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Ms. Joines from Hillsborough NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Learning Through Read Alouds

Help me give my students a variety of books, including "Personal Space Camp", "My Mouth is a Volcano", and "Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker," to help teach social skills. The requested books are based on friendship, feelings, and rules.

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My Students

I teach at a Title l school, in a K/1 combination class. My students are made up from a diverse set of backgrounds and include English language learners, special education students and many who receive free or reduced-price lunch. Most importantly, they come to school energetic and ready to learn each day. Each child is working so hard to achieve their best.

The first two years of school is a time when students learn how to get along with their peers, follow school rules, and become good citizens.

They need stories that help introduce social skills such as being a good friend, tattling, manners and differences.

My Project

Beginning Kindergarten/First grade is a big adjustment to many children. Learning to share, following rules, and working in a team can be new and challenging! Addressing problem behaviors and teaching norms within the classroom is essential to creating a community of learners.

Students need to be taught social socials and the importance of being respectful to all students.

Having books related to the themes such as tattling, being kind, making new friends and bullying opens up conversations and allows students to explore how they connect to characters in the story. These stories will be read aloud to the class and then placed in our classroom library.

Ms. Joines
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Eraser • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
David Goes To School • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $8.21 1 $8.21
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Interrupting Chicken • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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