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Mrs. Flint from Bristol CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social-Emotional Skills Through Literacy

My students need these social-emotional learning BOOKS which focus heavily on growth mindset, emotional regulation (deep breathing, visualization), self-esteem/self-confidence & relationship skills - all essential lifelong skills!

  • $500 goal

This project expired on November 5, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The way we treat our children directly impacts what they believe about themselves." - Ariadne Brilt

I thoroughly enjoy being an elementary School Psychologist who teaches social-emotional learning curriculum (Gr.

K-5) in an urban school district to students who come from diverse backgrounds, some with few outside resources to meet their needs.

Beginning in kindergarten, I alongside our classroom teachers, teach social skills. We focus heavily on basic interaction skills, respect, self-control, empathy, problem-solving, relationship building, and self-awareness. We pride ourselves in delivering lessons that are engaging and tailored to meet their needs. These skills are essential and certainly not well-developed by the time our students enter kindergarten. In fact, many of our students have learning differences or have had a lack of structured, educational experiences and thus they require explicit social skills instruction.

My wish list of resources will add to my growing library and help my children make connections through literature. I plan on developing a list of my current classroom library and providing it to teachers so they have an idea of what literature resources are available and I hope to add these additional books if my project is fully funded!!

My Project

The need for early intervention specifically in the area of SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) is vital to helping our students become successful classroom citizens and responsible members of the community. The resources that I am am seeking, coupled with research-based SEL curriculum introduce key vocabulary and concepts in an engaging and interactive format. I then develop lessons to accompany the books including extension activities that are hands-on and/or interactive using the SmartBoard.

By donating to my project, you will not only help to teach these essential social-emotional skills, you will also be supporting improved overall student achievement.

Self-regulation, the ability to monitor and manage emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, is an integral part of these literature books. Other key concepts reinforced include: Growth Mindset, Self-Esteem/Self-Confidence, Empathy, and Relationship Building - essential skills! The Bristol School District recognizes the strong need for SEL curriculum development! They have even tailored their report card "Behaviors for Success" standards to align with the 5 essential SEL skills areas identified nationally (Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making). However, like many school districts, financial resources are limited and thus we are left to purchase many items ourselves.

I appreciate your consideration on supporting my project!

Mrs. Flint
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MySELF Single Copy Set (1 each of 24 books) • Amazon Business $85.95 1 $85.95
Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Mindsets for Change (Data-Driven Strategies for Overcoming Student Poverty and Adversity in the Classroom to Increase Student Success) • Amazon Business $25.69 1 $25.69
The Pout-Pout Fish • Amazon Business $16.85 1 $16.85
Affirmation Weaver: A Believe in Yourself Story, Designed to Help Children Boost Self-esteem While Decreasing Stress and Anxiety • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Bubble Riding: A Relaxation Story designed to teach children visualization techniques to increase creativity while lowering stress and anxiety levels • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Angry Octopus: An Anger Management Story introducing active progressive muscular relaxation and deep breathing • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
A Boy and a Turtle: A Relaxation Story teaching young children visualization techniques to increase creativity while lowering stress and anxiety levels • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Goodnight Caterpillar: A Children's Relaxation Story to Improve Sleep, Manage Stress, Anxiety, Anger • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Sea Otter Cove: Introducing relaxation breathing to lower anxiety, decrease stress and control anger while promoting peaceful sleep • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • 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
A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Well, I Can Top That (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Mind Bubbles: Exploring mindfulness with kids • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Planning Isn't My Priority (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Cell Phoney • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
The Worry Glasses: Overcoming Anxiety • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story (Communicate with Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Mindset Matters (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Unstoppable Me • Amazon Business $8.04 1 $8.04
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11
The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
The Grouchy Ladybug • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06

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