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Mrs. Keller from Bronx NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Cozy and Calming Corner

Help me give my students a place to relax, and increase their class participation by having a designated classroom calming corner.

  • $494 goal

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My Students

My school is made up of all ethnicities that come together to form a strong and proud school community. One hundred percent of the students in the school receive free breakfast and lunch. As an educator, I do my best to support my students and ensure that every child is receiving a well-rounded education. I find it imperative to build a strong relationship with each student and to model positive characteristics for them each day in order to effectively prepare them for their future.

My students need a lot of tender love and care and my goal is to to make their classroom a place where they feel comfortable, accepted, and loved.

Every day, I support students who have multiple learning disabilities and students who struggle both academically and behaviorally. My goal is to build on their reading, writing and organizational skills in any way I can, and to minimize everyday difficulties the students may face. My students are eager learners that do truly want to succeed; they just need more classroom tools and resources to reach their full potential.

My Project

A calm-down corner is a place for angry, upset or frustrated children to go to engage their minds and release their anger.

The purpose of a calming corner is to help support self-regulation while keeping students in the classroom if they need a break from instruction time or a group activity.

Classrooms today tend to be very busy and can become overwhelming for students. The academic expectations have grown so much since years ago, and a lot of the time students are dealing with internal emotional issues aside from the stress of mastering new curriculums. I have learned that the best way to help students who are frustrated is to keep them in my classroom so that they can feel comfortable and can cool down. My goal is to create an area where they can go to take a quick break and reset their minds.

Furthermore, there is no student (or adult!) that truly enjoys sitting in a hard plastic chair for 5-6 hours a day. The typical plastic chairs cause discomfort and distractions to students, especially those with special needs. Students need to be able to move around during the day - flexible seating options are the perfect way to accomplish this while still delivering academic lessons.

It is proven that physical activity is linked to higher academic performance and improved behavior. Just the movement from the desk to the calm corner will increase oxygen and blood flow keeping the students more alert and engaged. Some kids are just more successful if they can sprawl out on a rug or recline, wiggle, or rock in a chair. Flexible seating options will give my students the opportunity to make responsible choices, participate in classroom discussion, and collaborate with peers.

Mrs. Keller
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Charcoal 3' • Amazon Business $64.99 2 $129.98
Safavieh Nantucket Collection NAN141A Handmade Abstract Chevron Pink and Multi Cotton Area Rug (4' x 6') • Amazon Business $87.49 1 $87.49
Kore Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Junior- Age 8-9, Grade 3-4, Grey (16in) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Freesty Wobble Cushion Wiggle Seat with Pump, Air Stability Balance Disc Core Trainer for Home & Gym, Office Desk Chair Cushion for Flexible Classroom Seat (Black, 34cm) • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
The Original Bouncy Bands® for Desks - Children Love Bouncing Their feet and Feeling The Tension to Relieve Their Anxiety, hyperactivity, Frustration, or Boredom. • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
21 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Set Liquid Motion Timer/Grape Ball/Flippy Chain/Stretchy String/Squeeze-a-Bean Soybeans/Slime/Mesh & Marble/Mochi Squishy for ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety Relief Adult Kids • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

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