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Ms. Balliett from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social & Emotional in 2nd Grade!

Help me give my students a sensory calm down corner and social emotional learning books!

  • $314 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

This year, I have a class full of energetic and eager 2nd graders! They deserve the best possible learning environment to help them grow and succeed as I know they can achieve so much!

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

When in my classroom, we are all scientists, teammates, authors, mathematicians, artists, dreamers, and world-changers. My students work every day to better ourselves to better the world we live in.

My Project

The diverse population of second graders that make themselves at home in my classroom every year have such a variety of social emotional needs. Some need more than others and some need more help in one area than others.

Young children need more than just academics in the beginning years - they also need social emotional learning to become confident and resilient.

In order to fully integrate social emotional learning and promote the mental well-being of all my students, a sensory calm down corner, social emotional learning books, and mindfulness activities are incredibly helpful.

Ms. Balliett
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BARMY Weighted Lap Pad for Comfort and Relaxation (24x24 inches, 5 lbs) Weighted Lap Blanket with Removable Dual-Sided, Minky/Bamboo Cover, Travel Size, Ideal Gift • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments (Professional Resources) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
YoYa Toys Beadeez Squishy Pineapple Stress Balls Toy (2-Pack) Tropical Fruit with Colorful, Gel Water Beads - Squeeze, Pull, and Stretch Promote Stress Relief, Calm Focus - Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
The Heart and the Bottle • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Tap Light Push Lights STAR-SPANGLED Mini Night Touch Light LED Puck Lights Portable Under Cabinet Lighting Battery Operated Powered DIY Stick On Lights Wireless Closet Counter Kitchen Warm White 5Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Empowerment Cards for Kids – 45 Action Packed and Fun Self Esteem Exercises - Mindfulness, Encouragement, Self-Compassion, Relaxation, Body Awareness, Feelings, Fun, Dreams • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
TT729BP Neon HeavyDuty Book Bin Bright Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
BeYumi Slow Rising Toy, Kawaii Star Unicorn Squishy Toy, Cream Scented Simulation Cute Animals Toys Gift for Kids Lovely Stress Relief Toy • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
6 Pack - Premium Bright Color Neon Lanyards with Breakaway Clasp - Cute Colors & Durable for Schools, Work, Camps and More! by Specialist ID (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07

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