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Mrs. Salinas from Corpus Christi TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Skills

Help me give my students social skills with books! During guidance time with my students, I use these stories to help them develop a number of social skills (emotion regulation, conflict, apologizing, teamwork, making friends, and much more).

  • $243 goal

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My Students

My name is Harmony Salinas and I feel blessed to be the school counselor to 650 amazing elementary school students. My students get an opportunity to spend time with me each week. They look forward to working on developing all aspects of themselves-social, career, and academic! The smiles on their faces when I enter their classrooms is priceless. The time we spend together shapes who they are and who they will become. They have a thirst for learning about themselves and others and work hard to serve their classrooms and community. They practice being kind and working together to make our school a special place. They understand that our differences make us valued and that they are loved by everyone within our school community. I am excited about the new school year and seeing all their growth! Here's to an amazing year!!!

My Project

We often assume students are developing appropriate social skills at home. In reality, social skills need to be introduced, reinforced and modeled at school as well.

Very young students often learn about social skills through stories in which characters deal with real-life situations.

I plan to use these stories to develop social skills for my students including conflict resolution, making friends, career development, emotion regulation, table manners, divorce, grief, coping skills, and apologizing.

For example, "I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!" helps students cope when they cannot have their way. Role-playing as characters adds to their experience by helping them model appropriate behavior. The book "Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!", helps students learn how to ask permission and make an apology. These are skills all of us rely on.

Mrs. Salinas
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! Activity Guide for Teachers • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! Activity Guide for Teachers • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! Activity Guide for Teachers • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Tease Monster A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
I Can't Believe You Said That! • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story About Staying on Task and Asking for Help • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Making Friends Is an Art! A Children's Book on Making Friends • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Peer Pressure Gauge • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Ricky Sticky Fingers • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
My Mouth Is a Volcano supplemental teachers's guide • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine Activity and Idea Book • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Soda Pop Head • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Soda Pop Head - Activity and Idea Book • AKJ Education $5.17 1 $5.17

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