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Ms. Rodgers from Boardman OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers with Character! Character Education and Social Skills Through Books

My students need picture books for lessons on social skills and character education.

  • $379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a very diverse school district and at a Title I school. Many of our students come from low-income families and qualify for free or reduced lunch. Despite economic challenges, it is my job to show these young learners that with hard work they can achieve their goals.

I teach the future of our country.

My young second graders are energetic and eager to learn. Each student is a unique individual, and it is my goal to help each of them realize their potential. I focus on building relationships and creating a positive classroom community. I want each of my students to feel safe in my classroom and happy to come to school each day.

My Project

In today's world, it is more apparent than ever that young students need to be taught good character and social skills. One way to teach these skills to young students is through books. I have a wonderful curriculum with lessons that go along with each book. Each lesson has a goal that the students learn by reading and discussing what happens to the characters in each book.

Your generous donation to our classroom will help improve the social and emotional skills of my students in and out of the classroom.

Students relate to characters in each story and apply these lessons to their own lives. In the book "Because Amelia Smiled," students learn that our actions can impact others. The book "Red: A Crayon's Story" teaches us we all have special talents. "Up the Creek" teaches that we can disagree politely, and a book like "Rosie Revere, Engineer" teaches students to never give up. Each book has a lesson that students can apply to their every day lives.

Ms. Rodgers
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Being Frank • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Hattie and Hudson • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Because Amelia Smiled • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Pig the Winner (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! We Are Growing! • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Storyopolis Books) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Up the Creek (Life in the Wild) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64

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