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Mrs. S. from Somerset NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Social-Emotional Skills

My students need books that facilitate rich and meaningful discussions to help strengthen their social-emotional skills.

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year, my class will be spending a lot of time on social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning (SEL), as defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”

Each day we will have a designated morning meeting time when we focus on social-emotional learning.

As a part of our morning meetings, I plan to read lots of books that will facilitate rich and meaningful discussions that will strengthen their social-emotional skills .

My Project

Children’s books are an excellent resource to teach your children social-emotional skills such as manners, identifying emotions, bravery, problem-solving, and dealing with disappointment. I will be using these books during our daily morning meetings. I have noticed a big need for social-emotional learning. My goal is to focus a lot more on building the children's social-emotional skills.

I researched the best read aloud books for developing social-emotional skills and these are the books I found.

Many of these books were on multiple different website lists, specifically We're All Wonders, Jabari Jumps, and The Bad Seed. These social-emotional books will encourage empathy, kindness, and help kids think about grief and anger.

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Because Amelia Smiled • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie • Amazon Business $15.37 1 $15.37
Millie Fierce • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
Pass It On • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
The Heart and the Bottle • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Extraordinary Jane • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
You're All Kinds of Wonderful • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Argyle Fox • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Fair is Fair • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
My Very Own Space • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Life • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Monsters' Monster • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Memory String • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
How to Lose All Your Friends (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$467.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.98

Total project goal

$593.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.21

9 Donors

-$343.87

Donations toward project cost

-$292.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.58

match offer

-$249.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$211.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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