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Ms. May from Chapel Hill NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Like Me! Giving Students Social/Emotional Skills Needed for Success

My students need to build social and emotional skills that will serve them in the classroom and in life. Engaging and relevant literature will facilitate this learning and make it fun!

  • $434 goal

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My Students

I have the most amazing and eager students at my school! Many of them (65%) qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, making this a Title I school. We send weekly Weekend Power Packs with 50 students who face food insecurity while school is not in session. All students are provided with free breakfast every day. I work with a wonderfully diverse student population in terms of economic status, ethnic origin, and languages spoken at home. Almost half of our students are English language learners.

My students are driven to do their best at school and our staff are dedicated to serving them in every way possible!

As a school counselor, I serve my students in grades K-5. Despite difficulties that they may face at home or at school, they are incredible learners!

My Project

As student support staff, I work with students in grades K-5, as well as with their classroom teachers, to provide resources to facilitate students' learning about their own and others' emotions, coping strategies for dealing with difficult life situations, getting along with others, and being their best selves. I work with students individually, in small groups, and I provide classroom instruction to each class once every two weeks. These books are going to help me and classroom teachers address a variety of social and emotional topics with students in my school.

My students will benefit from these books because classroom teachers and I will be able to share stories about social and emotional skills based on classroom and student need.

These books have been selected to help with the social-emotional learning that is crucial in elementary school. All teachers will have the opportunity to check out these books to share with their classes so that students may learn about a variety of character building topics. For example, my students will learn about how to deal with anger and tough emotions through the books, "When Miles Got Mad," "Cool Down and Work through Anger," and "Moody Cow Meditates." Three of the books, "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain," "The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes," "and "A Perfectly Messed Up Story," will help students learn about perseverance and never giving up. Other books such as "Peanut Butter and Cupcake," "The Invisible Boy," and "What Do You Do With an Idea?" will help students learn about empathy, friendship, and how to love oneself. When students feel confident, safe, and are able to cope with difficult emotions and life situations, they are more successful in and out of school. These books will help teach them some of these important life skills.

Ms. May
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Drop the Banana • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Peanut Butter & Cupcake • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
The Quiltmaker's Gift • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Moody Cow Meditates • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Trouble Talk • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Only One You • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
When Miles Got Mad • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
The Fruit Salad Friend: Recipe for A True Friend • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Start With Sorry: A Children's Picture Book With Lessons in Empathy, Sharing, Manners & Anger Management • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Respect and Take Care of Things • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
El Pez Arco Iris / The Rainbow Fish Bilingual Paperback Edition • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
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
Share and Take Turns (Learning to Get Along, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Cool Down and Work Through Anger (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? :: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Do Unto Otters A Book About Manners • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Like Myself! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
The Berenstain Bears Kindness Counts • AKJ Education $3.99 1 $3.99
Whoever You Are • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Playground Problem • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Berenstain Bears and the Truth • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81

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