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

Social Emotional Literature to Promote Kindness

Help me give my students social and emotional literature to learn SEL skills and promote kindness.

  • $339 goal

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My Students

I work at a relatively new K-5 public school! This is our 12th year to be open. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Although we are not classified as a Title I school, we have students from all different economic backgrounds including homeless and extended stay families.

Our students are hard workers, and we have high expectations for each of them.

Meeting their individual needs, teaching kindness and acceptance, and giving them a safe, loving place to learn are my goals for this school year.

My Project

As important as academics are, social and emotional skills are imperative for students to be successful as adults. The skills include: self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, responsible decision-making, and relationship skills. These are skills that don't necessarily come naturally. Even adults need to continue working on these skills.

In my classroom I find time to incorporate SEL because I've seen the evidence and research to show that it works.

Classrooms that practice SEL actually learn more because the interruptions, distractions, and conflicts have decreased. Students understand themselves and know how to manage their emotions. They know how to solve problems and how to solve conflict. They understand empathy and kindness. They know how to deal when things get tough. These are skills they will use for the rest of their life.

One way I teach SEL is by reading books. Students love picture books and can usually relate to the story. I'm asking for this library so that I will have the resources to be able to successfully teach these skills and engage my students. This library will be used in my classroom for years to come.

Psychologists use the term resilience to describe an individual’s ability to adapt successfully to challenging events. Reading these books with my students can be a way to teach resiliency, self-confidence, and self-control and help us discuss common challenges students may be facing at home or at school.

Mrs. Aiken
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 50 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Boy with Big, Big Feelings • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Don't Feed The WorryBug (WorryWoo Monsters) • Amazon Business $13.01 1 $13.01
What Does It Mean to Be Present? • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Way I Act • 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) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Anxious Ninja: A Children's Book About Managing Anxiety and Difficult Emotions (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Buckets, Dippers, and Lids: Secrets to Your Happiness • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07

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