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Ms. Straight from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bursting Into Social Emotional Learning for a Better Me!

Help me give my students ways to control their emotions, feelings, anxiety, worry, and anger and to help them with self-esteem, bullying, being calm and grief!

  • $744 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I service are from the side of Chicago which is considered a poverty stricken neighborhood where they look for our school to provide resources in social emotional activities.

My students struggle socially, emotionally and academically as the community rely on me to provide resources to counters their deficiencies.

Every day I provide counseling, teach classes on emotions, feelings, study skills, research, prepare for high school, career development, classroom management, provide teachers resource to cope with emotions, grief, self-esteem, conflict, feelings, depression, loneliness and suicide.

My Project

These books will make a difference in my students lives to help them manage their emotions, feelings, anxiety, worry, and anger. In addition, students will gain help to provide them with the tools to boost their confidence and self-esteem. They will gain life long lessons to help them keep control of their feelings, emotions, and anger. It is the hope that they will lead their community to help rebuild their school and community culture. Finally, my students will be able to serve their community and others around them as they gain knowledge to express themselves in a positive matter.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Genesis Begins Again • Amazon Business $12.24 4 $48.96
A Hug From Heaven • Amazon Business $11.97 4 $47.88
When God Made You • Amazon Business $6.90 6 $41.40
Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Dad, Who Will I Be? • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
My Nana and Me • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids: A Journal to Teach Children to Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.28 2 $26.56
The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
My Mixed Emotions: Help Your Kids Handle Their Feelings • Amazon Business $12.39 2 $24.78
Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies & Bossiness and Finding a Better Way • Amazon Business $7.89 3 $23.67
A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $10.59 2 $21.18
Me and My Feelings: A Kids' Guide to Understanding and Expressing Themselves • Amazon Business $9.39 2 $18.78
Coping With Death: A Coloring and Activity Book for Children Ages 5-11, Includes Bonus Journal Pages • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition (American Girl Library) • Amazon Business $7.53 2 $15.06
The Survival Guide for Kids With Behavior Challenges: How to Make Good Choices and Stay Out of Trouble • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Just Us Women (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Simone Visits the Museum • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $5.79 2 $11.58

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