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Ms. Kovar from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You Cannot Open a Book Without Learning Something!

Help me give my students these books that show and explain important social and emotional skills that are so crucial to their growth and development as young learners: Growth Mindset, tattling, communication, and self-esteem.

  • $428 goal

This project expired on February 7, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my classroom are eager to learn everything put in front of them. They love the awesome environment that we provide but sometimes aren’t presented the opportunity to understand certain social skills. In addition, they often lack self-esteem and give up easily.

One part of my job, is to help their self-confidence and be the motivator and cheerleader in their life that tells them they can achieve anything they put their mind and heart to.

Most of my students come from diverse backgrounds and cultures and come to school each day with a smile on their face. I want to be sure they keep their smile and zest for life, as long as possible.

My Project

These books will make such a difference in my students' lives. Sometimes they do not have the opportunity to have books put in their hands. With these resources at their fingertips, I will be able to expose them to a lot of topics that will help them be a successful learner in today's world.

Topics such as Growth Mindset, communication, courage, kindness, controlling impulses, staying positive, and self-esteem are just a few of the topics that will be covered with these books.

I will use these books as read alouds and points of discussions for my young learners to grow.

Ms. Kovar
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
I'll Wait, Mr. Panda • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
How Rocket Learned to Read • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Rocket Writes a Story • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Friendshape • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Finding Dory (Picture Book): Three Little Words • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
What Does It Mean to Be Kind? • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 6) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Will Try (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Can Handle Special Occasions (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Matter (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Not Yet • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Worries Are Not Forever (Best Behavior) • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
My Heart Fills with Happiness • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
The Family Book • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$328.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$363.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.16

Total project goal

$427.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$427.71

5 Donors

-$423.29

Donations toward project cost

-$363.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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