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Ms. Moss from Manhattan IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Social and Emotional Skills Through Literature

Help me give my students books to improve their social and emotional learning in a fun and engaging way. These great titles supplement lessons that teach students how to navigate social landscapes and respond in appropriate, expected ways.

  • $254 goal

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My Students

I work with students in kindergarten through second grade with diverse social/emotional needs. My students come from a rural, farming community with various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition to students with special education services, I work with students throughout my building to improve their self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, coping skills, self-esteem, emotional regulation, and more.

What I love most about my students is their desire to be thoughtful, kind individuals who are capable of anything.

Many of my students arrive to school with the eagerness to learn but experience difficulty in their day-to-day interactions with peers and adults due to social/emotional skill deficits. My mission is to minimize this skill gap so that my students have more success navigating social interactions and can demonstrate the wonderful qualities they possess.

My Project

These texts will be used to supplement and elaborate on lessons that teach students how to be social thinkers. For many young students and students with special needs the skill of navigating a social exchange successfully does not always come easily.

Books are a fantastic way to engage students and help teach them important skills/concepts through storytelling.

Having a variety of texts to utilize during a lesson helps students to identify information, apply their knowledge, and transfer skills across different formats. These texts will aid students in learning how to identify thoughts and feelings, follow group expectations, be social observers, be flexible with their thinking, work cooperatively with peers, problem solve, and more.

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Don't Worry Book • Amazon Business $17.70 1 $17.70
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Wombat Walkabout • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
Who Done It? • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Almost Terrible Playdate • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Duck on a Bike • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Not a Box • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wiggle (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Enormous Potato • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Wacky Wednesday (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $6.35 1 $6.35

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