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Ms. Parker from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Emotional Literacy!

Help me give my students books that will provide them with the tools to handle their emotions and conflicts safely, gracefully, and with compassion for themselves and others.

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a combination class of first and second graders. At a Title 1 school. I teach at a Title 1 school. All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. We provide uniforms and school supplies for many of them. They do not have access to internet or technology at home. Many do not have books or art supplies at home. School is the only place where they experience these things.

Being in a combination class poses challenges beyond those of typical classrooms.

My students are expected to be far more independent, both academically and socially. They spend much of their time working on their own or in groups, without much input from me, as I am providing instruction for the other grade level.

My Project

I have always believed that social emotional learning is one of the most important things to teach young children. The group of students I have this year, has made that abundantly clear. They amazing little people, with enormous feelings, and very little understanding of what those feelings are and how to handle them appropriately. In working with these students, I have realized how few resources I have to teach them the tools they will need to make it in this world.

The books in this project are all geared towards teaching emotions, and coping skills.

With the help of these books, I can explicitly teach them these skills. Students will learn what happiness, sadness, anger, disappointment, embarrassment, and many other emotions feel like. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice coping mechanisms to handle the complex feelings they experience.

No learning can take place until students are in the right mindset to learn. This project will help my students take control, so they can get themselves to the best place for learning.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kimochis 2086-MIXEDBAG Bag of Feelings Toy, Multicolor (Pack of 33) • Amazon Business $57.50 1 $57.50
The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
I'm Sad (The I'm Books) • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Sad Little Fact • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
B is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I'm Worried (The I'm Books) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Belong (Mini Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Am Proud of Myself! (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
I Like Myself! • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
A Little SPOT of Confidence: A Story About Believing In Yourself • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little Peaceful SPOT: A Story About Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Sadness: A Story About Empathy And Compassion • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
I AM... Positive Affirmations for Brown Boys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Even Superheroes Make Mistakes • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
I'm Bored (The I'm Books) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
It's My Way or the Highway: Turning Bossy Into Flexible and Assertive (Leader I'll Be!) (The Leader I'll Be) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39

Materials cost

$435.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.74

Total project goal

$591.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.61

9 Donors

-$563.08

Donations toward project cost

-$481.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.46

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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