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Mrs. Belizor from Stamford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Socially Savvy Students

My students need this collection of books in order to read stories that will target their social and emotional development!

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come into my classroom full of life and energy! I refer to us as a "squad" rather than a class because I want them to have a sense of community when they are with me and feel like they belong somewhere. Our school has a very diverse population and I want to bring all of my students together through reading and writing. It is my hope to inspire a spark in them so they develop a love for lifelong learning!

The students are 5th graders from an urban school in Connecticut.

Many of them don't have someone to read with them at night partly because many of the students come from households where English isn't the primary language. They are excited to explore the possibilities reading and writing can bring to them and I am excited to hopefully provide all the supplies they will need!

Thank you so much for helping!

My Project

Throughout my training to become a teacher and the beginning of my career, I have noticed that the social and emotional needs of my students are not being met and there really has been nothing implemented to change that. There are students everyday suffering from anxiety, depression, or other types of mental illnesses and there is nothing being done about it or very little taking place in the classroom to help them.

I vowed to make it my mission to implement activities inside my own classroom to address the social and emotional needs of my students!

These books and resources will provide me with the data, information, and tools to help educate my students on their own feelings and emotions and give them strategies to regulate them.

Mrs. Belizor
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MySELF Theme: I Am in Control of Myself Single Copy Set (1 each of 6 books) • Amazon Business $25.40 1 $25.40
Everyday SEL in Elementary School: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom • Amazon Business $24.19 1 $24.19
How To Get Unstuck From The Negative Muck: A Kid's Guide To Getting Rid Of Negative Thinking • Amazon Business $11.37 2 $22.74
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Speak Up and Get Along!: Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing, and Feel Good About Yourself • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
Stick Up for Yourself: Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem (Revised & Updated Edition) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Kindness Counts: A Story for Teaching Random Acts of Kindness (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Understanding Myself: A Kid's Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
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
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Of Course It's a Big Deal (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Marvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (But I Rock It, Big Time): An ST4 Mindfulness Book for Kids • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger (Laugh & Learn®) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32

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