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Mrs. Cusmano from Stratford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Support Red Wagon Books for Social and Emotional Learning

My students need books that will teach them about responsibility and perseverance so they can learn socially and emotionally.

  • $586 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Help us grow our "Red Wagon Books" which contain literature that will help students engage in manners, kindness, perseverance, goo character skills, and develop socially and emotionally. We store these books in our school library in a red wagon with a special red wagon sticker. Students and teachers are encouraged to take these books out and read them with the class, partners, and families. With the small collection we have, our students are craving more. Let's read "Red Wagon Books."

My Project

The books within "Red Wagon Books" support social and emotional learning. The authors have written about perseverance, responsibility, respect, manners, and good citizenship in the community. This program was started by myself, Mrs. Cusmano and our school librarian, Mrs. Oliver. We have a small collection of books and are looking to grow it and expand it to the classrooms. Our students have shown great interest in these books and it will benefit our entire school to grow with the program. Many of our readers have written reviews and rated the books. They support one another's reading and have shown good character through their reading.

Mrs. Cusmano
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 400 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eliza's Freedom Road • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Friends • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Eliza's Freedom Road • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Friends • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
One Thousand Paper Cranes The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Dream Something Big The Story of the Watts Towers • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Her Right Foot • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Her Right Foot • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Here We Are • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
We're All Wonders • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Freedom Song The Story of Henry "Box" Brown • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Eddie the Bully • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)-Available Nov 20! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari's Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
By My Brother's Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Superstar • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Big Umbrella • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Be Cool Be Nice • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Dare To Dream! 25 Extraordinary Lives • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Dare To Dream! 25 Extraordinary Lives • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
But It's Not My Fault! • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Ishi, Simple Tips from a Solid Friend • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Respect and Take Care of Things • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character : Choices That Matter Around the World • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Always Room for One More • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Salt in His Shoes Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Pay It Forward Young Readers Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
You Can Count on Me Learning About Responsibility • AKJ Education $3.14 1 $3.14

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