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Mrs. Jensen from Nampa ID is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Calming Corner: A Place to Help Reflect and Refocus.

Help me give my students a calming corner that is filled with self-regulating tools and other items that will help them reduce anxiety, stress, and frustration.

  • $875 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are inspiring artists and eager learners that attend a school that engages learning through the arts. The school is a Title 1 school that serves 600 students enrolled in K-4.

The students in my school come from diverse backgrounds and have faced a wide variety of challenges.

Some of the challenges include mental health issues, disabilities, homelessness, poverty, and traumatic backgrounds. Because of these challenges, some the students have trouble regulating their emotions. As the school counselor I want to find a response strategy to help these students regulate their emotions in an effective way that allows them to refocus on their academic learning.

My Project

My students are ages 5 to 10, grades kindergarten to fourth grade. During this age range children are learning social and emotional language and skills to self-regulate. Learning these new skills in a new, exciting environment can sometimes be too much. Creating a calming corner for each of the classrooms in my building can help these students to de-escalate when upset. Calming corners are a quiet area in a class where the student can reflect, refocus, and center themselves so that they can rejoin the rest of the class. The corner is equipped with soothing materials like liquid bubblers. Fidgets such as squish balls, mesh marbles, and spike rings can help with sensory needs. Mindfulness cards printed on card stock and laminated can help the student recenter and distract their brain. Individual places to sit either on the floor with a clipboard or with a separate desk will allow for reflection can allow the child to stay in the room with the rest of the students; giving them a sense of belonging and a faster recovery. It also helps to reduce work avoidance. A calming corner is a small, but much needed comfort, for a child that is overstimulated, frustrated, triggered, or dysregulated in some way.

Mrs. Jensen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STERILITE 16249006 Medium Ultra Basket, Black Basket w/Titanium Inserts, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
COSCO 18” x 26” Indoor Outdoor Adjustable Height Personal Folding Tailgate Table, Purple, 2-pack • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Pacon Card Stock, Colorful Jumbo Assortment, 10 Colors, 8-1/2" x 11", 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Silicone Spiky Sensory Toy Rings (4-Pack) Tactile Fidget Gadget | Quiet, Fidgeting and ADHD Support | Colorful, Stimulating Massage | Toddler, Youth Friendly Sensory Motor Aid • Amazon Business $9.98 4 $39.92
Therapist’s Choice Inflated Air-Filled Stability Balance Disc-Blue • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Toysmith Jumbo Spiral Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $18.32 2 $36.64
Homder 12 Pack Colorful Sensory Fidget Stretch Toys Helps Reduce Fidgeting Due to Stress and Anxiety for ADD, ADHD, Autism(6 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Cosco Products COSCO 18” x 26” Indoor Outdoor Adjustable Height Personal Folding Tailgate Table, Red, 2-pack • Amazon Business $30.49 1 $30.49
Avery Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets, 9 x 12, Box of 50, Multi Pack of 2 (73601) • Amazon Business $28.10 1 $28.10
Crayola Silly Putty Original Bulk Set Bundle - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Crayola Silly Putty Original Bulk Set Bundle - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
BeYumi Marble Fidget Toys (20 PCS) - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and Those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $12.29 2 $24.58
Big Mo's Toys 3" Emoji Balls-Stress Reliver Party Favors (12 Piece), 3" • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
TheraBand Resistance Tubes, Professional Latex Elastic Tubing For Full Body, Core Exercise, Physical Therapy, Pilates, At-Home Workouts, Rehab, 25 ft, Green, Heavy, Intermediate Level 1 • Amazon Business $17.37 1 $17.37
Mindfulness Skills for Kids: Card Deck and 3 Card Games • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Purple) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Red) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Snug Kids Earmuffs/Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Original Blue) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Adorox 3 Pcs/Set Liquid Bubble Drop Motion Wheel Zig Zag Desk Toy • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Impresa Products Spiky Sensory Balls (Pack of 5) - Squeezy and Bouncy Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kinetic Sand The One and Only, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39

Materials cost

$663.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$40.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$743.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.25

Total project goal

$875.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$875.00

1 Donor

-$875.00

Donations toward project cost

-$743.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$131.25

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$0.00

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