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Ms. Jenkins from Austin TX is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Connections Through Books

Help me give my students books that can help them understand and learn how to cope with their emotions.

  • $950 goal

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This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are creative, curious, and resilient. They have been working hard to learn from home and in-person. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the majority of my students have not seen the school staff in over a year. They miss us, and we miss them.

My Project

The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent winter storm have had negative impacts on my students' mental health and social-emotional learning. Continuous physical separation has made it difficult for schools to connect with children and their families.

This spring, my school is planning a curbside book and resource give-away event.

During the event, I will be giving students bookmarks and books to add to their home libraries. I would like to provide books with themes that will help students cope with their emotions and develop their social-emotional skills. Some books directly explain concepts like growth-mindset or empathy, but novels and stories can also be gateways to social-emotional learning. When students make connections to the emotions of the characters they read about they can gain a better understanding of their own feelings.

Ms. Jenkins
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GR501 SocialEmotional Paperback Library KGr 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.50 2 $153.00
RA397 Kindness Compassion Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $105.00 1 $105.00
RA599 Growth Mindset Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $97.50 1 $97.50
RE437 Feelings Emotions Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $91.50 1 $91.50
TS526 Rainbow Scratch Bookmarks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 10 $89.90
GR503 SocialEmotional Paperback Library Gr 45 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $82.50 1 $82.50
GR502 SocialEmotional Paperback Library Gr 23 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.50 1 $76.50
RA709 Dealing with Feelings Board Book Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50
SCT0445 Chalk It Up Motivational Bookmarks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
SCT0446 Growth Mindset Bookmarks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

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