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Ms. Stidham from Sedalia MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Therapy Library

Help me give my students the items they need like a rug, book bins, and books, for a complete therapy library at school.

  • $405 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school has over 500 students, many of whom come from households of drug abuse, incarceration, family conflict, absent parents, or childhood trauma. These negative early life experiences make it difficult for a large number of our students to manage their behaviors and emotions appropriately in a school setting. Despite the challenges our students have faced, we are committed to providing them with the tools and skills needed to be successful academically and socially.

Our students deserve the opportunity to learn coping skills that will help them achieve their goals now, and for the rest of their lives.

While our students have supports outside of their everyday classroom, they deserve the chance to stay in class, learn academically, build friendships with peers, and learn to manage their behaviors and emotions.

My Project

Having these items and books will allow my students to have a more complete therapy library. The diverse subjects in these books will provide resources for ALL of my students, regardless of the struggles they are facing. These items will also help create a warm and inviting space for my students to share their thoughts and feelings.

These books and library items will assist my students in processing their feelings and emotions related to the socioemotional barriers they face in their every day lives.

From parental incarceration to foster care to mental health diagnosis, these items will improve the mental heath of all of my students.

Ms. Stidham
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Large Book Bin, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7", Teal, Case of 6 (71107U06C) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
ACTCUT Super Soft Indoor Modern Shag Area Silky Smooth Fur Rugs Fluffy Anti-Skid Shaggy Area Rug Dining Living Room Carpet Comfy Bedroom Floor 4- Feet by 5- Feet (Blue) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Thought-Spot I Know What to Do Cards for Taking Control of Your Feelings/Emotions; Helps Children Identify Their Feelings & Emotions; Hardcover and Laminated • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Mindfulness Matters: The game that uses mindfulness skills to improve coping in everyday life • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Bug in a Vacuum • Amazon Business $16.82 1 $16.82
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Love You From Right Here: A Keepsake Book for Children in Foster Care • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family when a Loved One is Incarcerated • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
You Weren't with Me • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Foster Care: One Dog's Story of Change • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Family Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness , Focus and Calm • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64

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