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Mrs. Allen from Orange TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Restore Our Books and Toys That Hurricane Harvey Destroyed

My students need books and toys that Hurricane Harvey destroyed. They enjoy reading books about their emotions and problems they may be having. Students also enjoy playing games and with age appropriate toys.

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My Students

Hurricane Harvey came and left our community and our school flooded. Our school is the heart of a small rural community located along the Texas coast. My counseling room was a favorite spot for students to come to calm down, discuss social, emotional, and/or educational problems, and work on study skills. I serve 750 students ages 3-11 years or 4th grade. Many of our students are now homeless or living in substandard housing as we all try to rebuild after the storm.

My Project

Hurricane Harvey came and flooded our school and community. The counselor's office suffered much loss, but the students especially miss the books and toys. Students have lost so much, both at school and at home, they are just longing for some of the comforts they had before Harvey.

For elementary students, books and toys, like a dollhouse, My Feelings Game, horse stable playset, and Race to the Treasure board game, help when a child is hurting emotionally.

It is so comforting to hear a story about a similar problem to the one they are experiencing. Also play therapy is almost always a sure fire remedy in helping children navigate their social and emotional state. It has been so frustrating trying to help the youngest of our students with few books and toys.

Mrs. Allen
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HABA Little Friends Deluxe Dollhouse Furniture Set with 5 Rooms (19 Pieces) for Villa Sunshine • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Creative Approaches for Counseling Individual Children in the School Setting book w/ CD • Amazon Business $33.90 1 $33.90
My Feelings Game. Fun educational family game to help kids express their emotions and learn self regulation. Endorsed by Dr Temple Grandin and other world renown clinicians and educators. • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Cauldron Quest • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Take-Along Show-Horse Stable Play Set With Wooden Stable Box and 8 Toy Horses • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Melissa & Doug Horse Carrier Wooden Vehicle Play Set With 2 Flocked Horses and Pull-Down Ramp • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
My Moods, My Choices (TM) Flipbook for Kids | 20 Different Moods/Emotions | Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices | Great for all Kids including those with Autism and ADHD (Small) • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Peaceable Kingdom / Race to the Treasure! Cooperative Board Game • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Hape Family Pets Wooden Doll House Animals • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
All Birds Have Anxiety • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Human Body Anatomy Play Set With 24 Magnetic Pieces and Storage Tray • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Wooden Living Room Doll House Furniture By Dragon Drew (10 PC Set) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
All Dogs Have ADHD • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Dollhouse Furniture - Dollhouse Accessories - Wooden Dollhouse Furniture Set by Dragon Drew (Bedroom Set) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
How To Get Unstuck From The Negative Muck: A Kid's Guide To Getting Rid Of Negative Thinking • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Disney® Pixar Inside Out Look and Find® • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
What Shoes Will You Wear? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Buckets, Dippers, and Lids: Secrets to Your Happiness • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Straight from the Horse's Mouth! • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared! • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Don't Be Afraid to Drop • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Blueloon • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Grief is Like a Snowflake • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
INSIDE MY MIND: A BO • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Why Should I Eat Well? (Why Should I? Books) • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
Forget This! (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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