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Mrs. Yaites from Fort Worth TX is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Leaps and Bounds: Social and Emotional Health

Help me give my students resources that will help them appropriately resolve conflict and regulate (and express) their emotions.

  • $453 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I have been blessed to work with amazing young people every day. My students are intelligent, witty, caring, and charismatic and they make it a joy to come to work every single day. So much so that it doesn't really feel like work at all. I work hard to make sure my students are kind and respectful people who will be productive citizens one day. I absolutely love being their school counselor!

Many of my students have needs that require supplemental resources and accommodations that will help them be more successful at school.

My Project

The materials I am requesting for my students will be put to great use every day. Often times I can be found comforting and consoling a student for various reasons. I work with young children who can have a difficult time expressing themselves. The whiteboard easel can be used by them to draw pictures or write words to communicate how they are feeling. I also have students who use my office as a calming space when they are anxious, tense or stressed. The stress balls, fidget spinners, bean bag chairs, and sensory items will help this space be a more welcoming environment in which I will be able to help my students regulate their emotions. I do small groups and whole group social skills lessons in classrooms PreK-5th grade so the books and social skills games will come in handy for that as well.

Mrs. Yaites
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAKELLO Magnetic Easel Whiteboard Tripod Stand for Kid with 82 pcs Magnetic Letter and Number, 24X18 inches • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Big Joe Chartreuse Polka Dot Classic Bean Bag Chair, White • Amazon Business $33.00 1 $33.00
Didax DD-500063 Social Skills Board Game • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
Creative QT Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair - Extra Large Stuff 'n Sit Organization for Kids Toy Storage - Available in a Variety of Sizes and Colors (38", Blue Polka Dot) • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
You Know Social Skills Games and Therapy Games, A Fun Game That Opens Communication and Encourages Meaningful Conversations to Establish Relationships • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Social Skills File Folder Game • Amazon Business $20.70 1 $20.70
SCIONE Fidget Spinner 12 Pack ADHD Stress Relief Anxiety Toys Best Autism Fidgets Spinners for Adults Children Finger Toy with Bearing Focus Fidgeting Restless Colorful Hand Spin Party Favor • Amazon Business $18.58 1 $18.58
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set (Developmental Toy, 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Kusmil Sand Timer 6 Colors Hourglass 1/3/5/10/15/30 Minutes Sandglass Timer Sand Clock for Kids Games Classroom Kitchen Home Office Decoration (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Schylling 2160 LVA2160 14.5" COLORMAX Lava Lamp with Tri Globe, Multi Color • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sensory Liquid Motion Timer Bubbler Toy 3 Pcs. Set - Best Fidget Tool for Kids and Adults for Stress and Anxiety Relief and Relaxation, Pack of Calming Toy for Toddlers with Autism, Office Desk Decor • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Plastic Visual ASD Feelings Board and Keyring (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Fluorescent Light Filters • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
Sproutbrite Growth Mindset Classroom Banner Decorations - Poster for Teachers - Wall Decor and Bulletin Board for Pre School, Elementary and Middle School • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Limm Resistance Bands Exercise Loops - 12-inch Workout Flexbands for Physical Therapy, Rehab, Stretching, Home Fitness and More - Includes Bonus EBooks, Instruction Manual, Online Videos & Carry Bag • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64

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