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Mrs. Prado from San Ramon CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm, Cool, and Collected! Social-Emotional Literacy and Counseling Resources

Help me give my students a variety of exciting and engaging counseling materials.

  • $580 goal

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My Project

Each year, I provide individual and group counseling services to the students at our school. I primarily work with students receiving special education services with Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals focusing on emotional regulation, whole body listening, self-esteem, coping skills, anxiety management, and social interaction.

With this project, I'm hoping to expand my social-emotional library and my counseling tool box to address the needs of my students.

I chose many books that will help supplement and enhance the lessons and activities that I create on managing anger, coping with anxiety and sadness, improving their attention and focus in the classroom, and being a caring and responsible student.

Processing complex emotions and learning essential social-emotional skills can sometimes be difficult and tiring. Ensuring that I have fresh, fun, and new materials can drastically impact student engagement and willingness to participate in counseling and develop positive associations with expressing their feelings in a safe space.

Mrs. Prado
Grades 3-5

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Simple Trending-Metal Monitor Stand Riser and Computer Desk Organizer with Drawer for Laptop, Computer, iMac, Golden Yellow • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
A Little SPOT of Emotion 8 Plush Toys with Feelings Book Box Set • Amazon Business $24.34 1 $24.34
BestSelf Conversation Cards for Kids Little Talk Deck - 150 Prompts, Ideal Classroom Must Haves and Therapy Tools, Social Skills Activities and Fun Conversation Starters for Kids and Families • Amazon Business $23.74 1 $23.74
YEHUA! Totika Self Esteem Cards and Totika Cube • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
Really Good Stuff Social Skills Discussion Cards for The Classroom or at Home Activity for Kids - Builds Social Emotional, Critical Thinking, Growth Mindset & Vocabulary Skills - Grades 2-5 • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
Breathing Exercise Cards for Kids: Calm and Focus - for Classroom, Calm Down Corner, Brain Breaks or Play Therapy • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
YoYa Toys DNA Balls - Fidget Stress Balls Set - 3 Pack - Colorful Jelly Beads and Squishy Rubber Balls - Squishies for Girls and Boys, and Adults - Sensory Toys for Autistic Children - Water Orbs Toys • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Frustrated, Angry and Mad: A Picture Book for Kids to Help Self Management of Frustration, Tantrums and Anger for Children, Toddlers and Preschoolers Ages 2 to 8 (Feeling Big Emotions Picture Books) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Impulsive Ninja: A Social, Emotional Book For Kids About Impulse Control for School and Home (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
The Impatient Dinosaur: (Children's Books About Emotions & Feelings, Kids Ages 3 5, Preschool, Kindergarten) (Kids Books about Feelings) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Be Honest and Tell the Truth (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
My Way to Making Friends: Children’s Book about Friendship, Inclusion and Social Skills (Kids Feelings) (My way: Social Emotional Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Respect and Take Care of Things (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Making Friends Is an Art! 2nd Ed. (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Be Careful and Stay Safe (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
If I'm upset I can: A children's Book About coping strategies, self-control, Emotional regulation activities, anger management, and social skills with ... ) (Social skills Children's Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $11.81 1 $11.81
Find Your Calm: A Mindful Approach To Relieve Anxiety And Grow Your Bravery (Growing Heart & Minds) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Accept and Value Each Person (Learning to Get Along) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Be Polite and Kind (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Time for School, Little Blue Truck: A Back to School Book for Kids • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! (BEST ME I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
MultiBey Sticky Notes Memo Pad Holder Dispenser Rose Gold with Clear Desk Supplies Organizer Accessories for Office Home Schools (Gold) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Herman Jiggle: It's RECESS Not RESTRESS! (Socially-Skilled Kids) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Curious Toddler FEELINGS The Little Book of Big Emotions: A Picture Book with Funny Faces for Toddlers and Preschool Children • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Judgmental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Maikall Rish Vent Stress Balls 3 PCS Dinosaur Squeeze Fidget Toys Balls Sensory Relieves Stress Squeeze Balls for ADHD Fidget Autism Work Pressure Release Toy(Boxed) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Winners Don’t Whine and Whiners Don’t Win: A Picture Book About Good Sportsmanship • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Share and Take Turns (Learning to Get Along, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Be Where Your Feet Are! • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Power Your Fun Arggh Mini Stress Balls for Adults and Kids - 3pk Squishy Stress Balls, Color Changing Resistance Fidget Toys Sensory Stress Anxiety Relief Squeeze Toys Squishy Toy (Yellow, Pink, Blue) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes, 3x3 in, 5 Pads, 2x the Sticking Power, Poptimistic, Bright Colors, 30% Recycled Paper (654-5SST) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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