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Mr. Neal
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Self Awareness is Our Key to Success!

My students need social and emotional stories and music that teaches brain calming strategies to develop self-awareness and self-management skills.

My Students

Our school is a safe place for students. For many of our kids, our school is their only safe place. Our children are from some of the highest poverty families in Anchorage. As one of the most diverse schools in Alaska, we have a very high number of English language learners from many different cultural backgrounds. Many of our children are in constant crisis at home whether it is physical, mental, or emotional turmoil that they suffer everyday.

Through the development of social and emotional skills, Muldoon students are becoming some of the most thoughtful and hardworking children in Alaska .

They are learning how to be caring, thoughtful, and conscientious of themselves and others through self-regulation. As a teacher at our school, I struggle every day with fostering self-awareness, self-management, and coping skills to help my students be successful learners, friends, and citizens.

My Project

With personal power and self-regulation skills, students will be better learners and citizens. Your donation will give students books that teach through social stories that they can relate to. By learning skills in communicating and interacting with others, they can use their personal voice to communicate their needs positively rather than using body language, frustration, anger, or acting out to communicate their feelings.

When students are able to control their emotional state, they can positively communicate their needs and avoid emotional mayhem that causes conflict.

Students learn through their interactions with others around them in how to treat others and understanding they should be treated. Let's give children an opportunity to learn how to communicate their needs proactively rather than reacting negatively!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brain Boogie Boosters • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Table Talk: A Book about Table Manners (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Gas Happens!: What to Do When It Happens to You (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Want to Be the Only Dog (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Ant Hill Disaster • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Cell Phoney • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What Do I Say About That? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The D Word • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I'm Your Flag So Please Treat Me Right • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Don't Be Afraid to Drop • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Planning Isn't My Priority (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Well, I Can Top That (Communicate With Confidence) (Communicating with Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Cliques Just Don't Make Cents! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
I Just Want to Do It My Way!: My Story About Staying on Task and Asking for Help (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72

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This project will reach 450 students.

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