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Ms. McGann from Lowell MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Learning: The Future of Education

Help me give my students books and games focused on developing emotional intelligence and social skills.

  • $447 goal

This project expired on May 4, 2019.

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My Students

I am a social worker at a K-8 school in Lowell, MA with over 400 students. This is a low-income, urban school district. We draw from the entire city (as opposed to a neighborhood school). Our students come from all over the world. A majority of our students come from broken families, have a history of trauma, and live a life of poverty.

Many are focused on basic survival and have developed mal-adaptive coping mechanisms and negative social skills.

They are using the skills THEY KNOW. Unfortunately, what they know often hinders their academic, emotional, behavioral, and social growth. While they are able to recognize these actions/behaviors as negative, they lack the tools to change them on their own.

My Project

My imagination already sees these books, games, stress reduction activities, etc. in our Guidance Suite and the number of students they can benefit. I can see the impact they would have not only for use by me, the Social Worker, but for our Guidance Counselor, the multitude of therapist that come into the school to see students, and teachers who wish to utilize them in their classrooms. With these books, and games, we will be able to engage students in a fun and interactive way to help with social-emotional learning. Items like My Feelings game, Anger Control Game, etc will help younger students learn how to manage their feelings and frustration. Items like Empowering Questions Cards and Conversation Cubes will allow the older students to engage and open-up about struggles in their lives in order to learn healthy coping mechanisms.

By donating to our project, you will be providing the school with various resources: Life Skills Card Game, the book Classroom Management Matters, Anger Control Game, Empowering Questions Cards, and Conversation Cubes which will be crucial in helping student develop the attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

You will be helping our students build the skills so they can be positive, engaged, members of society.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Qs Race to the Top Educational Board Game with Book: social skills, manners, and better behavior! • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
My Feelings Game. Fun educational family game to help kids express their emotions and learn self regulation. Endorsed by Dr Temple Grandin and other world renown clinicians and educators. • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Get Happy at Work Thumball Icebreaker Game - 6" Yellow Conversation Starter • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Stress Management Thumball Conversation Starter - 6" Red Team Building Game • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
52 Essential Conversations: The Life Skills Card Game for Age 5 to Adults - Builds Social Emotional, Critical Thinking, Growth Mindset & Vocabulary Skills - Created by Harvard Educators • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Monkeys Up Family Board Game – Kids Learn Strategy, Social Skills and Improve Memory, Math Teacher Created Educational Fun for All Ages, Children or Adults 6 Years and Up • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Classroom Management Matters: The Social--Emotional Learning Approach Children Deserve • Amazon Business $23.13 1 $23.13
Thoughts & Feelings Speaking Cards – Card Game for Developing Your Children’s Emotional Intelligence and Social Skills – Also for CBT/Therapy Use • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Mad Dragon: An Anger Control Card Game • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game that Teaches Mindfulness for Kids, Teens and Adults | Effective for Self Care, Communication Skills | 40 Cards for Play Therapy • Amazon Business $18.94 1 $18.94
Peaceable Kingdom Award Winning Fish Stix - The Kids' Game Where Every Fish Counts • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Peaceable Kingdom Hoot Owl Hoot Award Winning Cooperative Matching Game for Kids • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Empowering Questions Cards - 52 cards for meditation, writing, or any other empowering process you like | Examine your deeper self, discover your inner strength and bring more energy into your life. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Train Your Angry Dragon: Teach Your Dragon To Be Patient. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Emotions and Anger Management. (Dragon Books for Kids) (My Dragon Books) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19

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