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Ms. P. from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning How to Be Human

My students need books to teach and reinforce social-emotional skills. Books like "Personal Space Camp" and "But It's; Not My Fault" teach kids the skills they need to succeed in school and life!

  • $376 goal

This project expired on June 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come to school ready to learn and many are gifted and talented learners. Our focus is on technology, STEM My school is the first neighborhood school in a small suburb and is home to more than 900 students in Pre-K through the fifth grade.

The teachers and staff are committed to providing differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all children and strive to equip students to become life-long learners.

This is achieved through emphasis on technology, coding, and PBL that is student driven!

The school's success is the product of a strong home-school connection that supports the belief of doing whatever it takes to ensure the educational growth of all students.

My Project

We focus so much on teaching children academics that sometimes the most important skills go untaught. We need to step back and be more intentional about teaching children the unspoken skills that drive our society. That is exactly what I intend to do with these resources. I will be pairing these read aloud with interactive lessons to help cement these skills.

These books give students concrete examples of otherwise abstract social concepts helping to initiate conversation and grow social skills.

Social skills are some of the most important to have not only in school but in the workforce and life in general and I want my students to leave kindergarten prepared. Books like Planning Isn't My Priority highlight skills that are otherwise hard for children to grasp.

A large number of books like these allow myself and other teachers in the school to directly address the skills that our students need support with. I will combine these books with interactive lessons to provide examples and experiences to further the development of these skills. This will ensure that every student has both the academic and social skills they need to be successful.

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Not Quite Narwhal • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
The Monster at Recess: A Book about Teasing, Bullying and Building Friendships • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Tough Guys Have Feelings Too • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Just Because: Where Seeing Another Point of View Makes a Better You • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
Planning Isn't My Priority (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
The Judgemental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
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
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • 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

$284.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$319.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.32

Total project goal

$375.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$375.48

2 Donors

-$225.48

Donations toward project cost

-$191.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.82

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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