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Ms. Windhorst from Omaha NE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

With Social Emotional Tools, We Can Be Successful Learners!

My students need children's books teaching social emotional skills and sensory objects to help them calm down. These are the best tools to teach children about their emotions and how to regulate them.

  • $1,148 goal

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My Students

Students at my school are energetic, creative, and hands on learners. Children thrive in school and in life when they can learn to understand and control their emotions. Our school is located in a large school district in North Omaha where we have students of diverse backgrounds.

Social Emotional children's books and tools will help our students to face their challenges equipped with the important tools to be successful in school and in life.

When my students can learn how to understand their emotions, label and express emotions, and how to calm down and control emotions, they will be able to practice self awareness and solve problems effectively.

My students are full of love, creativity, and curiosity. They love to learn and love to love! They inspire me each and every day.

My Project

The use of the social emotional children's books will help my students learn about emotions, self regulation, social skills, and character education. These crucial life skills will help them to become successful learners and are the most important tool I can use to teach these skills. I currently only have a few books to use with my guidance lessons that I teach to the 480 students at my school.

By donating to our project, you will not only be providing more engaging materials, you will ultimately help to increase their social emotional skills and self regulation abilities further helping our students be more successful at school and at life.

These children's books would help my students understand and relate better to the objectives I am teaching in my social emotional guidance lessons. My students are also in need of self regulation tools, such as play-doh, stress balls and fidget toys that I can use in a calm down area meant to teach them how to regulate their own emotions. This will help students to positively find ways to solve their problems and train themselves to calm down, a crucial life skill.

Ms. Windhorst
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CBT 123: The Hilariously Fun Game that Empowers Kids and Teens to Take Charge of Their Thoughts, Actions, and Emotions • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94
CBT 123: The Hilariously Fun Game that Empowers Kids and Teens to Take Charge of Their Thoughts, Actions, and Emotions • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94
Sand Timer VAGREEZ 4 Colors Hourglass Sand Timer Clock Toothbrush Timer 1min / 2mins / 5mins /10mins for Kids Games Classroom Home Office Kitchen Use (Pack of 4) (B-P-G-G) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Sand Timer VAGREEZ 4 Colors Hourglass Sand Timer Clock Toothbrush Timer 1min / 2mins / 5mins /10mins for Kids Games Classroom Home Office Kitchen Use (Pack of 4) (B-P-G-G) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Open Spaces Totika Self Esteem Game With 48 Question Card Deck - A Game of Fun, Skill and Communication • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
SMALL FISH Fidget Toys Set, 16 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle Stress Relief Anti-Anxiety Kids Adults, Pack Squeeze Balls, Mesh Marble, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
SMALL FISH Fidget Toys Set, 16 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle Stress Relief Anti-Anxiety Kids Adults, Pack Squeeze Balls, Mesh Marble, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Rumor Has It (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Rumor Has It (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Cliques Just Don't Make Cents! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Cliques Just Don't Make Cents! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
What Do I Say About That? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Don't Be Afraid to Drop • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Kid Trapper • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Foster Care: One Dog's Story of Change • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Foster Care: One Dog's Story of Change • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Kid Trapper • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What Shoes Will You Wear? • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
What Shoes Will You Wear? • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
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
Kindness Counts: A Story for Teaching Random Acts of Kindness (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Kindness Counts: A Story for Teaching Random Acts of Kindness (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
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
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Soda Pop Head • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
The Judgemental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
The Judgemental Flower (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Peer Pressure Gauge (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
How To Be Comfortable In Your Own Feathers • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
How To Be Comfortable In Your Own Feathers • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Grief is Like a Snowflake • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Grief is Like a Snowflake • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Blueloon • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Blueloon • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
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
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
Feelings In a Jar® • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65
Feelings In a Jar® • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65

Materials cost

$879.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$52.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$975.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$172.10

Total project goal

$1,147.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,147.34

2 Donors

-$971.67

Donations toward project cost

-$969.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.95

match offer

-$6.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$5.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$169.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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