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Ms. Talbert from Sauk Village IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Social-Emotional Learning Love of Picture Books

Help me give my students exposure to amazing literature that will promote Social Emotional learning, inspire, and empower them to handle life's ups and downs.

  • $433 goal

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My Students

I am a new school counselor in Sauk Village, Il. Many of our students come from low income families and struggle to get the support they need to be success both in and out of the classroom. We have seen an increase in children that have experienced traumatic events which causes severe impacts on learning. Our goal is to make sure that students feel safe and loved when they are at school and know also that when they leave us to go home or on to the next level we continue to love them." My goal is to help each student be the best that they can and one day be a productive member of society.

No matter the age, all students love picture books!

Students will learn to tackle big problems through engaging literature that inspires, empowers and make a huge impact in their lives.

Thank you for your support!

My Project

As a school counselor, I visit 28 classrooms on a monthly basis to address the social emotional learning needs of my students through lessons and activities. I also work with students in small group and individually on a daily basis.

Having amazing picture books, that will help students learn to tackle big problems, will enhance the school counseling program in my district.

I believe most children love hearing a good read-aloud and through these engaging and powerful picture books, students will be inspired and empowered to deal with various issues throughout their lives.

Thank you so much for your support!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am . . . A Box of Goodness (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $28.93 1 $28.93
Celebrate You! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Gold Egg • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Be Kind • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
The Hard Hat for Kids: A Story About 10 Ways to Be a Great Teammate • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
One Word for Kids: A Great Way to Have Your Best Year Ever • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Maybe: A Story About the Endless Potential in All of Us • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Wonderful Wisdom from Everyone's Favorite Neighbor • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
My Magical Words (The Magic of Me Series) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Gift Inside the Box • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
There's a Bully in My Brain • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
A Little SPOT of Sadness: A Story About Empathy And Compassion • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Love • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Confidence: A Story About Believing In Yourself • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Words and Your Heart • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Feelings and Dealings: The ABC's of Emotions: An SEL Storybook to Build Emotional Intelligence, Social Skills, and Empathy • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Is There an App for That?: Hailey Finds Happiness Through Self-Acceptance • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Brave Molly: (Empowering Books for Kids, Overcoming Fear Kids Books, Bravery Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
I'm Stretched • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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