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Mrs. Higgins from Buena Park CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools for Community Circles

Help me give my students books on character and understanding emotions which will be the foundation of lessons developing a healthy class community.

  • $495 goal

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My Students

This year I am teaching reading to students in grades kindergarten through 4th grade who are struggling to read at grade level. Throughout the day, I meet with three to eight students and work with them in small groups. I have students who have come to America from Africa, Europe, Central America, and Asia. They speak Korean, Amharic, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese and English. Most of my students are bilingual-emergent English-language learners. They are excited at the prospect of being successful in school, going to college, and attaining the American Dream.

My Project

Based on themes of Calm, Care, and Community, I will use the materials from this project to teach daily lessons on Social/Emotional Learning. In Community Circles, students will learn appropriate personal space using the Sit Spots. They will respond to non-verbal signals, and they will practice English language skills as they respond to and discuss the themes and lessons of the books. Students will also learn different ways to calm their bodies when they are angry or upset. Students will learn to recognize a range of emotions, respond appropriately to negative emotions, show care for each other, and build a healthy learning community.

Mrs. Higgins
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SitSpots 30 Circle Pack | Original Sit Spots • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
20" Chilean Cactus Rainstick Musical Instrument with yarn wrap and sealant - Authentic Rain Stick Shaker from Africa Heartwood Project (TM) • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
Flight School • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
How to Catch a Star • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Woodstock Chimes Zenergy Chime, Solo, Silver • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Dot • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Almost • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
It's Okay to Make Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
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 $10.89 1 $10.89
Not Yet • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
A Flicker of Hope • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
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 $9.30 1 $9.30
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.02 1 $9.02
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
It's My Way or the Highway: Turning Bossy Into Flexible and Assertive (Leader I'll Be!) (The Leader I'll Be) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
The Thankful Book • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Wooden Train Whistle with Blast Chart - Made in USA • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88

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