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Ms. Seigel from S San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Our Way to a Growth Mindset

Help me give my students high quality books that will help them develop a growth mindset and chair bands that help them focus their energy when seated at their desks.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach second grade in a Title I school in California. My students are a diverse group of learners who speak a variety of languages at home. One thing they have in common is a kindness and commitment to learning together with their peers. Classroom visitors compliment them on how kind and helpful they are to each other.

My students work well together, especially studying science in our school garden.

They are inquisitive and active learners. They love opportunities to be outside and to be physically active.

My Project

Making mistakes is an important part of learning. Without mistakes, we can't grow. Unfortunately, some of my students come to school with the idea that mistakes are things to be embarrassed about rather than seeing them as opportunities for learning.

My students love our daily read alouds.

It is an important part of our daily routine and I have found that it is also a great way to support important concepts. I spend time at the beginning of the year introducing the importance of having a growth mindset, that we are all continual learners through ongoing effort. These high quality picture books will help support the idea of mistakes as learning opportunities throughout the rest of the year.

Ms. Seigel
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
The Grit Guide for Teens: A Workbook to Help You Build Perseverance, Self-Control, and a Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Sakolla (5 Count) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Solace Helps Improve Focus in The Classroom Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Not Yet • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
In Other Words: Phrases for Growth Mindset: A Teacher's Guide to Empowering Students through Effective Praise and Feedback • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$102.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.23

Total project goal

$168.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.20

3 Donors

-$123.00

Donations toward project cost

-$104.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.45

match offer

-$45.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.78

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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