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Mrs. Doucette from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

B is for Books (Social-Emotional Learning Books)

Help me give my students powerful literature to help teach important skills like empathy, compassion, and self-regulation.

  • $372 goal

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My Students

"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a good book." In my first grade classroom, I want my learners to find the magic in reading.

The majority of my students are second language learners from low socioeconomic homes.

Research shows that these students enter school at the age of 5 knowing 30 million words less than their counterparts.

I teach at a Title I school where over 97% of our students are economically disadvantaged. Our school takes innovative and progressive approaches to take our students to performance levels that compete with students at high socioeconomic schools. One of these measures is providing opportunities to read. My students also come from diverse backgrounds and each has emotional needs that I want to support while in my classroom.

My Project

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a necessary process for helping children and adults develop fundamental skills for life effectiveness. SEL teaches the skills that we all need to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work effectively and ethically.

SEL is a vital content area just as reading, writing, and math are in a classroom.

Through SEL practice, students are given strategies and skills to recognize their emotions, to show compassion for others, to have positive relationships, and more!

In my classroom, we not only are intentional in our SEL practices like mindfulness and meditation, but we also read books that represent characters using these skills as well. It is important for me to provide high quality children's literature to teach these vital SEL skills.

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

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Rude Cakes: (Kid Books about Cake, Food and Taco Books, Book about Love) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Will Try (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Julixe1n Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Brave Enough for Two: A Hoot & Olive Story • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! My story about listening and following instructions (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Hula-Hoopin' Queen • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
I Wish You More (Encouragement Gifts for Kids, Uplifting Books for Graduation) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wilma Jean - The Worry Machine • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Bike Like Sergio's • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
You Should, You Should! • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
My Name Is Not… (Little Birdie Books) • Amazon Business $3.81 1 $3.81

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