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Ms. Lind from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help Us To Develop A Little Character!

My students need a small group meeting table 13 books that will help guide them to develop good character traits such as honesty, trustworthiness, and generosity and a character education pocket chart.

  • $492 goal

This project expired on February 5, 2011.

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My Students

I want to put the pride back into being a "good" student and lifelong learner. For many of our students the line between "survival" and "want" is very thin. I want my students to learn how to make good decisions and to understand the difference between right and wrong.

My class consists of 10 second grade students and 14 first grade students.

They represent 6 different cultures and 19 speak a language other than English at home. Our school is located in an urban area surrounded by both apartments and single family homes. Most of my students live in homes with multiple family members sharing the same space with limited amounts of food, clothes and time. They travel to their home country each year, but have never been more than 5 miles away from where they live. Our students love to learn but need guidance as to how to get along with the others in school as well as in their neighborhood.

My Project

First I am requesting a small group meeting table. This table will become the safe place where small groups of students can gather to either talk or write about their problems. When children can analyze a problem, they are well on their way to being able to solve that problem. The 13 books that I have selected each focus on a character trait. By offering weekly character trait lessons and then following those lessons up with practice and praise, they should become part of their everyday life. I also need a character education pocket chart. Since young students relate with characters in books I have chosen to launch each lesson with one of these books and then follow it up with discussion and an activity. When students are able to make good choices and solve problems their learning time is more wisely spent and their propensity to get into trouble becomes minimal.

If one doesn't know how to get along with others or how to share at a young age how do we expect them the become good citizens?

This project will touch the lives of more than just this one group of 24 students. It will impact them, their friends and hopefully their siblings. It is like starting the day with a good breakfast. They will be starting their lives as lifelong learners.

Ms. Lind
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Be a Friend: Learning about Friendship and Fairness Regina Burch • Barnes and Noble $2.98 1 $2.98
EE545RD - 30" x 60" Rectangular Kids Colors™ Table - Red • Lakeshore Learning $199.00 1 $199.00
Courage Kristin Thoennes Keller • Barnes and Noble $19.36 1 $19.36
Tolerance Connie Colwell Miller • Barnes and Noble $19.36 1 $19.36
Telling the Truth: Learning about Honesty, Integrity, and Trustworthiness(Character Education Series) Regina Burch, Carla Hamaguchi (Editor), Keiko Motoyama (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.98 1 $2.98
Following the Rules: Learning about Respect Regina Burch, Carla Hamaguchi (Editor), Kathi Ember (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.98 1 $2.98
Would It Be Right?: Learning about Good Judgement Regina Burch • Barnes and Noble $2.98 1 $2.98
Character Builders, Set 1: Doing Right and Trying Hard, Vol. 2 Regina Burch • Barnes and Noble $16.23 1 $16.23
Character Builders: Sharing and Caring Regina Burch • Barnes and Noble $16.23 1 $16.23
Character Education Resource Guide Regina Burch, Teri L. Fisch (Editor), Jane Yamada (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Everyone Is Special and Unique: Learning about Acceptance K-3 Regina Burch • Barnes and Noble $2.98 1 $2.98
Never Give Up: Learning about Perseverance Regina Burch • Barnes and Noble $2.98 1 $2.98
Think Before You Act: Learning about Self-Discipline and Self-Control (Character Education Series) Regina Burch, Carla Hamaguchi (Editor), Catherine Leary (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.98 1 $2.98
You Can Count on Me: Learning about Responsiblity K-3 Regina Burch • Barnes and Noble $2.98 1 $2.98
POCKET CHART CHARACTER ED • ABC School Supply, Inc $37.99 1 $37.99

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