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Ms. Williams from Centralia IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Help Me Help Them

My students need age-appropriate, social-emotional stories to assist them with processing the complicated issues (grief, trauma, etc.) that they are dealing with.

  • $180 goal

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My Students

The students that I work with are special education students with a multiplicity of needs, though they share one important characteristic: they all attend a highly specialized alternative school where they receive individualized services. These students come from a variety of backgrounds; however, the majority of my students come from low socioeconomic status households and many students have experienced trauma. To assure students' needs are met in the school setting, and sometimes at home, teachers, social workers, and other school staff often use our own resources to secure the items necessary for meeting the needs of our students.

My Project

L. R. Knost once said, "When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm, not join their chaos." This quote best describes the impact that these books will have on my students. Students who are struggling with an issue, such as the death of a parent, are unable to function well in the classroom, and they need a way to process these emotions. Grief Is Like A Snowflake by Julia Cook provides characters that young children can relate to and a thought provoking plot that will prompt a meaningful discussion. These resources are very versatile and can be used while working with students one-on-one or with a small group.

The resources purchased with your donation will assist students in processing strong emotions and also reinforcing important life lessons.

With these resources, students will learn about an array of social emotional topics, such as bullying, their classmate who has autism, etc. These books will allow students to learn more about themselves and their classmates which will result in a more cooperative learning environment.

By providing students with the resources needed to facilitate meaningful discussions about topics that impact their daily lives, students will have the opportunity to talk through their emotions instead of acting them out. I look forward to seeing the impact that the social-emotional growth of individual students will have on the classroom as a whole.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $6.83 2 $13.66
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Table Talk: A Book about Table Manners (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Grief is Like a Snowflake • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10

Materials cost

$120.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.88

Total project goal

$179.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.21

1 Donor

-$179.21

Donations toward project cost

-$152.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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