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Ms. Dellamano from Racine WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lowering Barriers to Learning by Supporting Mental Health Matters

Help me give my students skills to handle their emotions and behaviors, by using games/books to help them develop these skills.

  • $322 goal

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My Students

The students that I work with have emotional and/or behavioral problems. They sometimes lack skills to self regulate their emotions and control their behaviors. Many students have had trauma in their lives and school is often the only consistency that they have. Some students are in special education, while others are struggling with their home life, which affects their school performance.

I have a 5th grade student who has no friends and lacks social skills.

I have another student who has emotional breakdowns daily because he lacks the skills to regulate his emotions. Other students that I work with have difficulty controlling their behaviors, their anger, their emotions, their attention.

Many of our parents cannot afford outside therapy, so they rely on the school to provide social emotional support to their child. School is a place that they come to everyday, and we are often the first resource for these students to learn how to control their social emotional functioning.

My Project

My students will use games and books to help improve their social emotional functioning and classroom behaviors. Many of my students have experienced trauma in their young lives and this creates difficulty with learning. When a child's most basic needs are not being met, it's difficult to learn. My students need coping skills to be able to handle their emotions and behaviors and to one day become productive citizens of our community.

The games and books that I have chosen will make it a fun and memorable experience to learn coping strategies and skills to improve their emotional functioning.

The games help them to remember what they have learned, as they experience fun with their peers.

I have worked with struggling students for the past 15 years and lack resources to help them on their journey of healing and developing life skills. I will use these resources to help my students to build the steps to success.

Ms. Dellamano
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stop, Relax & Think: A Game to Help Impulsive Children Think Before They Act • Amazon Business $54.90 1 $54.90
My Feelings Game. Fun educational family game to help kids express their emotions and learn self regulation. Endorsed by Dr Temple Grandin and other world renown clinicians and educators. • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Didax Educational Resources Social Skills Board Games (6 Pack), Multicolor • Amazon Business $29.85 1 $29.85
Mixed Emotions: An Activity for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
When My Worries Get Too Big! • Amazon Business $18.45 1 $18.45
Don't Go Bananas - A CBT Game for Kids to Work on Controlling Strong Emotions • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Worry Workbook for Kids: Helping Children to Overcome Anxiety and the Fear of Uncertainty (An Instant Help Book for Parents & Kids) • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD: Skills to Help Children Focus, Succeed in School, and Make Friends (Instant Help Books) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Choices in a Jar • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08

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