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Ms. Alison from Wakefield RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Toolbox for Social-Emotional Learning

Help me give my students the tools they need such as books and games to build healthy relationships and coping skills to deal with emotions.

  • $355 goal

This project expired on May 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an elementary school student, navigating social rules and expectations, figuring out how to solve small problems, and communicating effectively can be tough! The pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students I service come to school each day excited to learn and spend time with their peers and teachers. On the other hand, they are still figuring out how to build positive relationships, solve problems, and effectively express and deal with their emotions, all key factors in being successful academically.

As the school psychologist of an elementary school, my hope is to give students the skills they need to build positive, long-lasting relationships; independently solve small problems; and to express and appropriately deal with their emotions.

This year, my students have shown me that they are eager to learn and apply these skills, they just need some guidance to get them moving in the right direction. In an age where face-to-face interactions are on the decline, kids need more explicit instruction on how to build healthy relationships and deal with emotions appropriately. I am hopeful that by giving students these skills early, we are helping to set them up for a lifetime of social achievement.

My Project

In our digital age, a child's need to learn and practice social skills is more important than ever. As a first-year school psychologist, I am still working on building my library of social-emotional resources to better service my students. The books, materials, and lesson guides I have chosen cover a wide range of age-appropriate social and emotional topics.

By donating to my project, you will help guide whole-class, small group, and individual lessons on building positive relationships, dealing with emotions and problem-solving.

These resources will also help solidify skills for students on the spectrum and student with other special needs.

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This project will reach 450 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Emotion Balls • AKJ Education $49.99 1 $49.99
Social Skills Activities for Special Children Grades K-5 • AKJ Education $24.05 1 $24.05
Destination Friendship: Developing Social Skills for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders • AKJ Education $21.56 1 $21.56
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! Activity Guide for Teachers • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! Activity Guide for Teachers • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism Spectrum and Sensory Disorders • AKJ Education $17.10 1 $17.10
Making Friends PreK-3 • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Be a Changemaker How to Start Something That Matters • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Win-Win Games for All Ages Co-Operative Activities for Building Social Skills • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Peer Pressure Gauge • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Skills For Starting School My Sticker Reward Chart Book • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Forgive and Let Go! • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Accept And Value Each Person • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Fill a Bucket • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Honesty • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Percy Gets Upset • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Skills for Starting School Sharing is Caring • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Needs It? • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

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