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Mrs. Elmer from Mesa AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read My Emotions

Help me give my students books for learning about emotions and helping control them with the many situations that arise.

  • $414 goal

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My Students

My students are a very diverse group. They come from different backgrounds and beliefs. Some kids have access to technology and some don't have it at home. With the rise in the knowledge of technology for current jobs, all students need to know how to be tech-savvy. Our school has a diverse population with 95% of students on free and reduced-price lunch. Many face challenges in and out of school and in their homes. School is a place of refuge for some, and I want to provide ample opportunities for them to shine where they are in their development. As their teacher, I see a group of wonderful children full of energy and a willingness to jump in and try new things.

With Arizona being 49th in state funding, it is very difficult to give all students what they need.

In order for our students to compete in the job market, they must be exposed to and be able to solve problems.

My Project

My students are in need of stories that help explain situations in a kid-friendly way. Students are learning to cope with their emotions through our Social Emotional Learning program and these books would enhance their learning. We are currently using a program called Zones so that we all have a common language to express how we are feeling throughout the day. Kids are put in a lot of stressful situations beyond the school's control and these books will help explain ways to handle those stresses. Students are learning how to become their own person and the rules that come along with it. They don't always like the rules because they think it should go their way. These books help them think beyond themselves and help them to realize a much bigger picture than themselves.

Mrs. Elmer
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $7.11 2 $14.22
What Should Darla Do? Featuring the Power to Choose • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Great Compromise (The Leader I'll Be!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
What Should Danny Do? :Anger Control Workbook for Kids and Teens: Calming Anger Management Workbook with Coloring Pages • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Herman Jiggle, Say Hello! How to talk to people when your words get stuck (Socially-skilled Kids!) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Planning Isn't My Priority (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Study Skilled… NOT!!! • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Table Talk: A Book about Table Manners (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
It's My Way or the Highway: Turning Bossy Into Flexible and Assertive (Leader I'll Be!) (The Leader I'll Be) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Well, I Can Top That (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Cliques Just Don't Make Cents (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Lying Up a STORM • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
I'M NOT Scared, I'M Prepared! • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Be Where Your Feet Are! • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Blueloon • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
I'm Stretched • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Don't be Afraid to Drop! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Ant Hill Disaster • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Grief is Like a Snowflake • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Flicker of Hope • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Wilma Jean - The Worry Machine • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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