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Mrs. Davert from Anaheim CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Success with Social Stories

My students need specialized books that teach social skills to help them learn how to self-regulate and deal with their emotions and impulses in an effective and responsible manner.

  • $349 goal

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My Students

Eager to learn, my 26 kindergartners are full of energy and excitement and ready to tackle the challenges of living in a low socioeconomic neighborhood in Anaheim, California. My students have a wide variety of learning needs. They come to school with speech and language disabilities and emotional and behavioral challenges. Some are dealing with homelessness. Two-thirds of my students live in a household where English is not their first language. Two-thirds receive a free or reduced-price lunch.

Even though they come to school with challenges, my students are still eager to learn to read, write, and meet the 21st-century skills of today.

Recently our school adopted the distinguished practice of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). While this is an exciting change for our community, it does pose challenges as far as providing the students with the materials and resources needed to adopt this new distinguished practice. The students are eager and excited to delve into engineering units, and watching them embrace these ideas is exciting to me as a teacher.

My Project

In today's society of iPads, X-Boxes, and Netflix, children are often sitting in front of screens instead of interacting with each other. Because of this phenomenon, many children come to school lacking some of the basic social skills that we as adults take for granted. They come unprepared to make friends, share space, and deal with emotions and the lack of immediate gratification.

With books such as "Lucy Walker, Non-Stop Talker," "Personal Space Camp," and "You Get What You Get," I can teach young children social skills in an engaging and meaningful manner.

I would like to implement a weekly social skills lesson into my curriculum for the first 26 weeks of school to teach and reinforce these important social skills. Having the ability to self-regulate helps children become prepared for academic learning and makes them more successful human beings.

I have recently had several students who are experiencing homelessness in my class. Due to their life situations they are especially at risk for emotional and behavioral problems. Social Success with Social Stories will be especially beneficial to these student in helping them learn how to manage their emotions and behaviors.

Mrs. Davert
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 26 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Miles McHale, Tattletale (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
I Can Handle Special Occasions (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Matter (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64

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