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Mrs. Kama from Leesville LA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Using Books to Learn About Social/Emotional Learning

Help me give my students a wide variety of books that they can relate to learn how to deal and manage their feelings!

  • $518 goal

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My Students

I teach math, science, and social studies to nearly 50 eager and enthusiastic 3rd graders. One of the best things about teaching third grade is that they soak everything in that you teach them. They are little sponges and are so eager and engaged in what you are doing within the classroom.

Each morning I am greeted by many smiling faces who come to school eager to learn.

As a teacher at a school in a low-income/high poverty area, many of my students are faced with many challenges both inside and outside the classroom. While I cannot control most of their challenges when they leave the classroom, I do my best to provide them with support and resources for them to be successful.

My Project

While in the classroom, sometimes learning takes place outside of the academics. At times, we do focus on how to manage feelings, how to be a friend, as well as other social and emotional topics. Some students do not know how to manage their feelings, and as teachers we try out best to help them learn.

My hope is that I can help give my students the tools to manage their feelings, and know how to be a compassionate person through life.

Through either reading a book themselves, or gathering on the carpet for a read aloud from me, I hope that my students will enjoy and take away a lesson about different topics. From managing our feelings in an appropriate manner, learning how to make friends, using manners, and treating our classmates with respect, the variety of books will help my students be able to accomplish these goals.

Mrs. Kama
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Rumor Has It (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
What's in it For Me? (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
Cheaters Never Prosper (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Hygiene... You Stink! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
The PROcrastinator (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
A Flicker of Hope • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Deployment: One of Our Pieces is Missing • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What Shoes Will You Wear? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Foster Care: One Dog's Story of Change • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
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
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Table Talk: A Book about Table Manners (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
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
Making Friends Is an Art! • 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
I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared! • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
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
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
It's Hard To Be a Verb! • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67

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