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Mrs. Tolman from Layton UT is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

SEL Through Creativity and Literature

Help me give my students multiple social-emotional learning opportunities through literature and hands-on learnings activities.

  • $929 goal

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My Students

My students are so inquisitive! They are curious souls who are always seeking new information and building on what they already know. They are unafraid to ask the hard questions and are learning to be problem-solvers who can seek solutions through their resources.

These awesome first graders love to learn through literature and hands-on experiences.

Their brightest moments shine through when they are able to be creative and show their knowledge beyond a piece of paper and pencil.

My Project

This project is centered around helping my students develop social-emotional awareness. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students did not get the social interaction that they so desperately need in their early childhood development. With that lack of socialization comes a lack of understanding of how to interact with others.

The resources from this project will provide our class with literature and learning experiences surrounding self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship, and self-management skills.

Through these learning experiences, my hope is for my students to solidify their understanding of SEL and be able to apply the skills in all areas of their life.

Mrs. Tolman
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola 918993.036 24 Colours of The World Skin Tone Pencils, Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
A Little SPOT Takes Action! 8 Book Box Set (Books 9-16: Kindness, Responsibility, Patience, Respect, Honesty, Organization, Diversity, & Safety) • Amazon Business $47.10 1 $47.10
A Little SPOT of Life Skills 8 Book Box Set (Books 17-24: Courage, Perseverance, Teamwork, Talent, Thankful, Optimism, Creativity, & Giving) • Amazon Business $35.20 1 $35.20
A Little SPOT of Feelings 8 Book Box Set (Book 25-32: Empathy, Frustration, Calm, Belonging, Worry, Boredom, Flexible Thinking, & Feelings Detective) • Amazon Business $35.18 1 $35.18
100 Pack EVA Foam Sheets, 5.5 x 8.5 Inch, Assorted Colors (20 Colors), 2mm Thick, by Better Office Products, for Arts and Crafts, 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $14.84 2 $29.68
UOONY 35000pcs 2mm Glass Seed Beads for Jewelry Making Kit, 250pcs Alphabet Letter Beads, Glass Beads Set for Bracelets Making, DIY, Art and Craft with Rolls of Elastic String Cord, Charms and Rings • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
A Little SPOT of Emotion 8 Plush Toys with Feelings Book Box Set • Amazon Business $25.74 1 $25.74
KASEMI Pipe Cleaners,1000 pcs and 20 Assorted Colors 12 inch Chenille Stems for DIY Art Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Colored Wood Craft Sticks - 400 Pcs Natural Jumbo Wooden Stick for Kids DIY Craft Classrooms Project (5.9" and 4.5" Size) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Sargent Art 22-4076 24ct Class Pack Modeling Clay, Assorted 24 Pack • Amazon Business $10.64 2 $21.28
Crayola Washable Paint Sticks, No Water Required, Paint Set for Kids, Art Supplies, 6 Count, Multi • Amazon Business $5.24 4 $20.96
Crayola Washable Finger Paints, 6 Count, School Painting Supplies, Gifts for Kids, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
My Magical Choices (The Magic of Me Series) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
I Choose to Calm My Anger: A Colorful, Picture Book About Anger Management And Managing Difficult Feelings and Emotions (Teacher and Therapist Toolbox: I Choose) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kindness is my Superpower: A children's Book About Empathy, Kindness and Compassion (My Superpower Books) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Thanks for the Feedback... I Think? (BEST ME I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Cliques Just Don't Make Cents (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Hygiene... You Stink! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Want to be the Only Dog (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
What's in it For Me? (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! (BEST ME I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Judgmental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Can't Believe You Said That! (BEST ME I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Gas Happens! What to Do When It Happens to You (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes: A Growth Mindset Book For Kids To Promote Self Esteem • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Wilma Jean, The Worry Machine Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What Shoes Will You Wear? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Grief is Like a Snowflake • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Bully B.E.A.N.S. (Revised Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Lying Up a STORM • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
It's Hard To Be A Verb • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
How To Be Comfortable In Your Own Feathers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
I Am a Booger. Treat Me With Respect! • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share!: Classroom ideas for Teaching the Skills of Working as a Team and Sharing • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
My Fantabulous Brain: Learning Helps Me Grow! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Cheaters Never Prosper (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Ant Hill Disaster • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
DECORA 500 Pieces 6mm -12mm Black Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-adhesive for Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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