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Ms. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Library!

My students need colorful books that teach a range of social emotional skills.

  • $408 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students make us smile every minute of the day. Whether it is because they just said their first successful sentence in English or have shared their feelings in our daily social-emotional circle. We work with a diverse group of very special children. Each one is unique in his/her own way. Our classroom is combined 6th-8th grade students who travel through a continuous war zone to come to school every day eager to learn. They are a diverse population, that face many challenges such as special needs, social-emotional trauma, along with being the first in their family to have a formal education, yet they are survivors who refuse to let these obstacles get in their way.

My Project

Impulse control, building relationships, teaching manners, showing kindness and empathy, controlling anger, having courage, and handling grief are just some of the social emotional topics we cover in our class on a daily basis.

We would love to start a social emotional section in our classroom library so that we have a colorful reference to read when dealing with one of many feelings.

Our special needs students often struggle to understand social ques, people's feelings, and handling their own emotions. When we read these colorful stories during our social emotional circle each day, the students are able to see and visually comprehend and have rich discussions about all of these very important topics.

Ms. M.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Monster In The Bubble (Worrywoo Monsters) • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
The Lonely Little Monster (WorryWoo Monsters) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Nose That Didn't Fit ( (Worrywoo Monsters) • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
The Very Frustrated Monster (WorryWoo Monsters) • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Don't Feed The WorryBug (WorryWoo Monsters) • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
I Won't Give Up (Persistence Project) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
You Can Face Your Fears (Persistence Project) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Rumor Has It (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Hygiene... You Stink! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Don't Be Afraid to Drop • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
The Judgemental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Bubble Wrap Queen • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

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