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Ms. Sturgill from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take A Stand Against Bullying

My students need a class set of Bullying in Schools books as well as a variety of other books to teach them about bullying and being kind to others.

  • $373 goal

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My Students

Do you remember the saying "Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt me?" That saying is not true at all. We all know that words hurt and last forever. Kids need to learn that bullying is wrong and has a lasting, hurtful affect on a person.

I am a librarian at a high poverty elementary school where there are over 700 students ranging in ages from 4 to 13 years old.

My students come from a variety of home structures including, but not limited to, foster, single parent, military, nuclear, migrant and multiple family households. The majority of the families are low income and this library is the students' only access to reading materials. This aside, they are just children and need to have fun, laugh, question, explore, create, and interact with each other in an effort to develop the knowledge and social skills needed to be successful individuals.

My Project

The Bullying in Schools books will be available for teachers to check out and use in their own classroom, but will also be used during the book club. We will read and discuss the stories as well as do team building activities. The students will also become experts and help begin an anti-bullying campaign at school. The variety of other books which teach the students about bullying, tolerance, respect, and being kind to others will be displayed in a special section of the library available for any students to check-out. This section will be used to promote the anti-bullying campaign which will be beginning at school.

Bullying has become a huge issue in the school system.

Students need to understand what is considered bullying. They also need to be taught the best way to handle situations that involve bullying. These are not just lessons they need now, but this is something they will carry with them forever.

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Ms. Sturgill
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 700 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bullying in Schools • AKJ Books $1.00 30 $30.00
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies Howard Binkow • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Alley Oops Janice Levy, Cynthia Decker (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $14.36 1 $14.36
Back Off, Bully Boys! • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
The Bully From The Black Lagoon • AKJ Books $12.20 1 $12.20
Bus Ride Bully • AKJ Books $17.02 1 $17.02
Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully Audrey Penn • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Confessions of a Former Bully • AKJ Books $17.09 1 $17.09
Dragonbreath • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Martha Walks the Dog • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Recess Queen Alexis O''Neill, Alexis O''Neil, Laura Huliska-Be • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Freak the Mighty Rodman Philbrick, W. R. Philbrick • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Gooney Bird Greene • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Horton Hears a Who • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Green Eggs and Ham • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Yertle the Turtle • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
The Sneetches and Other Stories • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
The Butter Battle Book • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29

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