Emotionally Equipped


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Mrs. Orozco has a new project! Donate to Technology Matters! to help her classroom.

I want to share the type of projects teachers are doing in our school district today for the leaders of tomorrow. I included the book list, you may want to purchase some books yourself.

Emotionally Equipped

My students need fictional books over social issues and emotions to let them laugh while learning to solve their own problems, use better behavior, and develop healthy relationships.

My Students

As a teacher in a Title I elementary school I serve students with a low socioeconomic status. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am aiming to increase Social/Emotional intelligence, the understanding of feelings, and using them to inform actions.

Children who exhibit healthy social, emotional, and behavioral adjustment are more likely to have good academic performance in elementary school.

The sharp distinction between cognition and emotion that has historically been made may be more of an artifact of scholarship than it is representative of the way these processes occur in the brain (Barrett and others 2007). From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, but I can certainly guide/influence their experiences during the school day.

Donors will be helping bring Children’s Fiction Social Issues Emotions Feelings Books in my classroom to help build

Social-emotional development including the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others.

My Project

As a teacher, I feel it’s important to recognize that social intelligence is different from just “getting along” with others or following rules. The books that I have selected will help students be able to find solutions during conflicts with others, demonstrate respect for the feelings of others, and adapting to different social situations.

Social/Emotional intelligence is the understanding of ones feelings and using them to inform actions.

Although there is some disagreement about the exact terminology to use, social and emotional intelligence both refer to the ability to understand your own and others’ feelings and emotions and then to use this understanding to inform your decisions and actions.

Socially/emotionally intelligent people solve interpersonal problems quickly by understanding what is upsetting others and being empathetic to these concerns. They tend to recognize when they’ve said something that made someone uncomfortable and know what makes others “tick.” Socially/emotionally intelligent people are able to thrive in many different relationships and settings because they quickly learn the social rules.

Where Your Donation Goes

The Worst Day of My Life Ever! Activity Guide for Teachers: Classroom Ideas for Teaching the Skills of Listening and Following Instructions (Best Me I Can Be)• AMAZON BUSINESS $16.61 1 $16.61
I Just Want to Do It My Way!: Activity Guide for Teachers • AMAZON BUSINESS $16.48 1 $16.48
Teamwork Isn’t My Thing, and I Don’t Like to Share!: Activity Guide for Teachers (Best Me I Can Be!) • AMAZON BUSINESS $15.78 1 $15.78
I Can’t Believe You Said That!: Classroom Ideas for Teaching Students to Use Their Social Filters (Best Me I Can Be!)• AMAZON BUSINESS $15.65 1 $15.65
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • AMAZON BUSINESS $10.79 1 $10.79
I Can’t Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter…or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • AMAZON BUSINESS $10.74 1 $10.74
Cell Phoney • AMAZON BUSINESS $9.95 1 $9.95
Lying Up a Storm • AMAZON BUSINESS $9.34 1 $9.34
But It’s Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!)• AMAZON BUSINESS $9.30 1 $9.30
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function)• AMAZON BUSINESS $9.30 1 $9.30
Ricky Sticky Fingers • AMAZON BUSINESS $9.03 1 $9.03
It’s Hard to be a Verb! Activity and Idea Book • AMAZON BUSINESS $8.96 1 $8.96
That Rule Doesn’t Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • AMAZON BUSINESS $8.88 1 $8.88
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • AMAZON BUSINESS $8.84 1 $8.84
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function)• AMAZON BUSINESS $8.83 1 $8.83
The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story (Communicate with Confidence)• AMAZON BUSINESS $8.62 1 $8.62
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue• AMAZON BUSINESS $8.03 1 $8.03
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help• AMAZON BUSINESS $7.52 1 $7.52
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence)• AMAZON BUSINESS $7.10 1 $7.10
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • AMAZON BUSINESS $7.10 1 $7.10
Materials cost $206.85
Vendor shipping charges FREE
State sales tax $0.00
3rd party payment processing fee $3.10
Fulfillment labor & materials $30.00
Total project cost $239.95
Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose.org reach more classrooms $42.34
Total project goal $282.29
Still needed View calculation $0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.



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