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Mrs. Taylor from Fridley MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Calming Place

Help me give my students some tools and activities to help them calm down.

  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Meet my amazing kindergartners! They are a diverse group of students, representing many cultures, languages, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

My kids are curious and energetic and ready to learn to be the best students they can be!

As we make our way through our first year in school, we are learning and practicing three Core Values: be safe, be kind, and be responsible. All my students are working hard, each day, to implement these core values into our daily classroom routines.

My Project

All students experience stress and anxiety and need a quiet place to calm down.

With the many demands of school, sports, and home life, our students experience high levels of anxiety and stress.

This affects their ability to concentrate and learn. Sometimes they just need a quiet place to get away for a while.

Using sensory tools, such as building toys, puzzles, fidgets and stress toys can help them take their mind off situations that are bothering them. They can take some time away from learning, get centered and calm, and then return, hopefully more focused.

I would like to provide my students with a comfortable, quiet place, to take a break, take their mind off things, and calm down.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flex Spot Woven Mat - Blue - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
Flash Furniture Small Solid Gray Kids Bean Bag Chair • Amazon Business $75.01 1 $75.01
Paul Lamond Find it Kids World Edition Puzzle Game • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat Fitness & Exercise Mat With Easy-Cinch Yoga Mat Carrier Strap (72"L X 24"W X 2/5 Inch Thick) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
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
BESTOMZ 2pcs Water Motion Double Colors Liquid Bubble Timer ,Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
BcPowr 4PCS Four Colors Bead Squeezing Stress Ball, Squeezing Stress Relief Ball for Boy, Girls & Adults, Stress Relief Squeezing Soft Vent Ball Hand Wrist Toys, Vent Toys.(Color Random) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Fidget Toy-(10 Pack, 5 Assorted Colors)- Increase Focus and Relieves Stress Anxiety-Sensory Soothing Marble Fidget Toys Help with Anxiety Disorders ADHD ADD OCD Autism-Extra Strong and Flexible • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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