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Mrs. Dean from Spring Lake MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Smart- Ready for Learning and the Future

Help me give my students books that support social emotional learning! I want to provide more books in my classroom that model feelings, emotions, mindfulness, being present, growth mindset, courage and empathy.

  • $537 goal

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My Students

My students are growing kindergarten students. They are developing a growth mindset by learning to solve problems on their own and welcoming challenges to make their brain grow. They have parents that care about their academic progress and hold their standards high. They live in a small community where education is valued. My students are eager to learn! They are emergent readers that practice reading both at home and at school.

My kindergarten students are learning social smarts- social emotional learning skills.

We are learning skills to be mindful and present. We are learning to recognize our emotions and the Zones of Regulation. We are learning tools that we can add to our toolbox to regulate our emotions. All of these skills and tools are important for us to be in a state where we are ready to learn and interact with others.

We are learning about cooperation, gratitude, courage, empathy- all important skills for our future.

My Project

The books provided from this project are all books that will be used to model social emotional learning in the classroom. Using children's literature to assist teaching social emotional skills has many benefits. Stories provide easy and creative introduction to these sometimes abstract skills. Lessons can be anchored to these skills presented in the story.

Literature provides a relevant example of how to use skills, what to do in certain situations and students can relate to the characters.

Books can encourage students to pay attention to their own actions and behaviors. Books often are fun for students to read and interact with, it may not be seen as normal direct instruction lesson, which may be more engaging opportunity for students.

Not only will these books provide social emotional learning, they will expose children to vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Mrs. Dean
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Millie Fierce • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Some Days I Flip My Lid • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Breathing Makes It Better: A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
When I Feel Frustrated: (Children's Book About Anger & Frustration Management, Children Books Ages 3 5, Kids, Preschool Books) (Self-Regulation Skills) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I am Fearless: A Yoga Story for Kids and Superheroes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Train Your Dragon To Accept NO: Teach Your Dragon To Accept ‘No’ For An Answer. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Disagreement, Emotions and Anger Management (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon Empathy: Help Your Dragon Understand Empathy. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids Empathy, Compassion and Kindness. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Kindness Book • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Little SPOT of Happiness • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Arial, the Yogi (UnicornPreneur) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Positive Ninja: A Children’s Book About Mindfulness and Managing Negative Emotions and Feelings (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Little Scribble SPOT: A Story About Colorful Emotions • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Yummy Yoga: Playful Poses and Tasty Treats • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
A Little SPOT of Love • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Confidence: A Story About Believing In Yourself • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little Peaceful SPOT: A Story About Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Sadness: A Story About Empathy And Compassion • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
ABC for Me: ABC Mindful Me: ABCs for a happy, healthy mind & body • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
The Thankful Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Yoga for Children--Yoga Cards: 50+ Yoga Poses and Mindfulness Activities for Healthier, More Resilient Kids • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74

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