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Ms. O. from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Strong Emotional Intelligence!

My students need books and other tools to develop emotional intelligence!

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kids are survivors. Many live in poverty and experience traumatic events early in life that affects their development both cognitively and emotionally. They are sweet kids who have families who love them but don't have a lot of the things they need.

My kids are fighters and are capable of great things.

My goal with my DonorsChoose page is to give them the tools to break the cycle of poverty they were born into. Won't you please help me?

My Project

Who taught you to be kind? How did you learn to show respect? What does integrity mean to you? All of these things (compassion, respect, integrity) are things are taught at home while others learn it at church. My mission is to build these lessons into our curriculum at school to help create a generation of people who are responsible, courageous, and have good judgment.

My kids are hands-on learners and need tools to help them grasp abstract concepts such as citizenship and perseverance.

The items I have requested are mostly books about various character traits, along with additional tools to drive the message home. The punching bag is a way to help kids safely express their anger. The pillow is for them to practice meditation on. There are also books about deep breathing/relaxation to help cope with big emotions and books for kids in foster care to read to normalize their experiences.

If you wanna make the world a better place, the best plan is to set our kids up for social success!

Ms. O.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 325 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Soft Comfortable Microfiber Pillow / Cushion Soft Bed Pillow Set Pillow Insert Form pillow filler by Divya Print ( 35 x 35 inch) • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Carson Dellosa Wanted: Good Character Bulletin Board Set (3441) • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Big Time Toys Socker Bopper Power Bag • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Angry Octopus: An Anger Management Story introducing active progressive muscular relaxation and deep breathing • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation: How children (and frogs, dogs, flamingos and dragons) can use yoga relaxation to help deal with stress, grief, bullying and lack of confidence • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
What Do You Stand For? For Kids: A Guide to Building Character • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Trend Enterprises Character Education Bulletin Board Set (T-8146) • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
What If Everybody Said That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Buckets, Dippers, and Lids: Secrets to Your Happiness • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Jumping Into Kindergarten • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Kid Trapper • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Character in a Jar® • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
It Was Just Right Here! (Executive FUNction) • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
A is for Activist • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Smarter than the SCOOPERS • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Molly the Great Tells the Truth: A Book About Honesty (Character Education With Super Ben and Molly the Great) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Straight from the Horse's Mouth! • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story (Communicate with Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Talk and Work It Out (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children • Amazon Business $6.43 1 $6.43
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Wonder Woman Is Respectful (DC Super Heroes Character Education) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Green Lantern Is Responsible (DC Super Heroes Character Education) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Batman Is Trustworthy (DC Super Heroes Character Education) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Superman Is a Good Citizen (DC Super Heroes Character Education) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Aquaman Is Fair (DC Super Heroes Character Education) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Flash Is Caring (DC Super Heroes Character Education) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Miss Moo Goes to the Beach (Character Education: Responsibility) (Funny Bone Readers: Developing Character) • Amazon Business $3.70 1 $3.70
Character Education, Readers Would It Be Right? • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Character Education Everyone Is Special and Unique: Learning about Acceptance • Amazon Business $3.04 1 $3.04
Show You Understand: Learning About Compassion and Caring (Character Education Readers) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94

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