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Ms. Meier from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kind! Calm! Brave! Skills for Success

My students need a social-emotional curriculum in order to develop pro-social skills they can apply in a classroom setting, such as the Getting Along with People program.

  • $467 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a school in which 100% of students are economically disadvantaged. The students are exposed to gang violence in their neighborhood on a daily basis. School is often the only safe place for these students. Not only are my students living in difficult circumstances, they have learning disabilities which can make school a struggle for them.

Despite their challenges, my students are some of the hardest working individuals I have the privilege of working with.

I am inspired daily by my students. Seeing my students feel proud of their progress and accomplishments is the best part of my day.

My Project

As a special education teacher, I work with students with a wide variety of needs. Many of my students are diagnosed with autism or ADHD. Their disabilities impact not only their academics, but social-emotional skills. In addition, many of my students have been exposed to trauma or the foster care system, which further impacts their ability to function in the general education classroom and demonstrate positive social-emotional functioning.

The social-emotional curriculum and books will help my students learn to manage their emotions and address the student as a whole.

Social-emotional skills are very important to explicitly teach so that students can best access the academic content. Books such as "Soda Pop Head" and "Baditude! What To Do When Life Stinks" provide age-appropriate content with fun, relatable examples all while teaching important skills, such as how to deal with anger and coping strategies.

Ms. Meier
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SET GETTING ALONG WITH PEOPLE: COMPLETE READER PROGRAM • School Specialty $88.96 1 $88.96
GAME LIFE SKILLS FOR TODAYS WORLD BEHAVIOR • School Specialty $63.40 1 $63.40
SET IT'S UP TO ME COMPLETE PROGRAM • School Specialty $56.79 1 $56.79
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Of Course It's a Big Deal (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $3.88 2 $7.76
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
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32

Materials cost

$312.47

Vendor shipping charges

$20.92

State sales tax

$28.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$396.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.00

Total project goal

$466.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$466.67

1 Donor

-$466.67

Donations toward project cost

-$396.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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