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Ms. K. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Create a Socio-Emotional Library for Elementary-Aged Children!

My students need a fully stocked counseling library with a variety of socio-emotional books!

  • $485 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a low-income school in a borough neighborhood in New York. The majority of my students are academically and emotionally challenged and suffer from trauma and poverty. As a result, they exhibit depression, anxiety, and exhibit aggressive behaviors on a daily basis. Their parents and caregivers are also struggling and aren't always able to provide their children with the tools they need to even have a chance of success. A large number of our students are living in temporary housing and are traveling over an hour each way just to get to school.

I would love to be able to provide them a cool and inviting office space for them to relax and cool down both physically and emotionally.

As a school counselor, students come to my room when they are upset, and feeling guarded and ashamed.

My Project

We are trying to build a social-emotional library in the counseling room. I run small groups and provide individual counseling, mostly for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders.

Julia Cook is an amazing author who writes about specific topics related to many issues that come up on a daily basis for my students.

Last month a 5th grade student in our school passed away, unexpectedly, and our counselors have been working overtime, trying to help students process all of their emotions and questions. Having books, and being able to read to them, has shown to be a great comfort to the students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Smart Girl's Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets: Staying True to Yourself in Changing Times (Smart Girl's Guides) • Amazon Business $8.93 2 $17.86
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Prince & Knight • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Be Kind • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
eeBoo Create and Tell Me A Story Cards, Mystery in the Forest • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
I'm a Pretty Little Black Girl! (I'm a Girl! Collection) • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Cliques Just Don't Make Cents! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Hygiene... You Stink! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Foster Care: One Dog's Story of Change • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Deployment: One of Our Pieces is Missing (National Center for Youth Issues) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Soda Pop Head Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Buckets, Dippers, and Lids: Secrets to Your Happiness • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Grade 2 Health Book: Personal Hygeine Edition (Health Care) • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Bubble Gum Brain Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue Activity Book • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
The Judgemental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared! • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story (Communicate with Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
I Did My Homework in My Head: (And Other Wacky Things Kids Say) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
The Bubble Wrap Queen • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
I Don't Want Curly Hair! • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00

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