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Mrs. Tatar from Manhattan IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Learning Is Great!

Help me give my students social/emotional books and visuals (laminator keeps them sturdy) to help them be successful throughout their school day.

  • $465 goal

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My Students

As a school social worker, I work with students across a variety of programs, ages, and backgrounds. But my preschoolers are where a majority of my time and energy is spent this year. Our public school just started a Preschool For All (PFA) program that is blended with special education.

My students are full of joy, energy, and enthusiastic to learn.

All of my students are creative, playful, and inquisitive! They come to school each day ready to try new things and are flexible with us adults who are learning how to implement/run the PFA program. These preschoolers (from all kinds of backgrounds and educational needs) are the center of my universe and the joy to my days.

My Project

With the start up of a new Preschool For All (PFA) program at my school we are lacking some of the necessities to get the program up and running quickly. As the school social worker, it is my responsibility and privilege to guide our preschoolers in learning about social, emotional, mindfulness, and being responsible individuals. Because this is the first time a majority of my kids are in a group setting/away from home, we need to practice our friendship skills. We need books of all varieties, but especially ones that highlight social skills. These books will be used for highlighted social skill of the week, circle/story time, individual reading, and small groups.

Picture books, stories, and visuals are the best way for these skills to be explained to my 3-5 year olds.

In addition to these lovely books, my students learn through visuals. Our preschool program is also a blended program which means that we have students with special needs, specialized instruction, and individualized education plans (IEP). All of these students benefit and learn from visuals. In order to preserve these visuals and to keep them sturdy, the laminator and laminator pouches are necessary for the PFA program. The first thing I would like to make with the laminate are visual cue cards the staff can wear to help non-verbally remind students of expected behavior and/or give silent praise to. Being able to reuse visuals is both time and cost effective for us teachers.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Advanced Thermal Laminator, Extra Wide 13-Inch Input, 1-Minute Warm-up (TL1302VP) • Amazon Business $49.02 1 $49.02
BESTEASY 3 Mil Clear Letter Size Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9'' x 11.4'', Pack of 500 • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! Activity Guide for Teachers: Classroom Ideas for Teaching the Skills of Listening and Following Instructions (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $16.11 1 $16.11
Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
I Will Try (MIndful Mantras) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Bully B.E.A.N.S. Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them (Dino Life Guides for Families) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ben: The Very Best Furry Friend - A children's book about a therapy dog and the friends he makes at the library and nursing home • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58

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