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Mrs. DeGeorge from Tampa FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Kindness, Inclusion, and Diversity in Pre-Kindergarten Students

Help me give my students books that promote self-awareness and the power of our actions, like "What Should Danny Do?" which allows students to see the results of their choices on themselves and others.

  • $473 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our program is committed to helping the smallest learners gain BIG skills. We teach a blended classroom made up of typically developing pre-k students through the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program blended with students with special needs through the Primary Exceptional Education Preschool (PEEP) program. What we love about our program and students is that they learn from each other to become better learners with improved character. Our PEEPs students have been identified with one or more disabilities that include: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disorder, Language Impairments, Speech impairments, Behavioral Disorders, and Physical and Health Impairments. In addition, all of the families in our program are identified as low socioeconomic status and do not have access to resources that could greatly improve their skills.

With your help, our tiny learners will identify with characters in books and see themselves as kind and compassionate learners.

Our students need access to books that will teach them about self-awareness and the acceptance of diversity. By using appropriate literature that opens their minds to kindness, mindful mantras, and diversity, our students will not only develop as learners but as respectful and sensitive members of their community.

My Project

Our earliest learners come to school to not only learn their ABC's and 123's, but to learn about others. These students want to understand how to interact appropriately with other students and teachers but haven't been taught how. They want to make friends and understand the differences among their peers and they need experiences and instruction in how to do that. My students will be able to identify with the characters in these books and learn from the character's experiences. By seeing themselves in the curriculum, my students will see themselves as learners and their actions as important. I will be able to teach my students about self-awareness and their ability to impact others with kindness and acceptance through the use of these books.

When our earliest learners understand kindness, acceptance, and diversity they will be able to learn anything!

The students that I teach come from communities and homes that do not always provide their children with empathy and kindness. Their communities and homes do not always empower children with the idea that they are learners and their actions are important. I want to instill in my students that we can all be kind and that kindness should be celebrated and spread.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Fix Your Dragon’s Attitude: Help Your Dragon To Adjust His Attitude. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Bad Attitude, Negative Behaviors, and Attitude Adjustment. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Train Your Dragon To Be Responsible: Teach Your Dragon About Responsibility. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How to Take Responsibility For The Choices They Make. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 12) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Train Your Dragon To Be Kind: A Dragon Book To Teach Children About Kindness. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids To Be Kind, Caring, Giving And Thoughtful. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 9) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon About Diversity: Train Your Dragon To Respect Diversity. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Diversity and Differences. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon To Follow Instructions: Help Your Dragon Follow Directions. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids The Importance of Listening and Following Instructions. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Help Your Dragon Learn From Mistakes: Teach Your Dragon It’s OK to Make Mistakes. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Perfectionism and How To Accept Failures. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon Manners: Train Your Dragon To Be Respectful. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Manners, Respect and How To Behave. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon to Make Friends: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids How To Make New Friends. A Cute Children Story To Teach Children About Friendship and Social Skills. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 16) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Mindful Dragon: A Dragon Book about Mindfulness. Teach Your Dragon To Be Mindful. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids about Mindfulness, Focus and Peace. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Yoga Dragon: A Dragon Book about Yoga. Teach Your Dragon to Do Yoga. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids the Power of Yoga to Strengthen Bodies and Calm Minds (My Dragon Books) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Train Your Dragon To Accept NO: Teach Your Dragon To Accept ‘No’ For An Answer. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Disagreement, Emotions and Anger Management (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
I Got This!: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids That They Can Handle Everything. A Cute Children Story to Give Children Confidence in Handling Difficult Situations. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 8) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Train Your Angry Dragon: Teach Your Dragon To Be Patient. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Emotions and Anger Management. (Dragon Books for Kids) (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
I Can Handle Special Occasions (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Matter (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Will Try (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Am Proud of Myself! (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
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
I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
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

Materials cost

$365.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$401.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.84

Total project goal

$472.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$472.28

5 Donors

-$237.00

Donations toward project cost

-$201.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.55

match offer

-$235.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$199.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.29

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$0.00

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