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Mrs. Burke from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social-Emotional Learning

Help me give my students quality books to supplement our district SEL curriculum!

  • $781 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching a fantastic group of 4th graders. Our students are currently facing unchartered territory. Providing the fundamentals and skill set to help our students maneuver socially, emotionally, and academically has never been a more vital part of their development. Our students need resources that allow me to provide a curriculum rich in social skills, offer experiences, and time for conversations.

Fourth grade is a huge transition year and building a community of learners is vital to a successful time together.

These resources will foster a classroom community that is supportive. Establishing a time for social-emotional learning in the classroom setting provides a safe space for students to authentically connect to themselves and to others as they build social, emotional and academic success skills.

My Project

Our students are faced with new challenges and pressures. Providing the necessary supports on a consistent basis is vital to the successful development of their social, emotional and academic success. Our district has provided us with an SEL curriculum, but I would like to supplement these materials with quality picture books so students are able to relate more to the SEL lessons.

Establishing a time for social-emotional learning in the classroom setting provides a safe space for students to authentically connect to themselves and to others as they build social, emotional and academic success skills.

I hope to provide engaging lessons so students can practice these important skills and build a true community of learners.

Mrs. Burke
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 61 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Little SPOT of Confidence: A Story About Believing In Yourself • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
A Little SPOT of Happiness • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
My People (Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrator Winner Title(s)) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
Bruce's Big Storm (Mother Bruce Series) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Grandfather Gandhi • Amazon Business $16.11 1 $16.11
My Friend Maggie • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
Wilfred • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
Bully • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Very Last Castle • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
My Magical Words (The Magic of Me Series) • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Being Frank • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Two • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
What James Said • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock (Debwe) • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Grumpy Duck • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
The Monster at Recess: A Book about Teasing, Bullying and Building Friendships • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Tomorrow I'll Be Brave • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Better Than You • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Anything Is Possible • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Trouble Talk • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Pilar's Worries • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Little SPOT of Love • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Delivery Bear • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
A Little Peaceful SPOT: A Story About Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Sadness: A Story About Empathy And Compassion • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Not Yet • Amazon Business $10.66 1 $10.66
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
One • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
How to Heal a Broken Wing • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Confessions of a Former Bully • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11
Brontorina • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97

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