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

Learning Social-Emotional Skills Through Picture Books

Help me give my students opportunities to learn about different cultures, perspectives, and social norms through picture books.

  • $593 goal

This project expired on December 23, 2019.

This project expired on December 23, 2019.

My Students

I teach a linguistically and culturally diverse student population with unique backgrounds, talents, and interests. They truly are an amazing set of learners!

These future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, writers, and explorers need tools to enhance their social and emotional skills.

They work in small groups or in partners on interactive, hands-on, engaging activities where they can see their ideas become new innovations. But working with others can be difficult when not everyone agrees, listens, or cooperates.

This year my intention is for each student excel academically, but also to increase their emotional intelligence. By building a strong classroom community, my students are encouraged to take risks and embrace diversity.

My Project

By using picture books to teach social-emotional skills, my students will be able to analyze how the characters in the stories deal with a variety of social situations. Sometimes it is too difficult for students to look inwardly at such a young age, so using literature can be a great way to discuss these essential life skills in a classroom setting.

Picture books that deal with social-emotional learning can spark meaningful conversations.

By beginning the school year reading these types of books, I will be able to create a community of learners that can support each other academically, emotionally, and socially. Students will hopefully take what they learned while analyzing the characters in the story to help them navigate their own social situations.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Love My Purse • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
The Boy at the Back of the Class • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Millie Fierce • Amazon Business $16.32 1 $16.32
Brave Irene: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
My Name Is Sangoel • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Willow • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
My Teacher Likes to Say • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Leaf • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
The Boy & the Bindi • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Yasmin's Hammer • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wilma Jean - The Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Sam and the Lucky Money • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Mr. Lincoln's Way • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Teddy Bear • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How to Lose All Your Friends (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Flicker of Hope • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
City Green • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Fly Away Home • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Storyopolis Books) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
It's My Way or the Highway: Turning Bossy Into Flexible and Assertive (Leader I'll Be!) (The Leader I'll Be) • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace (Albert Whitman Prairie Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Suki's Kimono • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52
Something Beautiful • Amazon Business $5.18 1 $5.18

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