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Mrs. Esposito from Steelton PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hocus Pocus... Focus on Coping Skills

Help me give my students these resource books such as conscious discipline. These books will help my students learn how to effectively and properly cope with their feelings throughout the school day.

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My Students

My students are the loves of my life. Each student comes into our school with such a different story and personality. Each student is drastically different, and those traits make me love each student so much more. Our district is tough, and our students' home lives make me feel fortunate in how I grew up. But each and every day they come in with as much love as they have to give that day. We all make it work and give 110% to give each student the love, support, and happiness they need while continuing to teach them.

My Project

In order, to help my students become productive citizens they must be able to correctly handle peer relationships. With many of the students not having the correct tools and skills to handle those relationships, I, as a teacher, need to have those resources available. The resource books I have chosen will give me the tools needed, to successfully help my students learn how to communicate and collaborate with their peers. It is essential for our students to learn the correct steps to take to solve a problem with another person. There are many activities and suggestions given in the resource books that can aid me in successfully teaching my students.

The resources I requested would decrease the number of verbal altercations that happen throughout the day.

On a typical day, I have to pause teaching and deal with 20 to 30 verbal fights. This results in less learning time for my students and more free time which could result in more behavior problems. I would take the information from these resources to help better my classroom management. Plus they would give me activities and lessons to use to help my students communicate with peers.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Conscious Discipline Building Resilient Classrooms Expanded & Updated Edition • Amazon Business $61.95 1 $61.95
The Power of Guidance: Teaching Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Classrooms • Amazon Business $39.58 1 $39.58
More Creative Coping Skills for Children: Activities, Games, Stories, and Handouts to Help Children Self-regulate • Amazon Business $28.45 1 $28.45
Difficult Students and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom: Teacher Responses That Work • Amazon Business $25.46 1 $25.46
Positive Discipline in the Classroom: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49

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