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Ms. Bullock from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lean on Me: Learning How To Be A Friend

My students need a variety of specialized books, games, sensory tools and activities to support their social and emotional healing and growth.

  • $576 goal

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My Students

I have the great fortune to work with 20 of some of the most courageous and endearing students. My students come to me daily from their general education classrooms, kindergarten through sixth grade, in order to receive support with academics, organizational skills and social/emotional skills. These children have all been identified as having educational disabilities. These disabilities include specific learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder and emotional disabilities.

Many of the typical expectations and demands of school can be overwhelming challenges for my students.

Students that I work with struggle to make and maintain friendships and respond appropriately to conflicts for a variety of reasons. Many of them are working hard toward social competence and emotional self-regulation but aren't there yet. Building these skills contribute to emotional health, positive friendships and academic success.

My Project

The materials I am requesting will benefit my students in so many ways. The books will provide me with ways to introduce a variety of social situations that challenge my students and give them opportunities to see that they are not the only ones that are struggling to figure out their emotions and how to be a friend. The games and activities will allow us to explore and practice social and emotional skills. The fidgets and comfies become tools to help students regulate their emotions and comfort themselves when classroom and social situations become stressful.

When students learn how to regulate their emotions and develop social skills, they have positive experiences with peers and feel like they belong.

When their social and emotional needs are met, they are more likely to take risks in learning, make progress academically and flourish at school.

Ms. Bullock
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Playing CBT - therapy game to develop awareness of thoughts, emotions and behaviors for improving social skills, coping skills and enhancing self control. • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
Stages Learning Materials Language Builder Emotion Picture Cards Expressions, Conversation, and Situation Photo Cards for Autism Education, ABA Therapy • Amazon Business $34.97 1 $34.97
Vermont Teddy Bear - Soft Cuddly Teddy Bear, 15 inches, Caramel • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
My Feelings Game. Fun educational family game to help kids express their emotions and learn self regulation. Endorsed by Dr Temple Grandin and other world renown clinicians and educators. • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Q's Race to the Top Educational Board Game: social skills, manners, and better behavior! • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Mindfulness Matters: The game that uses mindfulness skills to improve coping in everyday life • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Thoughts and Feelings: A Sentence Completion Card Game • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
My Moods, My Choices (TM) Flipbook for Kids | 20 Different Moods/Emotions | Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices | Great for all Kids including those with Autism and ADHD • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Be Kind • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Children's Storybook Games - Stone Soup(tm) Cooperative • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
Soda Pop Head Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Cell Phoney • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Bubble Gum Brain Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Bully B.E.A.N.S. Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
CuberSpeed Rainbow Ball Magic cube Fidget toy puzzle Magic Rainbow ball puzzle Fun fidget • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Emotion Mania Thumball 4 inch • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
My Mouth Is a Volcano Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
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 $7.10 1 $7.10
Personal Space Camp Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $4.13 1 $4.13

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