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Ms. Arjonilla from Henderson NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Skills Through Literacy

My students need books to help them learn social and emotional skills to support a vital aspect of student achievement.

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are enthusiastic to have opportunities for purposeful learning. They are caring, kind, happy, curious, great helpers and eager to learn. I am grateful to have such amazing students.

My goal is to provide the best possible education to my academically diverse students by providing engaging resources that will motivate and aid them in their quest for achievement.

My students come from many different schools and school systems. We are a fairly new school. My students are ethnically diverse and come from various economic backgrounds.

My Project

Books and stories have always been a fantastic method to teach lessons and morals. In the same sense, they can be used to teach essential skills necessary in today's world.

Research shows that Social Emotional Learning not only improves achievement by an average of eleven percent, but it also increases pro-social behaviors (such as kindness, sharing and empathy), improves student attitudes toward school and reduces depression and stress among students (Durlak et al., 2011).

The five key skills are: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.

These picture books will support social emotional learning through relatable experiences and can help kids think deeply about feelings and social issues. They provide a foundation for class discussions and activities.

The books will be used by five classes of twenty-six students each.

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rain School • Amazon Business $16.35 1 $16.35
Pass It On • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Just Kidding • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Trouble Talk • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Sorry! • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Too Perfect • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The PROcrastinator (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Be Where Your Feet Are! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Well, I Can Top That (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
The Judgemental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
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
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
My Secret Bully • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
Of Course It's a Big Deal (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $5.43 1 $5.43

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