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Ms. Nicholson from Pittsfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Teach Social Emotional Skills!

Help me give my students a variety of books that support the social-emotional learning lessons I teach them!

  • $416 goal

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My Students

When looking in my classroom, you will see the smiling faces of students who feel safe and respected, and who are ready to take on rigorous academic risks within the community we have built. What you may not see is that the majority of students in my classroom live a life where they struggle with high poverty rates, food insecurity, and trauma.

My students have overcome more challenges in their lives than most can imagine, but are still thriving and ready to learn!

My Project

Many children struggle with skills such as regulating emotions, forming friendships, and having a positive growth mindset. These skills are needed for kids to be happy and to grow into successful adults. Just like the skills learned in math English and science, these social-emotional learning skills need to be taught/modeled in order for students to become successful at them. That is why my school places such an emphasis on developing these skills with our students in our daily morning meetings.

These books I am requesting will help support my existing social-emotional learning curriculum and engage students in learning these essential skills.

Even though I teach 5th grade and they are the "big kids" of the school, they still LOVE having stories read aloud to them. They also still have a lot to learn when it comes to social-emotional learning. These books will be integrated into my lessons and will provide an engaging way to teach a variety of skills and concepts.

I appreciate any contribution to this project as I can not do this on my own, but I know the impact it will have on my students will magnify learning for years to come!

Ms. Nicholson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Smile • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Barefoot Book of Children • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Amazing Grace (Grace-picture Books) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Flight School • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
What Does It Mean to Be Present? • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy] • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Just Kidding • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Rumor Has It... (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
The OK Book • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Sorry! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Enormous Potato • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Dot • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Boy and Bot • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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