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Mrs. Langrehr from Sparta WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Community Builders

My students need cooperative games, books about Social and Emotional skills, and open-ended play materials.

  • $380 goal

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My Students

The students in my class are a diverse group of children who share the common desire to learn.

These young children are excited about school and motivated to grow and learn, despite the fact that over half of our school population is considered economically disadvantaged.

My first graders don't all share the same home language, due to our large population of English Learners, but that doesn't stop them from learning and playing together or motivating and cheering each other on.

My Project

Social and emotional learning is a critical part of childhood development. This learning plays a significant role in students' lives as they learn, grow, and mature.

These cooperative games, books that focus on social and emotional skills, open-ended play materials, and sensory items will help my students to build their understanding of the importance of relationships, self-regulation, and essential social and emotional skills.

These materials will allow my students to practice this social and emotional learning in an authentic and safe space.

Cooperative games like Yeti in My Spaghetti and Friends and Neighbors are critical to teaching turn taking and good sportsmanship. Books such as The Invisible Boy and Spaghetti in a Hot dog Bun illustrate key social and emotional skills in relatable ways. The open-ended play and sensory materials like Pattern Play Puzzles and Pixy Cubes allow students to self-regulate their emotions in the classroom.

Mrs. Langrehr
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Collection: Just the Way I Am; When I Grow Up; A Place for Everything; Sammy and the Pecan Pie; Lily and the Yucky and the Perfect Poem; Goob and His Grandpa • Amazon Business $29.90 1 $29.90
Monkeys Up Family Board Game - Kids Learn Strategy, Social Skills and Improve Memory, Math Teacher Created Educational Fun for All Ages, Children or Adults 6 Years and Up • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Children's Storybook Games - Stone Soup(tm) Cooperative • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Peaceable Kingdom Friends and Neighbors: The Helping Game Award Winning Emotional Development Cooperative Game for Kids • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Pixy Cubes • Amazon Business $15.52 1 $15.52
Don't Break the Ice Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Ants in the Pants Game • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
Innovative Kids Green Start Pattern Play Puzzles: Topsy Turvy Puzzle • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Be Kind • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Yeti in My Spaghetti • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Big Mo's Toys Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy for Sensory Play - Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Fidget Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, Assorted Colors, One Piece • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Buckets, Dippers, and Lids: Secrets to Your Happiness • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
The Fruit Salad Friend: Recipe for A True Friend • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Don't Spill the Beans Game • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Sensory String Fidget Toys -5 Pack - 10" to 8' Stretchable and Flexible - Anxiety and Stress Relief for Kids With Special Needs, Autism and ADHD - By SyPen • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cootie Game • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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