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Mrs. Tschaenn from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feelings with Reading!

Help me give my students these picture books to help them make emotional connections to characters about their feelings.

  • $361 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching third grade with the most amazing kiddos is an adventure every day! My students come from many different backgrounds, with 60% of our students coming from a bilingual home where Spanish is spoken as their first language. My particular elementary school has a high poverty rate and is considered one of the most diverse buildings in our district.

Our class has been very busy exploring our Social Emotional Learning this year!

This year's particular class has all the feelings! It's been a lot of fun focusing on our feelings, talking about them, and learning skills to help manage our emotions!

My Project

This year we have been focusing on our Social Emotional Learning. There are so many different emotions that my students exhibit through out the day. Sometimes, these emotions can be hard for them to articulate. They also don't always think that there are other kids who feel the same way they are or going through the same kinds of things.

Picture books are a great way for kids to make connections to their feelings!

When they read these picture books they can make connections to the characters and the characters can serve as a model for them on examples of how to manage their emotions and feelings. The list of picture books is long but, it includes books that target anxiety and worrying, friendship, forgiveness, honesty, anger and crankiness, and acceptance.

Mrs. Tschaenn
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Tiger and Badger • Amazon Business $15.81 1 $15.81
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
A Crow of His Own • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Geraldine • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Friend Ship • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Grumpy Bird (Tankard Bird Picture Books) • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Just Like My Brother • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back: A Tale About Telling the Truth • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Crankenstein • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Laughing Giraffe (African Animal Tales) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Boy Who Cried Wolf • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
I Am Not a Chair! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Existential Giraffe (Animalosophy) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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