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

Ride the Wave to Success

Help me give my students engaging literacy which will empower them to build skills for resolving conflict in a productive way.

  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are eager to learn and to make the world a better place. Because our schools are small-by-design, it allows students to discover their abilities, embrace their talents and explore their passions. We recognize individual differences and encourage students to be responsible learners in the classroom, school and community. A strong belief that my students and I focus on, is that by building communication skills, nurturing leadership opportunities and collaboratively working to resolve problems productively, our students can change the world and the future.

Strong collaboration between teachers, students, families and community members ensures students maximize achievement through ongoing examination of instructional practices.

School staff and families communicate on a consistent basis regarding culture and climate, behavior and progress.

Students experience community-building opportunities throughout the academic day and come together for team-building, sharing of successes and academic support. Our dedicated adults in our community encourage students to understand and practice positive behaviors that will support them throughout their lifetime.

My Project

Our Cougars are full of energy and love learning! They are problem solvers and critical thinkers who have a wide range of abilities, interests and skills.

Our school is always buzzing with young leaders looking for ways to make the world a better place.

Character traits, which we nurture, include Responsibility, Integrity, Perseverance and Compassion. Students encourage each other to do their best, and proactively look for ways to further their learning.

The “Ride the Wave to Success” Project

This will be a special read aloud to support young minds in resolving conflicts productively and building relationships making a difference in the future!

This special read aloud brings many guest readers from all over.

Students will not only strengthen problem solving and communication skills, but also enhance other skills that are needed in the 21st century such as critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Our participation in this project will provide a chance for students and adults to make connections, build relationships, and engage in conversations celebrating Colorado Conflict Resolution Month. We believe that here at Clayton Partnership we can all “Ride the Wave to Success!”

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
More than half 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 500 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $10.67 7 $74.69
What Do You Do With a Chance? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $8.80 4 $35.20
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $16.16 2 $32.32
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: Stories of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the Soul) • Amazon Business $14.00 2 $28.00
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $13.67 2 $27.34
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $12.53 2 $25.06
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98

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