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Mrs. Tornow from Clintonville WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Adventures in Second Grade!

My students need to feel safe and build positive relationships within our school family through Conscious Discipline and Growth Mindset.

  • $613 goal

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My Students

When you walk into our classroom you will be greeted by sixteen energetic students eager to learn. Our school is located in a trauma sensitive, rural community. We are a co-taught classroom where the students are lucky enough to have two teachers, one regular education teacher and one special education teacher.

Our classroom is made up of a variety of learners with different needs.

With the extra hands of another teacher in the classroom we are able to help reach more students academically and provide more detailed instruction.

My Project

It is important to build a classroom family and create a warm, safe learning environment for all students. Incorporating conscious discipline into the classroom will create a secure and comfortable learning environment for all students. Since my school is a trauma sensitive school, my students are dealing with a lot of emotions which are hard for them to process and hinder their learning. Conscious discipline will help students process their emotions and create a safe and positive learning experience for all.

When students feel comfortable and connected to other classmate, they are more engaged, motivated, and confident which has a positive impact on students learning.

Conscious discipline provides students with a sense of community within the classroom and makes them accountable for their actions and learning. Conscious discipline creates a classroom family by providing tools to self regulate emotion and learning. The conscious discipline and growth mindset resources will provide my students with the resources to build positive relationships and optimize their learning. My students would benefit tremendously from resources provided by conscious discipline which will help them outside of the classroom for years to come.

Mrs. Tornow
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Conscious Discipline Building Resilient Classrooms Expanded & Updated Edition • Amazon Business $53.09 1 $53.09
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading book + The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion • Amazon Business $48.94 1 $48.94
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • Amazon Business $32.90 1 $32.90
Sphere Toy Rings Stretch Expanding Ball Toys Set of 4 – Assorted Colors – Great for Party Favors • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Relaxing Nature Sounds 4 CD Set - for Meditation, Relaxation and Sleep - Nature's Perfect White Noise - • Amazon Business $22.94 1 $22.94
DIY Literacy: Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence • Amazon Business $21.81 1 $21.81
Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies: Making Learning Visible in the Content Areas • Amazon Business $21.37 1 $21.37
K-2 Chart Sense: Common Sense Charts to Teach K-2 Informational Text and Literature • Amazon Business $20.39 1 $20.39
Smarter Charts K-2: Optimizing an Instructional Staple to Create Independent Readers and Writers • Amazon Business $19.07 1 $19.07
RING BOOK NCKL 2'' PK/50 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.51 2 $17.02
Sturdy Durable hourglass for Kids VEOLEY 20 minute Large Security sandglass/sand clock/hourglass 20 minute sand timer- Purple • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
security 10 Minutes timer veoley Plastic sand timer durable Sandglass Visual Hourglass Precise Sand Clock for kids -Orange • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
DNA Squishy Stress Ball (4-Pack) Squeeze, Color Sensory Toy | Relieve Tension, Anxiety, ADHD | Home, Travel and Office Use | Fun for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
RING BOOK NCKL 1.5'' PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom: Everything Educators Need for Building Growth Mindset Learning Communities • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Brain Boogie Boosters • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Sparkling Play Sand - 2 LBS of Shimmering Sand with Castle Molds (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
National Geographic Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Purple) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Sparkling Play Sand - 2 LBS of Shimmering Sand with Castle Molds (Pink) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
I Love You Rituals • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Teacher Created Resources 20660 Sand Timer • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
Quietly, A Piano Album – Instrumental album From the creators of Scripture Lullabies • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
School Specialty Giant Foam Dice - 5 inches - Set of 2 - Yellow with Red • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
COLOR MIX • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60

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