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

Helping Students With Their Emotions Through Books and Sensory Items

Help me give my students a teacher that is well informed about trauma resilient classrooms and restorative practices. A book like "The Trauma-Informed School: A Step-by-Step Implementation Guide for Administrators and School Personnel" was recommended by my principal.

  • $596 goal

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My Students

The students at my school come from very diverse backgrounds. I teach a group of Gifted and Talented 4th graders. I also mentor other students in other grades. My school is a Title I school, and is also a bilingual school.

Many of our students have experienced some sort of trauma.

Even those that haven't experienced a type of trauma would benefit from these items. Reading these books in the classroom will build relationships, help children stay with the group, follow directions, and access general education content in different ways.

My Project

I am proud to say that my school is piloting trauma-informed and restorative practices this year. We have emotionally-disturbed, neglected, and abused children that desperately need our help.

We have taken the challenge to research possibilities, build relationships, and understand behavior as communication.

By donating to this project, you would be helping me continue my research and use literature to help address some of these issues with my students.

Our staff is committed to addressing this epidemic... by caring, guiding and loving every child that walks through our doors relentlessly. We would love to have more books and sensory materials that help teach these kiddos how to deal with their emotions!

Mrs. Pryor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 120 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Trauma-Informed School: A Step-by-Step Implementation Guide for Administrators and School Personnel • Amazon Business $50.52 1 $50.52
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders • Amazon Business $27.24 1 $27.24
Popular Playthings Playstix (150 pieces) • Amazon Business $20.91 1 $20.91
Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders • Amazon Business $20.04 1 $20.04
ZOOB 0Z11125 125 Moving Mind-Building Modeling System, Assorted Colors, 125-Pieces • Amazon Business $19.52 1 $19.52
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
The Hard Hat for Kids: A Story About 10 Ways to Be a Great Teammate • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Survival Guide for Kids With Behavior Challenges: How to Make Good Choices and Stay Out of Trouble • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Sticks • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Scribble Stones • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
Nerdy Birdy Tweets • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
I Hate Numbers • Amazon Business $11.31 1 $11.31
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Perfect • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
A Smart Girl's Guide: Getting It Together: How to Organize Your Space, Your Stuff, Your Time--and Your Life (Smart Girl's Guides) • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
Stretchy String Fidget- Sensory Toys -Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet- (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) Anxiety and Stress Relief for Kids with Special Needs, Autism and ADHD 6 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
A Smart Girl's Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets: Staying True to Yourself in Changing Times (American Girl: a Smart Girl's Guide) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies & Bossiness and Finding a Better Way • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
A Smart Girl's Guide: Digital World: How to Connect, Share, Play, and Keep Yourself Safe (A Smart Girl's Guides) • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Another Day as Emily • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wordy Birdy • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Fourth Grade Weirdo • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Eraser • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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