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Mrs. Sallee and Pawss our Therapy Dog from Youngstown OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All These Emotions

My students need support as they navigate a very stressful world at times! I selected books like I Matter, I am Yoga, and The Way I Act to help us talk about healthy ways to manage our emotions!

  • $668 goal

This project expired on November 9, 2018.

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My Students

I have had the pleasure of being our fabulous school district's elementary school guidance counselor for many years. Throughout the years I have carried many roles with this title, but my favorite role is working with our amazing students. Our school houses over 400 students in grades preschool through fourth. Many of them come to our school lacking social and emotional skills. In addition to that, many of them come to school on a daily without their basic needs being met. It is, without doubt, the most rewarding job I could have ever asked for to be able to assist and help these students, as well as all of the students in my district.

Over 70% of our students come from low-income households, but that does not stop them from being some of the most friendly, positive, and hardworking students.

Throughout the day, I am able to work with the students helping them to enroll, get acquainted with the school, offer them guidance and support in terms of academic, personal, parental, and social pressures, as well as advocate for their well being. In addition to that, I get help students process problems and plan goals of action.

My Project

These books were thoughtfully selected to help elementary students recognize that its ok to have emotions, thoughts and to feel certain ways, but in those moments there are some positive ways to handle those emotions that will help you and those around you to grow and learn!

I desire for my students to be in control over their thoughts and emotions and not to let them control the child!

If I can help them understand how to self regulate at a young age it will help in the years and generations to come!

I Matter, I am Yoga, and The Way I Act are some of the amazing books I will be able to share with my students, my kids, on the beautiful red carpet that I requested during our lessons and help make a difference in their lives!

Mrs. Sallee and Pawss our Therapy Dog
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 521 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ottomanson Soft Cozy Color Solid Shag Area Rug Contemporary Living and Bedroom Soft Shag Area Rug, Red, 7'10 L x 9'10 W • Amazon Business $143.62 1 $143.62
Anh's Anger • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
My New Best Friend • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
My Incredible Talking Body • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Moody Cow Meditates • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Charlotte and the Quiet Place • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
They All Saw a Cat • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Other Side of the Story: Fairy Tales with a Twist • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
I Hate Everything!: A book about feeling angry (Our Emotions and Behavior) • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
The Dot • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Just Because: Where Seeing Another Point of View Makes a Better You • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
I Matter (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
I Can Do That: A Book on Self-Regulation (Can-Do Kids Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Glad Monster, Sad Monster • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
My Many Colored Days • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
I'm in Charge of Me! (The Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $6.05 1 $6.05
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
When I Feel Angry (The Way I Feel Books) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $4.13 1 $4.13

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