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Ms. Gomez from Edmond OK is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Skills 101: Help Me See What I Can Be

Help me give my students quality children's literature to help them gain life skills that increase their ability to make good decisions, handle the hard in life, and make a difference.

  • $999 goal

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My Students

My students are eager learners who walk into my room looking to add skills to their toolbox to help themselves now and in the future. They are deep thinkers who participate in real discussions about life as a student and how the pandemic has affected them and their families. It is so neat to see them challenge themselves to develop healthy habits, encourage each other along the way, and realize the power they have in their own lives.

My Project

In my classroom, students learn new skills that help them socially, emotionally, physically, and academically- all of these areas have most definitely been affected by the pandemic! Children's literature is the perfect foundation for all ages to help students understand life skill concepts such as resiliency, empathy, self-control, and balance, to name a few. The requested books can then carry these lessons and skills into their classrooms and even their homes, as they are read, reread, and remembered. It is exciting to both the students and myself, to see students embrace the things we talk about and use them in their lives outside of my classroom walls. They feel "strong, proud, healthy, in control, happy, and good" (their words) as they learn, grow and make good choices for themselves that affect their present and future. I would love to use these resources to assist them on their journey!

Ms. Gomez
Grades 3-5

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A Little SPOT of Feelings 8 Book Box Set (Book 25-32: Empathy, Frustration, Calm, Belonging, Worry, Boredom, Flexible Thinking, & Feelings Detective) • Amazon Business $34.46 1 $34.46
Ninja Life Hacks Growth Mindset 8 Book Box Set (Books 9-16: Perfect, Money, Anxious, Gritty, Dishonest, Shy, Unplugged, Diversity) • Amazon Business $33.76 1 $33.76
What You Do Matters Boxed Set — Featuring all three New York Times best sellers (What Do You Do With an Idea?, What Do You Do With a Problem?, and What Do You Do With a Chance?) • Amazon Business $28.98 1 $28.98
EOOUT 30pcs Mesh Zipper Pouch, Zipper Bag, 8 Size Waterproof Plastic Document Pouch, 8 Colors, Multipurpose for School Supplies Office Appliances, Home, Travel Storage • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker: Press the note to hear Tchaikovsky's music (Volume 2) (The Story Orchestra, 2) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
48 Piece Blank Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids to Draw and Write on (8.5 x 11 in, 36 Sheets) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Hygloss® Compoz-A-Puzzle®, 5 1/2" x 8" Rectangle, 28-Piece, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bernice Gets Carried Away • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
EOOUT 24pcs Mesh Zipper Pouch Document Bag, Plastic Zip File Folders, Zipper Bags for organizing, Letter Size, A4 Size, for School, Board Games and Office Supplies • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Seven Blind Mice (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $15.85 1 $15.85
When Worry Takes Hold • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Masterpiece Mix • Amazon Business $15.33 1 $15.33
Now You Know What You Eat • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Unplugged • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Trying • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) (Power to Choose, 2) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
What If, Pig? • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pete & Pickles • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
My Friend Maggie • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Isabella: Artist Extraordinaire: Visit Famous Art With This Inspiring Story About Creativity For Kids (Includes Guide To Art And Artists Like Van Gogh, Degas, And Warhol) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
My Mixed Emotions: Help Your Kids Handle Their Feelings • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
What Should Danny Do? On Vacation (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
#Goldilocks: A Hashtag Cautionary Tale (Online Safety Picture Books) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Story Orchestra: Swan Lake: Press the note to hear Tchaikovsky's music (Volume 4) (The Story Orchestra, 4) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed - A Children's Kindness Book • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Are You What You Eat? • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
Unplugged Ninja: A Children's Book About Technology, Screen Time, and Finding Balance (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Empty Pot • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Bounce Back! (Being the Best Me® Series) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Growth Mindset Ninja: A Children's Book About the Power of Yet (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Y Is for Yet: A Growth Mindset Alphabet • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: A Growth Mindset Book for Kids to Stretch and Shape Their Brains • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Connecting With Kids In A Disconnected World • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
The Little Book of Big Feelings: An Illustrated Exploration of Life's Many Emotions • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Totally Wacky Facts About YOU! (Mind Benders) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Totally Wacky Facts About the Human Body (Mind Benders) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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