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Mrs. Adesso from Appleton WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Learning

Help me give my students books! My students need social and emotional learning books and engaging read aloud​!

  • $482 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in a high poverty area. We are close to the homeless shelter and 100% of students utilize free and reduced-price lunches. We would love your help!

Kindergarten- 5th grades are pivotal years for kiddos!!

The adventure of lifelong learning is ignited as the students truly begin their careers as readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and artists.

I have the amazing joy of getting to spend my days with a diverse group of students who are full of exuberance, unending love, and a curiosity for learning that pushes them to grow in extraordinary ways.

My school is comprised of numerous cultures and languages from around the globe. I have the lucky privilege of learning and growing with my students as they teach me about their different culture, overall life, and how to be full of that youth energy we all contained at one point in time.

Thank you for considering this request.

My Project

All children deserve high quality literature in the classroom. Whether it be books about character- power of kindness (Stick and Stone), beauty of friendship (A Sick Day for Amos McGee), bravery (Too Shy for Show-and-Tell); developing social/emotional tools (I Can Handle It, My Mouth is a Volcano, Rude Cakes, You Get What You Get); learning about different kinds of people (Home, All Are Welcome); accepting your mistakes (The Book of Mistakes); learning the beauty of words (The Word Collector); feeling inspired (She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, Rosie Reverie's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers), or lastly, books that capture the imagination and help children fall in love with reading (The Day the Crayons Quit, I Want My Hat Back, The All Saw a Cat).

"Books open windows to the world and have the power to transform lives."

Mrs. Adesso
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders • Amazon Business $27.10 1 $27.10
The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy] • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
The Blue Day Book: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Coat of Many Colors • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Trouble Talk • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
DK Braille: Shapes • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Fruit Salad Friend: Recipe for A True Friend • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
One • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
The OK Book • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Never Talk to Strangers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Of Course It's a Big Deal (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Simon's Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-downs • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Say Something: 10th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
The Secret Olivia Told Me • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Do You Have a Secret? (Let's Talk About It!) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It's Okay To Be Different (Todd Parr Classics) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Hands Are Not for Hitting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink (Gilbert the Opossum) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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