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Ms. Leach from Springfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Building Character

My students need books to help them develop character and learn how to behave in certain situations!

  • $689 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Unique, energetic, determined and curious are just a few words to describe my 4th graders. Most of my students have many things going on in their lives that could and do prevent them from learning. Helping students overcome those outside obstacles, even if it is just for a day or an hour is amazing to see. Some of these students have been through more tragedy and loss than most of us will see in a lifetime. Their willingness to push forward and with help thrive is inspiring.

My Project

Students in our school struggle with behavior and building character. They need direct instruction on skills to behave and learn to eventually function in society.

To help my students learn these skills and succeed in the future we will use these books as a class to read, discuss and reflect.

These books will also be available in our classroom library for students to read anytime and use on their own. Along with this we will be able to use these books when students don't behave so they can read them, based on the specific skills they need, on their own and reflect on their behavior. This will help students to understand what they have done wrong and how they can fix it.

Ms. Leach
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls - Gift Box Set • Amazon Business $65.00 1 $65.00
Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $15.01 1 $15.01
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Let Them Play (True Story) • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The PROcrastinator (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Cliques Just Don't Make Cents! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Cheaters Never Prosper (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Planning Isn't My Priority (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Study Skilled...NOT!!! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Don't Be Afraid to Drop • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What Shoes Will You Wear? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Cell Phoney • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Gas Happens!: What to Do When It Happens to You (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Well, I Can Top That (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Hygiene... You Stink! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
The Judgemental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story (Communicate with Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Sugar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
It's Hard To Be a Verb! • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
I'm Your Flag So Please Treat Me Right • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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