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Ms. Meehan from Fairbanks AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Leader in Me

Help me give my students the book The 7 Habits of Happy of Kids and student storybooks on developing the 7 Habits.

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

What do I love about my students? I love their eagerness and desire to create their future selves! They love learning and are always ready for more! They seek new opportunities on a daily basis.

My students smile and laugh often at school.

This is what feels special to me. My students are happy and comfortable. They are willing to make mistakes and are brave in sharing those mistakes to help themselves and others learn. I believe this is due to our classroom lessons or discussions with the topic of Growth Mindset and Leadership.

I have heard students saying to each other, "You're becoming a better person," or "Is that the person you want to be when you're older?" They confront and assist each other with taking responsibility for their work as well as their behaviors. I have a classroom of "eager beavers" that are creative, encouraging and supportive of their peers. They have a love for learning that is infectious and exhilarating!

My Project

Providing each of my students with their own copy of the book, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids (purchasing 18) will allow for personalization of their learning. If they each have their own book they will be able to make side notes and underline words meaningful to them. They will also be able to keep the book and refer back to it.

I will use this book and the shorter storybooks (purchasing 15) to develop and encourage positive leadership skills and growth mindsets within my students.

Stories assist students in relating to the concepts being taught. Some of the story titles are as follows: What Would Danny Do, Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words, My Actions Matter: A Book on Life Values, My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength.

Through our small and whole group discussions, students will be able to identify the seven habits and will practice each of the habits in various ways (role-play, art projects, teacher created scenarios, etc.). This practice will assist them to deeply ingrain the habits so that they will successfully implement them in their daily lives.

The book is composed of 7 short stories with a colorful crew of characters that students can relate with. The stories teach the reader about each of the 7 habits by using nonfiction characters.

The 7 Habits are:

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Every child has a leader within them and with the right supports, I believe the students will learn how to use the skills and gain the knowledge to be successful.

Ms. Meehan
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids • Amazon Business $12.98 18 $233.64
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $17.61 1 $17.61
Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Mary Engelbreit 2019 Deluxe Wall Calendar: Everyone Understands Kindness • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Growth Mindsets For Kids: We All Have Brainpower • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Becoming Brave: How Little Buffalo Finds Courage • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
I Can Do That: A Book on Self-Regulation (Can-Do Kids Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
My Actions Matter: A Book on Life Values (Can-Do Kids Series) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
The Healing Touch • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09

Materials cost

$399.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$5.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$441.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.83

Total project goal

$518.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$518.87

7 Donors

-$518.87

Donations toward project cost

-$441.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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