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Mrs. Wersal-Carrillo from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social and Emotional Tools and Books

My students need a safe and reliable place to calm their bodies. They need relevant books that are similar to them and what is going on in their lives.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a school social work in a high need area. I promote social emotional learning through out my school building. I work with some amazing students and staff. The students I work with come from a variety of place and need different things.

Did I say they are amazing?

Because they really are! Some of the students I work with struggle with social an emotional difficulties. It is my job to make sure they have the tools to be successful in their academic settings. If students do not have their basic needs met they are unable to focus on their academics. Working with these students has been a truly awesome experience. I have learned so much from these kind-hearted kids.

My Project

These materials will help set students up to be as successful as they can be to reach higher levels of achievement. Having books and stories that have characters who resemble the students I work with is imperative to their learning. These tools will allow students to have a safe space to work on their emotions or whatever maybe happening in their lives at the time. The bean bags will offer a relaxing soft place for them to get comfortable. Often times students have a lot on their mind that prevents them from learning. Sometimes students have gone through something the night before at home or in school with a friend or a teacher. At times, students just need a space to chill and breathe and that's okay! Sometimes they need a place to rest and close their eyes! The soft beanbags will give them the space to do this!

Students work so hard.

They deserve great things. The giant sand timers are a great visual for students to know how much time they have in the space. They deserve to have books that relate to them. They deserve to have tools that can help them succeed. I love therapeutic question balls! They give students a chance to start out of the box conversations! Teaching social skills is a big part of my job! These balls will help my students communicate and find out exciting things about their classmates. I appreciate each and everyone of you who chose to donate! Thank you!

Mrs. Wersal-Carrillo
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 200 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EA210X - Giant Sand Timers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
DD420SG - Calming Colors® Little Beanbag Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD420SB - Calming Colors® Little Beanbag Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Wonder Forge Richard Scarry's Busytown, Eye Found It • Amazon Business $24.16 1 $24.16
[Upgraded Version] SOAIY Soothing Aurora LED Night Light Projector with Timer, Remote, Music Speaker, 8 Lighting Modes, Relaxing Light Show, Mood Lamp for Baby Kids, Adults, Living Room,Bedroom • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Chuangchou Empty Clear Plastic Slime Storage Favor Jars Wide-mouth Plastic Containers with White Lids (12 Pack) for Beauty Products, DIY Slime Making or Others (8 oz) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Stop the Drama Thumball • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
SET of 2 Expandable Ball Hand Catch Ball Flower Ball Kids Boys Girls Toys, -Great Stress Relief Toy - NEW AND IMPROVED HARD CARDBOARD PACKAGING - By 4E’s Novelty, • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Think Fun Yoga Spinner Yoga Game for Kids Age 5 and Up - Award Winning Game for Yoga Loving Parents and their Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty, 3.2 Ounce, Cosmic Star Dust • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Love • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Original Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine Powder, 24 Multi Color Assorted Set. Works for Slime, School and Children’s Projects • Amazon Business $14.55 1 $14.55
Premium Quality Therapy Putty (4 Pack, 3-oz Each) for Hand Exercise: Variable Resistance Containers for Rehab Therapy and Stress Relief by Thera FlintRehab • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
EE613 - Character Kids Save the Day! Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Jacob's New Dress • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Bernice Gets Carried Away • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Thumball Who Are You 4 • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Bear and the Piano • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
TOAOB 800Pcs 6mm Round Acrylic Letter Beads White Alphabet Beads for DIY Bracelets Necklaces Children's Educational Toys Handmade Gift • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Paxcoo 1mm Elastic Bracelet String Cord Clear Stretch Bead Cord for Jewelry Making and bracelet Making • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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