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Mrs. Daniels from Fort Wayne IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing in Social-Emotional Capacity Through Reading

Help me give my students a series of books that will help them grow in their social-emotional capacity and character development.

  • $310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a Title 1 school in a high poverty area in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was the first school built in Fort Wayne after World War II. Within its walls are my students, a generation of young people that will impact society in a big way. They have a strong desire to learn and I look forward to guiding them in the right direction towards their personal and academic goals.

Many students who come into my classroom have experienced childhood trauma, which makes it difficult for them to monitor and regulate their own behavior, as well as express their feelings and emotions in appropriate and effective ways.

Research shows that students who experience childhood adversity have three types of responses: fight, flight, or freeze. To the untrained eye, this may look like a student who is exhibiting poor behavior and couldn't care less about his or her education. However, nothing could be further from the truth, because behind every behavior is a valid reason.

Ultimately, I know my students are resilient and capable of overcoming childhood adversity and will be valuable contributions to society given the right resources to be successful.

My Project

Julia Cook and Howard Binkow are two well known children's authors who created a series of books that help students solve their own problems, identify ways to manage their own behavior, and develop healthy relationships. I believe that when students grow in their capacity to control and manage their own behaviors, it further expands their capacity to learn academic content such as reading, math, writing, etc.

I believe that these books will greatly impact my students' readiness to learn ability and further expand their success for their academic goals for the future.

The following books will greatly impact the culture and climate of our classroom by helping students make positive, appropriate choices:

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns It's OK to Back Away: A Story About Managing Anger

Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back: A Tale About Telling the Truth

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship:Winning Isn't Everything

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

It's Hard To Be a Verb!

Making Friends Is an Art!

Personal Space Camp

Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships)

Hygiene... You Stink! (Building Relationships)

Rumor Has It (Building Relationships)

Bubble Gum Brain

Soda Pop Head

A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue

Mrs. Daniels
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back: A Tale About Telling the Truth • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Howard B. Wigglebottom On Yes or No: A Fable About Trust • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Hygiene... You Stink! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Rumor Has It (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns It's OK to Back Away: A Story About Managing Anger • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
It's Hard To Be a Verb! • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship:Winning Isn't Everything • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10

Materials cost

$229.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$262.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.37

Total project goal

$309.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.13

2 Donors

-$309.13

Donations toward project cost

-$262.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.37

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$0.00

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