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Ms. Trimble from Des Moines IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Little Spot of Classroom Connection

Help me give my students some familiar books to create an at home connection to our classroom. Instead of missing our supportive community, students will have a tool for when we are not available.

  • $539 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our little classroom provides a safe, predictable learning environment for students who, for various reasons, have a need for very individualized support throughout the school day. Often their social emotional skills are developed in response to adverse childhood experiences.

These amazing students come to school and often muddle through the day striving to maintain some sort of equilibrium.

This is often found in investigating topics of their choice, working together to solve problems, and helping each other through times of turbulance.

My Project

The regulation tools provided by these characters are presented in a very personal way. We all connected to the situations and were comforted by the problem solving process. Author and Illustrator Diane Alber engaged us all right from the very first page!

While these books can not replace the community we have created in our classroom, they can provide some safety and consistency to the very students who fell in love with the Spots.

Author and illustrator engaged us all from the very first page. I can't think of a better way to support students from afar during this unusual time.

Ms. Trimble
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Little SPOT of Happiness $11.99 5 $59.95
A Little Peaceful SPOT: A Story About Mindfulness $11.99 5 $59.95
A Little SPOT of Sadness: A Story About Empathy And Compassion $11.99 5 $59.95
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions $10.79 5 $53.95
A Little SPOT of Kindness! $10.79 5 $53.95
A Little SPOT of Confidence: A Story About Believing In Yourself $10.79 5 $53.95
A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries $10.67 5 $53.35

Materials cost

$395.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$458.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.83

Total project goal

$538.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$538.87

5 Donors

-$329.73

Donations toward project cost

-$284.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.71

Matching donations from our partners

-$204.73

Match offers toward project cost

-$174.02

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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