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Mrs. Long from Normal IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschool Social Emotional Learning

Help me give my students a treehouse hideaway, emotion materials, and puppets to help them develop social emotional skills.

  • $810 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic and eager to explore the world around them. They love creating, building, imagining, exploring, singing, dancing, and moving! We are a class community that loves to learn together.

I teach 20 preschool students in a self-contained special education classroom.

We are working to develop speech and language skills, social skills, academic/cognitive skills, fine and gross motor skills, and independent functioning skills. Incorporating hands-on materials and movement keep my students engaged and curious. Learning should be fun!

My Project

Now more than ever, it is important to teach social-emotional skills to children. The preschool classroom is the perfect place to work on these skills as they learn to make friends and solve conflicts. My students will learn to identify their own feelings and the feelings of others, using the mirrors and feelings cards and tiles. During large group time, we will develop problem solving skills by using the puppets to act out scenarios involving conflict. We will also use the puppets to act out stories involving strong feelings and conflict resolution. The "What would you do" jar is a perfect activity to use during small group time to think about situations before they occur. Students will learn calming techniques and have the treehouse hideaway as an option to manage their feelings. I will use the Mindful Kids activity cards to teach and review skills throughout the school year.

Mrs. Long
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA241 - Toddler Treehouse Hideaway • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
All About Me 2-in-1 Mirrors (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 2 $59.32
GG167 - The Three Little Pigs Storytelling Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG166 - Goldilocks & the Three Bears Storytelling Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Fun Express Plush Happy Kids Hand Puppets Multi-Ethnic Collection Novelty (Set of 8) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Emotion Tiles (Set of 20) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.36 1 $32.36
EE621 - Social-Emotional Photo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace (Card Deck) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.49 1 $13.49
Emotion Learning Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.79 1 $10.79
What Would You Do? In a Jar(r) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96

Materials cost

$623.88

Vendor shipping charges

$25.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$688.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.45

Total project goal

$809.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$809.69

8 Donors

-$404.00

Donations toward project cost

-$346.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.60

match offer

-$402.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$341.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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