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Mrs. Oreizi from Grover Beach CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social-Emotional Development Through Literature

Help me give my students literature that will support their social and emotional development.

  • $227 goal

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My Students

I teach 26 wonderful, tiny humans who are experiencing school for their very first time! Over 75% of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch and are part of families that are considered low SES. My goal is to provide my students with the most enriching environment possible so they are set up to not just succeed, but thrive in life! When the classroom environment is comfortable and enriching, students are able to worry less about their surroundings and focus more on the content! It also is critical to me to provide my students opportunities at school that they might not have elsewhere. I hope that by setting a wonderful tone in kinder these students will continue to grow throughout the rest of their educational careers.

My Project

Kindergarten is a critical time for students to develop social-emotional skills and literature is a wonderful tool to help them learn these skills! For most students, kindergarten is their first time away from home and first time in a large group setting. By having literature that identifies emotions and demonstrates positive emotional regulation students can better reflect on their own experiences.

This school year my school adopted a new curriculum that supports emotional regulation and I immediately saw the benefit it had on my students.

Not only have students’ peer relations improved but their academics have as well since they are spending less time in conflict with themselves and others. I am hoping that adding more resources around this topic will allow me to continue to support students social-emotional well being.

Mrs. Oreizi
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teach Your Dragon To Understand Consequences: A Dragon Book To Teach Children About Choices and Consequences. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How To Make Good Choices. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Help Your Dragon Deal With Anxiety: Train Your Dragon To Overcome Anxiety. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How To Deal With Anxiety, Worry And Fear. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Angry Dragon: (Childrens books about Anger, Picture Books, Preschool Books, Ages 3 5, Baby Books, Kids Books, Kindergarten Books) (Emotions & Feelings) • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Not Yet • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
I Am Brave (Rodale Kids Curious Readers/Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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