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Mr. Cady from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Books to Teach Self-Regulation

My students need supplemental books to enhance the Second Step curriculum

  • $980 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our nationally accredited preschool program serves two hundred and eighteen children. We reach out to children of all backgrounds, including those whose circumstances — such as those living in poverty and those learning English as a second language — can undercut school success. In fact, ninety-one percent of our preschoolers are from low-income families and seventy-five percent are English language learners. Among our families, there are twenty-six different primary languages spoken, including Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Polish Spanish, and Fujianese.

My Project

As a supplement to the Second Step curriculum, children will explore self-regulation through books like; "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" by Carol McCloud and "The Little Engine That Could" by Watty Piper.

Building social/emotional skills are a vital part of early learning, and these books will give children a safe place to explore these concepts.

The Second Step curriculum proactively teaches self-regulation by using puppets, games, and books to allow children to develop calming techniques and conflict resolution strategies when they are not in the midst of a crisis. Purchasing these books that are recommended by the Second Step curriculum will enhance their learning a provide another way for them to build these important skills.

Mr. Cady
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Listen and Learn • Amazon Business $10.99 11 $120.89
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $9.95 11 $109.45
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • Amazon Business $8.65 11 $95.15
Katy and the Big Snow • Amazon Business $7.99 11 $87.89
Froggy Goes to School • Amazon Business $6.99 11 $76.89
We All Sing With the Same Voice • Amazon Business $6.99 11 $76.89
The Listening Walk • Amazon Business $6.98 11 $76.78
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 11 $75.13
The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) • Amazon Business $6.49 11 $71.39

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