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Mrs. Vongemmingen from Jber AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Have a Big Problem Managing Our Emotions.

My students need help managing their emotions so they feel safe and learn. We need the Feeling Buddies Self Regulation Curriculum and Shubert Books to achieve this goal.

  • $443 goal

This project expired on February 9, 2014.

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My Students

I am a school counselor on a military base where children face the reality of their parents leaving on deployment exercises on a regular basis. With their home environments in constant change, they find themselves emotionally exhausted. Many are in need of help with managing their emotions.

I work with grades kindergarten through 6th.

Many don't even know what their feelings are much less how to manage them. These challenges cause our students to lack the social emotional skills they need to feel safe and ultimately learn. When kids don't feel safe, they are unable to learn. This is a researched fact.

My Project

The Feeling Buddies Self Regulation: Managing Emotional Mayhem curriculum by Dr. Becky Bailey teaches the self regulation process. These lovable feelings buddies teach kids emotional self regulation through play and lessons taught in the school environment. Kids learn how to understand their emotions, identify how they feel, and how to handle them. The ultimate goal is to learn life-long problem solving skills for handling their emotions.

Managing emotions is a requirement for feeling safe and ultimately learning.

Our kids are our futures. We need them to be able to manage their emotions and become our leaders of tomorrow.

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

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This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Feeling Buddies(r) Self-Regulation Toolkit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $276.25 1 $276.25
Shubert Series and Puppet Value Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $60.00 1 $60.00

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