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Ms. AKEMON from Hayward CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Social-Emotional Development Through Literature

My students need books about social-emotional learning and a feelings chart.

  • $333 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students are English Learners who always try their best, no matter what obstacles they are facing. My students come from low-income families that may not be able to provide supplies, and unfortunately, my school does not get very much funding for things like basic supplies and books.

Our school serves a diverse population, with many students learning English as their second language.

In order for my teaching to be effective, it's important to have the supplies and resources to support their needs. My students are curious, bright, energetic and deserve to have a quality education.

My Project

Many young children only have two emotions in their vocabulary, "happy" and "sad." With so many horrific things going on in the world, it's important for them to be able to express themselves accurately and thoroughly. This project contains books that deal with many different situations where the characters go through something emotionally, or have to overcome something difficult. These books will give us the opportunity to talk about how the character feels, what we would have done in that situation, and discuss different ways to solve problems.

I want to teach my students more than how to read and solve math problems, I want to teach them coping skills they will use throughout their life.

Social-emotional learning is the most important thing a teacher can teach. Being in touch with your emotions and having skills to cope is something that will benefit my students throughout their whole life, why not start now? I have also included a poster of different types of emotions to help my students expand their vocabulary when it comes to talking about their feelings.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Heart and the Bottle • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Millie Fierce • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Odd Velvet • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
How Are You Feeling Today? Art Poster Print by Jim Borgman, 18x24 • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Well, I Can Top That (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Crabby Pants (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
No Means No!: Teaching children about personal boundaries, respect and consent; empowering kids by respecting their choices and their right to say, 'No!' • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21

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