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  • $221 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Struckel
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books Are the Best!

Help me give my students engaging and exciting books to make social emotional learning fun!

My Students

My students are incredible! My students are in kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade. They are curious, inquisitive, hard-working, and dedicated. All of my students have Individualized Educational Plans, because they have been diagnosed with disabilities. All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch at school. They come from high poverty areas, and they all love coming to school. My students are brilliant individuals who learn differently than their peers. These students will be successful, and it's my job to create learning opportunities that ensure this.

My Project

I was recently at a professional development where these book titles were shared as engaging and effective resources to use for social-emotional learning. The facilitator shared lesson plans for each title but didn't have the funding to give us any of the books. I want to do this work with my students and getting these books helps me do that. Research shows that SEL not only improves achievement by an average of 11 percentile points, but it also increases prosocial behaviors (such as kindness, sharing, and empathy), improves student attitudes toward school, and reduces depression and stress among students (Durlak et al., 2011). Effective social and emotional learning programming involves coordinated classroom, school-wide, family, and community practices that help students develop the following: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.

Students are more successful in school and daily life when they know and can manage themselves, understand the perspectives of others and relate effectively with them, and make sound choices about personal and social decisions.

Access to these books will help me do this important and meaningful work with my students! These titles will help me help students personally develop these five areas. I will also be able to use these texts to guide their families as well.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fox (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $18.40 1 $18.40
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Superheroes Are Everywhere • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Kindness Starts With You • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Mindset Matters (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Refugees and Migrants (Children in Our World) • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$155.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$187.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.09

Total project goal

$220.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$220.61

2 Donors

-$218.85

Donations toward project cost

-$187.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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