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Mrs. Krein from Brentwood CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. K's Exceptional Learners

Help me give my students the curriculum and tools needed regulate their emotions and be successful in school.

  • $998 goal

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My Students

I teach a wonderful group of nine students from kindergarten to third grade. My classroom is a self contained special education classroom. My students have a really tough time regulating their emotions which affects everything they do. My students struggle socially, academically, behaviorally, and emotionally.

Despite all of their daily challenges, my students have shown me what perseverance truly is.

My students never give up and always try regardless of the challenges that they face. They inspire me and I hope to inspire them.

My Project

Because of the challenges that my students face with their disability, I would love for them to have some materials and curriculum in class that teaches them coping strategies on how to keep their bodies in the "green zone" or regulated. Most of the curriculum that is being taught around this very important topic is teacher created. There are many books that could help my students better understand the emotions that their bodies feel when they start to escalate. The Lakeshore Social Emotional Development bundle, will provide our class with books and tools that will help my students better understand how to cope with their own emotions by learning through others. Books like, "What would Danny Do", and "The Mindful Dragon" give students great examples of how to regulate their emotions.

These students need regular breaks throughout their day to 'reset', and some quiet and creative building materials could motivate them to continue with their school day in a positive way.

In addition, there are three different grade levels within my classroom, making it challenging to find items that motivate all ages. My students have created a list of quiet activities, such as Magnetiles, that they would love to see in our classroom for their break time.

Thank you for taking the time to read about how you could help my students emotionally, socially, academically, and behaviorally!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA331DC - Social-Emotional Development Bundle - K-Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $369.00 1 $369.00
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Blue (16in) • Amazon Business $70.98 1 $70.98
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Solid Colors Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $48.82 1 $48.82
AA397 - Extra Easy-Grip Jumbo Pegs - Set of 100 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
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
Time Timer Original 12 inch; 60 Minute Visual Timer – Classroom Or Meeting Countdown Clock for Kids and Adults (Black) • Amazon Business $26.00 1 $26.00
Motion Sand Play Sand , 2.2LBS of Natural Sand and Motion Creative Learning Playset with 52 Pcs Molds Kit, Non-Toxic Sand for Kids • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International Bestseller for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $17.13 1 $17.13
AMOSTING Color Matching Mosaic Pegboard Early Learning Educational Toys for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Jcobay Puzzles for Kids, Interlocking Building Blocks Preschool Educational Toys Solid Plastic Toddler Games Learning Stem Toy Construction Building Toy Set Gifts with 90 PCS for Girls, Boys Aged 3+ • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
The Mindful Dragon: A Dragon Book about Mindfulness. Teach Your Dragon To Be Mindful. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids about Mindfulness, Focus and Peace. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon To Understand Consequences: A Dragon Book To Teach Children About Choices and Consequences. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How ... Good Choices. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 14) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Train Your Angry Dragon: Teach Your Dragon To Be Patient. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Emotions and Anger Management. (Dragon Books for Kids) (My Dragon Books) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
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
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88

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