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Ms. Germano from Milton MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Calm Our Bodies and Minds!

Help me give my students an area where they can calm themselves through soft sensory feedback and expand their knowledge and strategies of social-emotional learning through picture books.

  • $488 goal

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My Students

I work with a variety of students both within the classroom setting, small group work and individual support. My primary goal is to support students social-emotional needs by teaching lessons within the classrooms, as well as providing students with de-escalation strategies when faced with overwhelming feelings during day-to-day experiences.

My office is a place for all students to find calmness and safety.

It is a place for them to learn and practice self-regulation so they are able to access learning with a clear and open mind. Students also learn strategies they can access within their classroom and learn to find acceptance, kindness and empathy through the social-emotional lessons taught. Please help to continue the growth of my students understanding of emotional regulation and the practice of many strategies within my office and within their classroom.

My Project

Reading books which focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) provide opportunities for children to learn and discuss social-emotional topics, such as turn-taking, cooperation, empathy, growth mindset, and kindness. When children participate in interactive SEL activities they experience social-emotional experiences in a facilitated, structured way. Asking children to label and explain the emotions of the characters in the story helps them learn a variety of emotions. Role playing social situations and regulation strategies helps to foster positive and healthy mental and physical growth in children which will benefit them in their adolescent and adult years.

Providing students with a relaxing, calm area promotes safeness and peacefulness in order for them to self-regulate through sensory input before bringing their attention back to academic work.

Please help to foster social-emotional learning and calmness in my students by contributing to my project!

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 610 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yogibo Hugibo Friend Bean Bag, Pink • Amazon Business $137.27 1 $137.27
Say Something • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
Leo the Lightning Bug • Amazon Business $15.31 1 $15.31
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Hello Brain?: A Book About Talking To Your Brain • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.66 1 $10.66
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Ish • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mindset Matters (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45

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