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Mrs. Smitley from Raleigh NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking the Next Step With Social and Emotional Learning Part2

Help me give my students books that align with Second Step curriculum to teach social and emotional skills.

  • $382 goal

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My Students

The students at our school are wonderful, hardworking, and motivated to learn. Our educators are passionate about growing the whole child and incorporating social/emotional learning character traits such as empathy, inclusion, and generosity into our lessons.

We are a Title I magnet school that integrates STEM into our curriculum to give students a hands-on problem solving approach to learning.

It is one of 116 public elementary schools in the county and serves a diverse population of 442 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

My Project

The Student Support Team at our elementary is dedicated to teaching our students social emotional skills. We utilize the Second Step curriculum with Third through Fifth to provide evidence based learning opportunities weekly, to support students' emotional regulation and positive interaction with peers. We want to enrich our practice by building a Social Emotional Library based off the recommended reading that Second Step provides.

These books will facilitate students building an appreciation of self and one another while developing skills to succeed academically and socially in life.

The library will be accessible for students, families, teachers, and administration alike to check out and review the contents with students who could benefit from additional social emotional learning exposure and enriched conversations.

Mrs. Smitley
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wings • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
Nate el grande vive a tope # 7 / Big Nate Live It Up (Nate El Grande / Big Nate) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Supersorda - El Deafo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
El único e incomparable Iván (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Ray Charles • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Twenty Two Cents • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Aani and the Tree Huggers • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
Wonder: La lección de August / Wonder (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up (Laugh & Learn®) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Big Nate Lives It Up • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Janna and the Kings • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Full Cicada Moon • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Wishtree • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Some Kind of Courage • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Year of Billy Miller • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Full of Beans • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Just My Luck • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Same Sun Here • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
My Secret Bully • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Wish • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
El Deafo • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Ms. Bixby's Last Day • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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