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Mrs. Mikota from Vancouver WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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.

  • $576 goal

This project expired on November 6, 2019.

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My Students

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.

My Project

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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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
B is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
My Strong Mind: A story about developing Mental Strength (Positive mindset series) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Love Monster • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes (The Safe Child, Happy Parent Series) • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
I'm Bored (The I'm Books) • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
What Can a Citizen Do? (Kids Story Books, Cute Children's Books, Kids Picture Books, Citizenship Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $14.12 1 $14.12
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Thank You, Mr. Panda • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
I'll Wait, Mr. Panda • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Because • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Be Kind • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
My Heart Is a Compass • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mud Boy: A Story about Bullying • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Tomorrow Most Likely (Read Aloud Family Books, Mindfulness Books for Kids, Bedtime Books for Young Children, Bedtime Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Please, Mr. Panda • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Friend Ship • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
You Be You • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
Only One You • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
The Unwanted Guest: A book about overcoming anger • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I'm Sad (The I'm Books) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09

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