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Ms. Wimberly from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Healing the Hurt

Help me give my students the opportunity to heal from their trauma and become productive citizens with these social-emotional learning games and books.

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are truly good-spirited, eager learners. They are not much different from other inner city students in having to face many obstacles living in an impoverished area. Fortunately, they are very resilient and optimistic. Many of our students have been through trauma in some form or another. Most are visual learners that would benefit greatly from having access to technology.

I would like books to introduce hard topics to encourage openness in sharing some of the issues are students are facing.

My Project

These social-emotional learning games and books will help the students process their grief/trauma by providing a means to opening up as it relates to "hard topics". The topics we will explore will be related to the loss of a loved one, separation/divorce, gun violence, trauma, and many other difficult topics. The students will be given the opportunity to explore their feelings in a productive way. We will use individual and small group counseling to explore these topics.

The goal is to process these feelings now so that they do not lead to problems in the future such as poor academic achievement, low attendance, depression and/or overall lower quality of life.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Social Emotional Learning Games Match Master | Identify Your Emotions | Improve Emotional Vocabulary | Express Feelings with Words | Great for School & Home Activity • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
My Heart Hurts: A Grief Workbook for Children • Amazon Business $21.80 1 $21.80
Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game That Teaches Mindfulness for Kids, Teens and Adults | Effective for Self Care, Communication Skills | 40 Cards for Play Therapy • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Don't Go Bananas - A CBT Game for Kids to Work on Controlling Strong Emotions • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
The Goodbye Book • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
I Miss You: A First Look at Death • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41

Materials cost

$113.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$145.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.61

Total project goal

$170.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.75

1 Donor

-$170.75

Donations toward project cost

-$145.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.61

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$0.00

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