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Ms. Bolton from Rockford IL is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Beef'in Up the Safe Place

My students need a variety of social/emotional materials to assist them in the learning process of the coping skills needed to appropriately manage and identify their emotions effectively when engaging with others. My students need a listening center and puppets.

  • $1,412 goal

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My Students

As a teacher of poverty level preschoolers I find it my passion to provide a consistent, fun, loving environment for each of them on a daily basis. My classroom is where they come and they know they are safe, cared for, and loved! Children need to know that they matter and that they can learning new, fun things!

Each and every student in my classroom is unique and along with their uniqueness comes their unique sometimes complex baggage!

It is up to me as their teacher to provide them with the support, tools, teachings, and resources they need to sort through their "baggage" and become successful life long learners.

My Project

The students in my classroom come from poverty level house holds. House holds where it is not unusual to hear or witness domestic violence, experience some form of trauma, or have been removed from your home for one reason or another. When these children then enter the classroom it is a ongoing challenge for the teacher's to provide the best learning environment they can while juggling the many different situations that walk through the door daily.

The materials I am requesting will provide me with the tools I need to teach these at risk children in my classroom some basis coping skills they can carry with them for a life time.

These materials will assist the child in identifying their emotions and provide the teacher with visuals to walk the child through the traumatic, overwhelming and many times confusing episode of a tantrum, break down, or release of anger.

I truly believe if we can teach and instill these important coping skills into these young children at the preschool age, they will grow in to become self - sufficient, successful, well rounded adults. Adults that our future can count on!!

Ms. Bolton
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ965 - Classic Birch Anyplace, Anytime Mobile Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $259.00 1 $259.00
FF704 - Feelings & Emotions Washable Dolls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
GA328 - Learning to Get Along Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $87.50 1 $87.50
RE437 - Feelings & Emotions Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $83.50 1 $83.50
LC955 - Beginner’s Hammering Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
AX20 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
CK20GR - Little Beanbag Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
CK20BU - Little Beanbag Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC735 - Lakeshore Color Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF465 - Moods & Emotions Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.50 1 $49.50
RR416 - Color-Changing Touch Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE226 - Pre-Writing Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA708 - Moods & Emotions Mirrors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH166 - Fill It Up! Fine Motor Jars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
AA477 - Soft & Safe Sensory Rings • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LM165 - Book Bins - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.50 1 $19.50
PP508 - Sensory Stars Beanbag Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
TT113 - Let’s Talk! Mexican Girl Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TT116 - Let’s Talk! Ghanaian Boy Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TT117 - Let’s Talk! Chinese Boy Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
FD236 - AC Adaptor • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
YH47D - Traditional Lullabies CD • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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