Picture It! Social and Emotional Learning Through Picture Books.
Help me give my students the tools to develop their social and emotional skills through the gift of picture books.
This project expired on November 6, 2019.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
My special education students understand what it means to struggle. They also know what it means to persevere. Most skills that I take for granted, they have to work and work and work to master. My students have a variety of disabilities and challenges which make them unique, including Down Syndrome, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities.
My students don't learn in typical middle school style, they force me to be creative and imagine new ways of doing things.
To be creative, we often have to scavenge for supplies that are not covered by my classroom budget. My students deserve to have access to the same quality materials their peers have.
Social and emotional skills are more necessary than ever before, especially for my students with developmental disabilities. My students have communication delays which limit their abilities to lead an independent life beyond school. Students will need social communication to hold a job, sustain friendships and interact with caregivers.
Read aloud picture books are a great tool for creating visual images of the social and emotional skills I teach my students.
My students respond positively to the illustrations and text. Picture books also encourage the use of alternative communication systems and the use of core words. By funding this project, we can build a library of books for social and emotional learning.
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