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Ms. Ramirez from Bronx NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Coping Mechanisms with Social Emotional Learning

Help me give my students a soothing companion pet, books and games to learn more about managing their feelings and rubber bracelets to identify how they are feeling.

  • $366 goal

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My Students

I have always been a firm believer of the quote, "It takes a village to raise a child." Being a classroom teacher, I am constantly trying to provide my learners with the most beneficial, equitable education experience as I set the groundwork of their future. These multicultural learners are relying on the aid of a school community to guide them to achieve their full potential and I have been blessed to have the privilege to be their conductor for this ride.

I have been so fortunate to be a second grade ENL (English as a New Language) teacher of students who consistently rise to the challenge.

My students come from various nations ranging from Albania, Vietnam, Mexico, Dominican Republic and more. These students began second grade with very little understanding of the English language and grade level academics. In addition to the language barrier,​ I have several students with IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) to support academics and several with ADHD who even with focusing challenges, break all barriers due to their drive to learn. Currently, these little go-getters are working hard to achieve all goals they set their mind to, I know that the sky is the limit.

My Project

In such a busy fast paced world, our little learners are walking around and coming to school with lots of baggage. From not eating breakfast, living in shelters, parents working late hours, no one home to help with homework, no one home to speak English with, to divided households- this list goes on and on - Little People with Big Problems. Due to these children being young, they have not had the opportunity to acquire coping mechanisms to help them verbalize how they feel.

With the responsibility of meeting grade level expectations and balancing all the outside stresses children need to learn how to identify, cope and rise through the challenges.

With this project, I am hoping to incorporate tools such as books, an electronic therapy pet, and games to help my students learn to identify how they are feeling and develop a sense of comfort and resilience to help them learn how to cope with negative feelings.

Ms. Ramirez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ageless Innovation Joy For All Companion Pets Golden Pup Lifelike & Realistic • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Totem World 24 Rubber Bracelets for Kids Pokemon Theme Birthday Party Favors - Durable Silicone Bracelets Provide Hours of Fun - Assorted Inspired Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur Design • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
CBT 123 Version 2.0: The Hilariously Fun Game That Empowers Kids and Teens to Take Charge of Their Thoughts, Actions, and Emotions - Updated Version • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sticks • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Scribble Stones • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Splatter • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
G is for Grit: A Growth Mindset Vocabulary Coloring Book | A creative way to get kids familiar with words that will stretch their mind • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Feelings in a Jar: A Fun Game for All Ages for Endless Play & Interaction • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Empowerment Cards for Kids – 44 Action Packed and Fun Exercises for Children – Build Self Esteem, Self-Compassion, Relaxation, Body Awareness, Feelings, Dreams – Educational & Entertaining • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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