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Mrs. Smith from Elkhart IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Our Way Through Social Skills

My students need books that teach life skills to be used with social skills lessons.

  • $279 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My “firsties” love to move, learn, and experience new things. This group of kiddos have a huge desire to be creative and have no shortage of imagination to fuel them. Whether it be during recess, centers, or even transition times; their creativity flows and makes my job so much more enjoyable.

Our school, and second home, is located in an inner city, low income area.

Over 80% of my students receive free lunch. The families in this area struggle to fulfill basic needs. I am always happy and excited to see my students succeed despite their obstacles and struggles outside of school.

My Project

Weekly, my class has class meetings to learn about social skills and how to deal with the adventures of life. For many of my students, this is the only character development they hear and I want to equip them with strong social skills for the tough times in life. These books will be paired with social skill lessons that I have already purchased. Students will be able to hear and see these characters growing and learning through these books.

Some of the skills these books with reinforce are: perseverance, being yourself, kindness, being free, point of views, being respectful and friendship.

I truly believe my students will grow into better citizens with strong social skill lessons. By supporting this project, you are helping students grow into their best selves.

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully (The Kissing Hand Series) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Bears Don't Read! • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Duck! Rabbit! • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Owen (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
My Secret Bully • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Matthew and Tilly (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Whistle for Willie • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
The Pout-Pout Fish • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Let's Fly a Kite (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
. . . If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
The Snowy Day Board Book • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (A Click, Clack Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Very Busy Spider (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56
Little Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Days with Frog and Toad (I Can Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $1.98 1 $1.98

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