2014 was the first year I applied for a Donors Choose Grant. As it turns out, my project was fully funded! Donors Choose.org is a great way for people and organizations to fund educational projects which fill needs in classrooms. I requested 25 books to be added to my classroom library. Every one of these books addresses social and emotional issues such as anxiety in children, students with special needs, bullying, etc. I strongly feel that the more students talk about these issues, the more prepared they will be when situations arise on the playground. My third graders have really enjoyed reading and discussing these books and we even shared them with our first grade book buddies!
Jayla and her book buddy reading Spaghetti
Andrew and his book buddy reading Enemy Pie.
Eliana and her book buddy reading My Mouth is a Volcano.
Maddex and his book buddy