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Mrs. Rocha from Odessa TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take Charge and Grow

Help me give my students meaningful guidance lessons through the power of literature. They will learn how to "Grow their Brain" through growth mindset lessons and take charge and control of their emotions through mindfulness activities.

  • $293 goal

This project expired on January 20, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the proud counselor of 709 students in an elementary school in Odessa, Tx. Our school houses kindergarten through fifth grade. Odessa is an oilfield town and due to the rise in this job field, we have many students who are new to Odessa, and/or Texas. I have many students who live in RV's, are doubling up with family, or live in hotels. We are a low socioeconomic school, yet this does not deter my students' eagerness to learn. They are a resilient bunch who have overcome many obstacles.

My Project

Building a library is essential in any area of education, and this is true in school counseling as well. My students will learn about being mindful and strategies to help with this practice as well as changing fixed mindsets to growth mindsets. The books I am asking for will serve 709 students just this year alone. I will be able to provide a different weekly lesson that my students can put into practice not only in school but in their daily living. These books can also be used for small group counseling as well as individual counseling within the school.

Mrs. Rocha
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 709 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
What Does It Mean to Be Present? • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Growth Mindset Coloring Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
A Terrible Thing Happened • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45

Materials cost

$215.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.84

Total project goal

$292.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.29

1 Donor

-$292.29

Donations toward project cost

-$248.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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