My students need 15 copies of "Dude That's Rude!" - a paperback about manners and social skills; they also need 1 copy of "The New Illustrated Social Stories Book."
Don't let my emotionally disturbed students fall through the cracks of society! I work with abused and battered kids in a special program designed for the most challenging students. Will you provide me the tools to be the light in their darkness?
I work with emotionally disturbed elementary-aged students, from first to fifth grade.
My students lack the coping skills that most of us have to deal with feelings of anger, frustration and depression. At the elementary level, we service children who have been molested, witnesses to a horrible act or crime, and have been the victims of terrible neglect during their formative years. Few of them still live with biological parents. Most of them were exposed to drugs while they were still in their mother's wombs.
In the school setting, they display hyperactivity, inattentiveness, frequently get into fights, frequently display oppositional defiance, etc. Our goal in my program is to reach these kids before they go to middle school, before their social problems get them involved with gangs and crime, and before their academic future is beyond repair.
I need a comprehensive social skills and anger management curriculum program for my classroom. The items I have selected for my classroom will allow me to teach my students important life skills such as: conflict resolution, situation specific etiquette, proper emotional expression, and self esteem.
The items include:
- 15 copies of the paperback "Dude That's Rude!" (a book on manners, etiquette and respecting authority)
- 1 copy of "The Illustrated Book of Social Stories" (a collection of 100 1-2 page stories that indirectly teach moral lessons and life skills).
If we raise our children up in the way they should go, when they are old they will not depart from it.
I remember my mother telling me that when I was growing up. Much of the trouble that my students get into involves them not understanding manners, etiquette and why it is important to respect authority. These materials will help me give them the tools they need to be better students, better children, and someday better adults.
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