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Ms. Nelson from Pleasant Hill IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rock Star Texts and S.E.L.

Help me give my students a complete library of authentic Julia Cook plus rock star texts to support social emotional learning.

  • $1,154 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our unique school community is within a large urban setting. We have supportive families that instill the love and importance of education.

Our awesome K-5 students are intrinsic learners who are excited to come to school each day!

They look forward to being part of a positive and safe learning community. Our staff is committed to ensuring a safe, caring, responsible and respectful environment for all stakeholders.

Our school must be a safe space both emotionally and physically for all.

My Project

Social emotional learning is not a new trend...it's reality!

Author Julia Cook helps K-6 readers laugh and learn along with realistic characters facing challenges, opportunities, and life lessons in a light, humorous approach.

The accompanying activity guides support specific texts. Topics included; anxiety, rumor spreading, divorce, ownership, teamwork, grief, personal space, compromise, autism, deployment, procrastination, teasing, making friends, and much more! Our books will be stored in a central location for all to access.

Author Julia Cook is a former teacher and school counselor who has written more than a dozen books on behavior and health for children. The accompanying mandala resources are a perfect accompaniment for mindful practice. (Even for us teachers, too!)

Ms. Nelson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
qMy Storyq Social Skills Readers and Guides by Julia Cook - Set 4 • Nasco $112.95 1 $112.95
qMy Storyq Social Skills Readers and Guides by Julia Cook - Set 3 • Nasco $112.95 1 $112.95
qMy Storyq Social Skills Readers and Guides by Julia Cook - Set 2 • Nasco $88.95 1 $88.95
qMy Storyq Social Skills Readers and Guides by Julia Cook - Set 1 • Nasco $88.95 1 $88.95
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! Activity Guide for Teachers: Classroom Ideas for Teaching the Skills of Accepting 'No' for an Answer and Disagreein • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! Activity Guide for Teachers (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Thanks for the Feedback... I Think! Activity Guide for Teachers: Classroom Ideas for Teaching the Skills of Accepting Criticism and Compliments • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! Activity Guide for Teachers: Classroom Ideas for Teaching the Skills of Listening and Following Instructions (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share!: Activity Guide for Teachers (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Great Compromise (The Leader I'll Be!) • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
The PROcrastinator (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Bully B.E.A.N.S. Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Planning Isn't My Priority (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Blueloon Activity & Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Study Skilled… NOT!!! • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
Rumor Has It... (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
Hygiene... You Stink! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Table Talk: A Book about Table Manners (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
The Judgmental Flower (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
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Soda Pop Head Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
What Do I Say About That? • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
I'M NOT Scared, I'M Prepared Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
I'M NOT Scared, I'M Prepared! • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Deployment • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
It's Hard To Be A Verb Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Personal Space Camp Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Grief is Like a Snowflake Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wilma Jean, The Worry Machine Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Mouth is a Volcano Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bubble Gum Brain Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wilma Jean, The Worry Machine Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Grief is Like a Snowflake • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Flicker of Hope • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
What's in it For Me? (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Foster Care • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11
Cute and Playful Patterns Coloring Book: For Kids Ages 6-8, 9-12 (Coloring Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Coloring Books For Kids Awesome Animals: For Kids Aged 7+ • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The D Word (Divorce) Activity & Idea Book • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Animal Mandala Coloring Book for Kids: Mandalas with Cute Animals for Children from 5-8 Years Old • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Mandala Coloring Book for Kids: Coloring Book for Children with easy and beautiful Mandalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$836.14

Vendor shipping charges

$44.37

State sales tax

$57.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$980.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$173.00

Total project goal

$1,153.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,153.33

4 Donors

-$876.41

Donations toward project cost

-$748.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.72

Matching donations from our partners

-$272.51

Match offers toward project cost

-$231.63

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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