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Ms. Siggers from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support Student Resilience!

Help me give my students the tools they need to self-regulate. Given that my kids are from communities that often experience a lot of trauma it feels essential to me to help my students learn coping skills.

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching 23 lovely first grade students. My students get easily excited, love to connect and are on their way to learning what they need to succeed in second grade. They are passionate, enthusiastic and eager to be seen and heard.

My students are champions.

I work in an urban school where 97.9% of the students are eligible for free or reduced meals. Most live in a community that is consistently overcoming community violence and trauma. Despite the adversities they face my students continue growing and learning.

My Project

Students can't learn academic content like math and literacy until they feel safe and taken care of. Kids who have experienced trauma require additional support to feel this.

This project will give my students the tools that they need to stay calm even in the face of all the challenges that hit them.

With soft chairs, calming bottle, books related to social-emotional learning and timers students will learn how to take a break and come back better than ever.

I hope to give my students the strategies they need while they are still young so that they can thrive not only in 1st grade but in all the

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Stretch Limo Black - • Amazon Business $43.00 1 $43.00
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Teach Your Dragon To Follow Instructions: Help Your Dragon Follow Directions. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids The Importance of Listening and Following Instructions. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Social Skills Activities for Kids: 50 Fun Exercises for Making Friends, Talking and Listening, and Understanding Social Rules • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Feelings and Dealings: The ABC's of Emotions: An SEL Storybook to Build Emotional Intelligence, Social Skills, and Empathy • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Liquid Motion Timer - Bubble Motion Relaxation Sensory Toy for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Office Desk Top, Assorted Colors 1 Per Unit • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Classroom Timers for Teachers Kids Large Magnetic Digital Timer 2 pack • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60

Materials cost

$153.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.87

Total project goal

$219.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.12

4 Donors

-$219.12

Donations toward project cost

-$186.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.87

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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