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Mrs. Horton from Council BLFS IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Social Skills Library

My students need children's books that teach them important social skills to help them during school and throughout life.

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What I love about my students is how they are constantly pushing me to grow. Some of the normalcies I was blessed with as a child are things my students don't get to experience. My building has a 90% free and reduced lunch population. School is sometimes a refuge for my kids and I strive to make it a calm, safe place for them to be.

I find that my students teach me just as much as I teach them!

In my role as a school counselor, social skills are a focus of a lot of my lessons with my students. I have to remember that it is our role as educators to not only teach these skills to them in a way they understand, but also to model the skills for them.

Despite the challenges that my students face daily, they come to school ready to learn and be loved. Our goal is to make our building feel like a family - and I believe we are succeeding!

My Project

We are constantly focusing on social skills in my building. During whole class lessons, small groups and individual sessions, I'm always trying to find the best way to teach my students how to show appropriate social skills.

It is one thing to tell students how to do these social skills, but they learn and understand much deeper when they can connect the skill to a story.

Currently, I have to build my lessons around the books I have, which unfortunately aren't always applicable to the situations my students face.

Adding these books to my library will help specifically with accepting responsibility, learning to be mindful, having a growth-mindset and self-regulations of actions and emotions - all things my students need!

Mrs. Horton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Be Kind • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Peanut Butter & Cupcake • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
One • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
What Does It Mean to Be Kind? • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
The Dot • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
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 $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Spoon • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Zach Gets Frustrated (Zach Rules Series) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Zach Apologizes (Zach Rules Series) • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Kindness Counts: A Story for Teaching Random Acts of Kindness (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The OK Book • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Will Try (MIndful Mantras) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Stick and Stone (board book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It Wasn't My Fault • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12

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