where we discuss everything from problem solving skills, kindness, character traits, empathy, standing up for others, mindfulness, friendship skills and growth mindset (we work hard, recognize our strengths, set goals, learn at different paces and don't give up).

The books chosen all have a strong message that will help drive our discussions. The book shelves will spotlight these books and provide a special spot where children will know they can go to find their favorite books over and over again. Thank you for helping us grow in all areas this year, both social and academic!

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Honey-Can-Do SHF-05078 Itsy-Bitsy Book Rack, Pastel Colors • Amazon Business $28.99 3 $86.97
The Complete Harry The Happy Mouse Collection: All four Harry The Happy Mouse Books - Teaching The Value Of Kindness (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
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
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64

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