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Ms. Lutes from Spanaway WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Skills Through Literature!

Help me give my students the chance to learn social-emotional skills through literature and authentic conversation!

  • $590 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Since school hasn't begun yet and I'm pretty new to the school's community, I haven't had the pleasure of meeting my students this year. I am so excited that I am about two weeks away from welcoming them into our classroom community.

Our school is a title one school in Washington, meaning many of our students come from low income families.

We also have a large military population, so many of our students move quite often. Due to these reasons, building community and teaching social emotional skills is very important!

My Project

All students need support when it comes to social-emotional skills. What better way to teach it then through high-quality literature? My intention is to read at least 100 books about social and emotional skills throughout the year. Following these read alouds will be authentic conversation and application practice.

Students will learn to be kind to others and themselves, how to manage and identify their emotions, how to stand up for themselves and others, etc.

On top of all those skills, students will be building a strong community within our classroom. These skills will then transfer to other communities they belong to, such as within their whole school and in their sports teams.

When students feel emotionally and socially safe, they are more likely and willing to learn math, science and other subjects. The end goal is to set my students up for success not only academically, but socially and emotionally!

Ms. Lutes
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 17 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Princess Boy • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • Amazon Business $17.30 1 $17.30
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Visiting Feelings • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
Being Frank • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Anh's Anger • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Princess Smartypants • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
The Sad Little Fact • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
What Do You Do With an Idea? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Say Something • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
Dear Girl, • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
The Family Under the Bridge • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dear Boy, • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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