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Mrs. Grace from Balch Springs TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for SEL in the Classroom

My students need books to support them and their classroom teachers to address behaviors and social skills that are challenging for them. These books can be used with the whole class or with individual students.

  • $331 goal

This project expired on December 23, 2018.

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My Students

My students come from primarily low socio-economic homes where their parents are doing the very best that they can to provide for their basic needs. As a result, these students are often lacking basic social skills that need to be addressed in a fun and supportive way with a lot of reminders throughout the years.

Every student deserves for their social-emotional needs to be met in a fun and supportive way.

Books often lend themselves to a point of need use and are often helpful in reinforcing ideas that would otherwise be difficult to do.

My Project

Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds often struggle with social skills and with the ability to self regulate. These can lead to significant behavior issues in the classroom. These behavior issues often translate into more academic problems over the course of their lifespan.

The books will help the students with these skills and self regulation in order to ultimately raise their academic achievement level and better arm them with skills for their future.

Students that are often worried about having enough food or warm enough clothes to wear are the most likely to struggle with these complex social-emotional skills. Therefore, the development of these skills is vital to their long term success.

Mrs. Grace
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 650 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake: A Kid's Guide to Accepting Imperfection (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger (What to Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity (What to Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
What to Do When It's Not Fair: A Kid's Guide to Handling Envy and Jealousy (What-to-do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
The Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges: How to Make Good Choices and Stay Out of Trouble • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
The BIG Book Of Feelings (Emotes!) • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Chill Out: A Workbook to Help Kids Learn to Control Their Anger (Helping Kids Heal Series) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Outsmart Test Anxiety: A Workbook to Help Kids Conquer Test Anxiety (Helping Kids Heal Series) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Cheaters Never Prosper (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Matter (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
I Am a Booger. Treat Me With Respect! • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Table Talk: A Book about Table Manners (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared! • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Somebodyness: A Workbook to Help Kids Improve Their Self-Confidence (Helping Kids Heal Series) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
The ADHD Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Gain Self-Confidence, Social Skills, and Self-Control (Instant Help) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Jumping Into Kindergarten • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Why Smart Kids Worry: And What Parents Can Do to Help • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97

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