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Ms. Ciardi from Jamaica Plain MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Support Social Emotional Learning for First Graders

My students need book to reinforce the social emotional skills they learn through our Open Circle curriculum.

  • $282 goal

This project expired on June 3, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In first grade, we teach students to read, write and do math. We also teach them to be strong thinkers, independent learners and participating members of our classroom community.

Students at our school come from a rich and diverse community.

They speak many languages, represent many socio-economic backgrounds, and are members of different ethnic and racial communities. However, they all share a love of learning and a dedication to our whole-school community.

My Project

As we teach students the skills they need to be successful in first grade, we also teach them the social and emotional skills they will use every day to relate to those around them. We use the Open Circle curriculum to teach them skills such as positive self talk, giving and receiving compliments, dealing with annoying behavior, and engaging in problem-solving strategies.

These books will enrich our classroom library by providing students with literature to support the social and emotional curriculum in our classroom, not just reading, writing and math.

Students will hear stories to help them understand and practice some of the skills they learn about in Open Circle.

Ms. Ciardi
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The New Girl . . . and Me • Amazon $15.86 1 $15.86
Zip, Zip...Homework • Amazon $15.26 1 $15.26
One World, One Day (Barbara Kerley Photo Inspirations) • Amazon $13.84 1 $13.84
Help!: A Story of Friendship • Amazon $13.43 1 $13.43
Willow's Whispers • Amazon $13.32 1 $13.32
The Recess Queen • Amazon $13.13 1 $13.13
Duck & Goose • Amazon $13.00 1 $13.00
The Best Story • Amazon $12.91 1 $12.91
The Way I Feel • Amazon $10.98 1 $10.98
I'm Not Invited? • Amazon $9.89 1 $9.89
A Quiet Place • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Yesterday I Had the Blues • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
I Have a Little Problem, Said the Bear • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Hunter's Best Friend at School • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Big Black Bear • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg (Paperstar) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Farfallina & Marcel • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Mouse Was Mad • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Jamaica's Blue Marker • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Timothy Goes to School • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Trouble in the Barkers' Class (Barker Twins) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Natalie: School's First Day of Me (That's Nat!) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49

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