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Mrs. Hagen from Apopka FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Social Skills Through Literature

My students need books specifically related to social skills to help them understand how to act in varying social situations.

  • $392 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a special needs teacher and work with many students in grades 4-5 who are included in the general education classroom. My students have varying disabilities; I work with students with autism, learning disabilities, and more! My students love to learn, but they sometimes just need a different approach to understand concepts and retain important skills taught in class. They often need hands-on materials to make their learning engaging and meaningful and to see tangible representations of what they are learning!

My Project

Many of my students have unique needs that require specific instruction on social skills and executive functioning skills to help them be successful in the general education classroom. By using literature, students are able to get an introduction to specific skill sets that need to be taught, and then use it as a platform to relate to their own experiences.

Because many students with special needs have problems with expressive, receptive, verbal, and non-verbal language, they often struggle with developing and maintaining friendships and have difficulty with tasks related to executive functioning skills.

Using children's literature for teaching social and executive functioning skills can be invaluable to students and to teachers. I have chosen to use the Julia Cook series, as it is one that I have seen success with in helping my students process different strategies they need to be successful in the classroom. Thank you in advance for supporting my students!

Mrs. Hagen
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The PROcrastinator (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Cell Phoney • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Cliques Just Don't Make Cents! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Well, I Can Top That (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared Activity & Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Blueloon • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
The Judgemental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story (Communicate with Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.62 1 $8.62
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
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
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Personal Space Camp Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96

Materials cost

$298.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$332.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.73

Total project goal

$391.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$391.55

12 Donors

-$387.14

Donations toward project cost

-$332.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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