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Ms. McGowan from Simpson PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social/Emotional Books for Kinders

Help me give my students a chance to work on coping with the many emotions that can develop as well as how to treat others. These stories will help me build their social/emotional skills.

  • $415 goal

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My Students

I have been fortunate enough to work with a wonderful group of students in a small kindergarten through 8th grade charter school. My students are talented, inquisitive, enthusiastic individuals who love learning.

As a kindergarten teacher, my students come to school ready learn the fundamentals that are imperative to their academic success.

Many of my students face challenges in their daily lives that can impact their learning. It is my responsibility to make sure that they are equipped with the necessary skills to achieve. This includes learning how to behave socially and emotionally in a classroom.

My Project

Upon entering kindergarten, students can sometimes face a difficult transition. Their emotions can run strong which can hinder their academics. Stories such as "A Little Spot of Kindness" and "Too Shy for Show and Tell" will allow me to combine social/emotional lessons with fascinating picture books to ease the transition.

Social and emotional skills are crucial for success in school.

These school readiness skills aid in communication with other students, ability to resolve conflicts, displaying kindness towards others, and providing ways to cope with any challenges a young child might face.

By creating a classroom library with meaningful literacy that includes social and emotional stories, I can better equip my students for not only their lives in the classroom but also outside the school. I especially like the story "A Book of Mistakes" which teaches children that mistakes can happen and when they do something inspirational might occur because of it. This project will allow me to enhance their social and emotional skills through picture books.

Ms. McGowan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
The Heart and the Bottle • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Pass It On • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
My Very Own Space • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Kindness Starts With You • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crabby Pants (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Extraordinary Jane • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
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
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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