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Mrs. Senecal from East Helena MT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Remarkable Room for Regulation and Relationships! (Part Two)

My students need to be able to calm and regulate their bodies!

  • $1,506 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever had a bad day? Every day, many of the students in our building come to school with heavy burdens on their shoulders. Our students face trauma, poverty, depression, family issues, mental health issues, and so much more. It has been estimated that 17 million students face psychiatric illnesses, but only about half will receive treatment. These kiddos come to our classrooms every day without their basic mental health needs met and are in the crucial process of learning how to cope with, adapt, and relate to others and the world around them. As teachers, we must be ready to help ALL our students!

The good news is that ALL of these students have all the potential to thrive, excel, and become leaders of tomorrow!

These students need to know that they have a place in which they belong and that their teachers believe in them TODAY. Our staff deeply cares about all our students' academic and social needs. The money that you are generously offering is not going to one single classroom and teacher, but to an entire building of 400+ students to help build a safe place for meaningful mental health support.

My Project

Our student population includes children with anxiety, autism, and/or sensory processing disorders. These students can come to calm their bodies and/or activate their bodies to be more successful in the classroom. We also have students that are struggle with emotional disturbance and often take their anger out on peers or teachers. It is okay to feel angry, but now we can teach children to express that anger in an appropriate manner? How can we best help them? By allowing them to feel and express their emotions in a prosocial manner!

Our regulation room will also have a punching bag, sensory tiles, stress balls, and other sensory tools for students that need to express themselves in a physical manner.

These students will be able to return to the learning environment with their bodies and minds regulated and ready to learn!

This money will make a huge difference in making this idea a reality. Your consideration is not just help for one teacher, one classroom. It is a godsend for an entire building for years to come. If we can help these children learn how to regulate their minds and bodies, it would not only have a lasting effect for that one student, but for the entire community! Thank you so much for your consideration.

Mrs. Senecal
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLAYLEARN Liquid Floor Tile, Color Dynamic Dance Floor by (Orange) • Amazon Business $36.99 8 $295.92
Hedstrom Sensory Stepping Stonez • Amazon Business $78.35 2 $156.70
Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by YoYa Toys - 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 9 $125.73
Art3d Liquid Fusion Activity Play Centers for Children, Toddler, Teens, 12" X 12" Pack of 9 Tiles in Different Color • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Everlast 2228 PowerCore Freestanding Heavy Bag • Amazon Business $99.82 1 $99.82
PLAYLEARN Liquid Floor Tile, Color Dynamic Dance Floor by (Pink/Yellow) • Amazon Business $36.99 2 $73.98
JumpOff Jo RockSteady Balance Stepping Stones for Kids - Set of 6 Balance Blocks (3 Sizes Included, 2 Small, 2 Large, 2 Extra Large) - Promotes Balance & Coordination • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Learning Advantage 63020 7066 Step-a-Logs • Amazon Business $67.45 1 $67.45
KeNeer 7Pack Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys - Relieve Stress, and Increase Patience - Build Resistance Squeeze, Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Learning Resources Smart Toss Game, 4 Different Games • Amazon Business $45.89 1 $45.89
Sodynee Foldable Cloth Storage Cube Basket Bins Organizer Containers Drawers, 6 Pack, Yellow • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Spots/Markers,9-Inch (One Dozen) • Amazon Business $26.19 1 $26.19
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Get Out! Deluxe Balance Board in Red - Wobble Training Tool for All Ages (Kid to Adult) Agility, Workout, Exercise • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Battleship with Planes Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hasbro Yahtzee Game • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88

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