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Mrs. Hayden from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Words to Live By!

Help me give my students the gift of well written stories that have powerful messages for their young minds!

  • $470 goal

This project expired on December 4, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a school that calls itself "the greatest school on Earth" because we believe that. What makes our school so great are the students in our classrooms. They come from various backgrounds and neighborhoods surrounding our school area. My students are the reason I love coming to work and I want to do something for them!

My students are all learning to become leaders themselves and positive role models for our school.

We are learning to be proactive and be in charge of ourselves in the classroom. There are twenty-six leaders growing in this room and I am excited to see what they will achieve this year. These students all have desire and smarts to reach to the sky!

Students need quality books put into their hands and heard read aloud, in order to become more critical thinkers and curious learners. Books with colorful illustrations and powerful messages can help our kids better understand their power as readers and their impact in a classroom, a school, and their community.

My Project

All of these books were carefully chosen because of their words, illustrations and underlying messages that will build students up and empower them to think about their own learning and growth. These books all provide opportunities to discuss important topics about ourselves - the positive, amazing things that make us all an essential part of this classroom.

These books will be used along with our "Leader in Me" leadership discussions.

The books will be a jumping off point for us to talk about leadership, kindness and positive thinking in our classroom community. Books are an interactive and entertaining way to talk about different issues or important qualities that we want to have in our world around us.

Mrs. Hayden
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I'm Here • Amazon Business $17.70 1 $17.70
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $17.65 1 $17.65
Look! I Wrote a Book! (And You Can Too!) • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
What If Everybody Thought That? • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk (It’s Not a Fairy Tale) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
How to Get Your Teacher Ready (How To...relationships) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Windows • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Sky Color (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Because • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
It's Not Hansel and Gretel (It’s Not a Fairy Tale) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
The Scariest Book in the Whole Entire World (Entire World Books) • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Say Something • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Find Your Happy!: A Kid's Self Love Book (Empower Kids) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
What Do You Do With a Chance? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
This School Year Will Be the BEST! • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71

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