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Mrs. Garske from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Have a Problem, Can You Be the Solution?

My students need books and games to help them build problem solving skills and increase positive social interactions with their teachers and peers.

  • $290 goal

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My Students

As a Behavior Specialist, I have the honor and pleasure of working with students across all grades in my elementary school. With over 1,200 students and 70 teachers in our school, I work extremely closely with about 40 students, work intermittently with about 150 students, and collaborate with and support all 70 teachers when it comes to helping students exhibit the behaviors needed to be successful in the school setting.

The students I work with come from diverse backgrounds and have an array of different social and emotional needs.

These students are often lacking social, interpersonal, or self-regulatory skills which impact their ability to work with peers and complete their school work successfully, making school a tough place to be for these kids.

My Project

Sometimes students lack problem solving skills, and this often leads to struggles in managing their feelings, getting their work done, and, most importantly and a lifelong skill, interacting with others. When these problems arise, students don't always understand why it is happening or have the tools needed to deal with the issues, and they lose passion for learning. By helping provide books and games that focus on problem solving, you will be supporting instruction that will be provided in small groups and focus on indiviudal student needs that will allow these students to increase postive interactions with others, learn how to identify and manage thier feelings, and find a love for school!

Mrs. Garske
Grades 3-5
More than half of 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 90 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Emotion Sorting Boxes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Social Skills Board Games • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.41 1 $31.41
Enemy Pie • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Oliver Button Is a Sissy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Harry the Dirty Dog • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Recess Queen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rude Cakes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
What If Everybody Did That? • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Ira Sleeps Over • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Do Unto Otters A Book About Manners • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dog Breath! The Horrible Trouble With Hally Tosis • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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