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Ms. Paluczak from Ballwin MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Talk About Feelings!

Help me give my students a book display shelf and social emotional books to help them cope with the stressors and relate to the experiences they are going through in their daily lives.

  • $784 goal

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My Students

Our school strives to reach the needs of each individual child. Every child has capabilities, talents, and strengths; sometimes, all it takes is exposure, motivation, and access to resources. The students in my class strive to be their best not only when it comes to academics but also when it comes to being kind, caring, responsible, and respectful learners. We truly are a family.

My class this year will consist of around 23 amazing students, each with their own unique background.

Of those 20+, many will speak a native language other than English and may receive resource services and/or speech services. More than a third of students from my school come from low-income households. Each of these students are individuals but together we will work hard, have fun, make memories, and have experiences that will follow them years beyond their time in the classroom.

My Project

These books and book display stand will continue to enhance the literacy-rich classroom environment that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that I hope my students can all find books they love, relate to, and can enjoy. We are beginning to incorporate more Social Emotional Learning into our school days because it is a difficult time to be a young child. Kids these days endure stressors, feelings, and hardships that are hard to imagine. My goal is to have books that build on our Social Emotional Learning curriculum that they can relate to or see themselves in. I read on the carpet to my students, they read independently, and they read with a partner daily! We need lots of books to keep these students invested in growing their reading skills. Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

It is a hard time to be a kid and my goal is to give them books where they can relate to characters who are experiencing the same feelings and emotions.

The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading and also in regulating their feelings and understanding experiences they are going through. This project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Birch Hardwood Single-Sided Book Case Display Stand for Kids, 5 Shelves, Natural • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99
Missing Mommy: A Book About Bereavement • Amazon Business $19.65 1 $19.65
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Because Amelia Smiled • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Heart and the Bottle • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Pass It On • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
What Do You Do With an Idea? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Love • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Try a Little Kindness: A Guide to Being Better • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Life • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
My Very Own Space • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Don't Think About Purple Elephants • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Dark (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Too Shy for Show and Tell • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
I Wish You More (Encouragement Gifts for Kids, Uplifting Books for Graduation) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
It's Okay To Be Different (Todd Parr Classics) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.04 1 $8.04
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crabby Pants (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
The Memory String • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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