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Ms. U. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building A Socio-Emotional Library

My students need a library full of diverse, relevant, and beautiful picture books! These books can help children recognize and manage unpleasant feelings and experiences.

  • $407 goal

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My Students

I'm a school social worker and my scholars hail from Brooklyn, NY. They are full of the energy! I work with scholars to build their focus, coping ablitities, and emotional regulation skills. These are skills all students need to thrive in school and beyond.

I want to ensure my school social work office is a highly resourced place where students can come and "level up" their social and emotional skills.

Our goal in counseling is to take the strengths inherent in each scholar and build that confidence and skill into areas where they are still growing.

My Project

I'm requesting picture books to build a beautiful library of diverse, current, and relevant picture books to share with my school community. There are so many amazing books being published that show children who look like my students. These books will cover multiple essential topics, from managing impulsive behaviors to coping with grief and trauma.

Bibliotherapy (using books to elucidate and teach lessons) helps children see other characters facing similar challenges like them.

These beautiful books will be used when a student is frustrated and cannot explain using words what they are feeling. The tactile and cozy experience of reading a book gives children time to moderate their emotions and soothe themselves.

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

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Once I Was Very Very Scared • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family when a Loved One is Incarcerated • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
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
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Day My Daddy Lost His Temper: Empowering Kids That Have Witnessed Domestic Violence (The Empowering Kids Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Friend Like Simon - Autism / ASD (Moonbeam childrens book award winner 2009) - Special Stories Series 2 (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Someone I Love Died • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
David and the Worry Beast: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail (Life's Challenges) • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
I Can Do That: A Book on Self-Regulation (Can-Do Kids Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
A Terrible Thing Happened • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Do You Have a Secret? (Let's Talk About It!) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Big Test (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism (A First Look At...Series) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58

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