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Ms. Megan from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social and Emotional Literature Connections

My students need social and emotional learning curriculum guides, and the corresponding literature connection texts, including twenty three nonfiction and fiction books.

  • $758 goal

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My Students

Our classroom is an open and inviting environment designed to foster independent student learning. My students are thirsty for new materials to continue their education.

I teach in a public urban multi-age Montessori school with fifty-five first through fifth-grade students.

My students learn through small group and individual lessons, research and inquiry, and by going out into our community. My students come from all different backgrounds racially and socioeconomically and live in an urban setting. My co-teacher and I are piloting a combined Montessori 1st-6th grade classroom.

My students are involved in social justice and environmental conscious movements taking a stand and trying to better the world. Our students work hard with the resources they have to follow their passions and find meaning in their education.

My Project

Social and emotional learning can be very difficult in the elementary classroom. Our students need support and guidance to navigate the social waters of this time of great change.

This project will help students to explore brain-based strategies for social emotional growth through literature.

This project is based around The MindUp Curriculum: Brain Based Strategies for Learning- and Living. Through this curriculum students learn to be more focused, build mindfulness, and develop resiliency. This curriculum uses different examples from both nonfiction and literature as talking points for students to engage in meaningful conversations and role play different ways to handle situations.

This project includes both the curriculum itself and the individual books that are used for read alouds and lessons. There are four copies of most of the texts as they will be used by four elementary classrooms.

Ms. Megan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The MindUP Curriculum: Grades 3-5: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living • Amazon Business $17.00 3 $51.00
The MindUP Curriculum: Grades 6–8: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Math Potatoes: Mind-stretching Brain Food • Amazon Business $11.37 4 $45.48
The MindUP Curriculum: Grades PreK–2: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living • Amazon Business $11.15 4 $44.60
The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy] • Amazon Business $10.08 4 $40.32
X-treme X-ray: See the World Inside Out! • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Thirty Days Has September: Cool Ways to Remember Stuff (Best at Everything) • Amazon Business $8.78 4 $35.12
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 4 $30.32
The Nervous System (New True Books: Health (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life • Amazon Business $6.48 4 $25.92
Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio • Amazon Business $6.29 4 $25.16
How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again (Winter's Tail) • Amazon Business $6.00 4 $24.00
Riding Freedom • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
The Talking Earth • Amazon Business $5.39 4 $21.56
Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference • Amazon Business $20.17 1 $20.17
Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Nelson Mandela: "No Easy Walk to Freedom" • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chasing Vermeer (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Confetti Girl • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Everest Book One: The Contest • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Two-Minute Mysteries (Apple Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Slam! • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
Nothing But The Truth • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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