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Ms. Oquendo, MSW,LSW from Chester PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Brain Break corner helps active students focus and learn!

Help me give my students the brain break items they need to help them focus and calm them in order to be ready to learn.

  • $398 goal

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My Students

I teach social skills to a population of students from a lower socioeconomic, urban school district. Our students are faced with many challenges. Some have the bare necessities and poverty is prevalent in the community. Some children lack appropriate clothing, school supplies or adequate nutritious food. Our school district does not have the resources to provide everything that I need to work with the students that I teach. I utilize my own money to sometimes buy clothing for a student or students in need. I also buy my own therapeutic books and supplies. This becomes quite costly. A co-worker told me about and I decided to enroll.

My Project

I'm working with a busy group of second graders who would benefit from a time to refocus in order to be ready to learn. Taking time to utilize fidgets and brain break items can provide students with the ability to calm down and refocus their attention. Having a special corner where they can go to in order to relax their minds and bodies would enable students to return to their seats ready to focus and learn.

I would like to create a Brain Break corner that students can request to enter when feeling overwhelmed or simply need a brain rest.

Students who feel anxious or restless are not able to focus and learn.

Ms. Oquendo, MSW,LSW
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 26 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner, with DSM-5 Updates, 2nd Edition (PracticePlanners) • Amazon Business $53.54 1 $53.54
Little Monkey The Original Fidget - Blue, Green & Black Circle Sequin Pillow Fidget Toy for Sensory Therapy to Relieve Stress and Increase Focus for Adults and Kids. Helps with ADHD ADD Autism 3C • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Magz-Bricks 40 Piece Magnetic Building Set, Magnetic Building Blocks • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $10.08 2 $20.16
2, 4, 6, 8 This Is How We Regulate: 75 Play Therapy Activities to Increase Mindfulness in Children • Amazon Business $20.06 1 $20.06
xusheng Infinity Cube Fidget Cube Handheld Fidget Toy Office Desk Toy Relieve Stress Anxiety ADHD OCD for Adult&Kids.Aluminum Alloy. (Blue) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch and Squeeze Stress Balls 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders and More • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Flippy Brain Squishy Eye Popping Squeeze Fidget - Stress Relief Ball - Anxiety Reducer Sensory Play - Gag Stocking Stuffers - Gift For Boys and Girls - Suitable For Autism, ADHD | Fun Halloween Toy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
IPIDIPI TOYS Squishy Brain Fidget Splat Ball - 3 Pack - Anti Stress - Popping for Adults Children - Anxiety Reducer Sensory Play - Increases Focus Suitable for ADHD and Autism - Fun Toy for Halloween • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy 3 Pack | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Pick A Toy Sensory Spiky Rollers Set: 4-Pack Egg-Shaped Stress Relief Toys in Gift Box| Eco- Friendly BPA/Latex-Free Fidget Toy to Boost Focus in Kids & Adults| Great Gifting Idea Tactile Toy • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Halilit HL200 Mini Rainmaker, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
Ideas In Life Liquid Motion Timer Desktop Toy – Bubble Timer for Kids and Adults – Calming Sensory Relaxation Toy for Kids with Autism ADHD and More – Colors Vary • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
Big Mo's Toys Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy for Sensory Play - Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Fidget Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, Assorted Colors, One Piece • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
UOOE Fidget Cube Kids,12 Side Fidget Cube,Fidget Toy Cube,Relieves Stress and Anxiety,Relax for Children and Adults with ADHD ADD OCD Autism (White A2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Roxenda Speed Cube Set of 2x2x2 3x3x3 Stickerless Magic Cube Enhanced Edition with Gift Box • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer / Floating Marine Life Sea Creatures, Diamond Shaped Liquid Timer For Fidget Toy,Autism Toys , Children Activity, Calm Relaxing ,Penguin Desk Toys and Home Ornament  • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Neliblu Sensory Fidget Snake Cube Twist Puzzle, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
KINGYAO Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer, Liquid Timer Sensory Toy for Kids Autism ADHD Calming and Stress Relief Lava Timer Desk Toy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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