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Mrs. Pervorse from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Safe Space to Take a Breath

Help me give my students a calming space with puzzles, how to draw books, origami materials, and picture books on problem-solving and on breathing.

  • $169 goal

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My Students

My second graders are creative, energetic, and awesome! They have spent the last several months at home with family, and a transition back to school will bring with it mixed emotions. Some of us are excited to see our friends, explore a new classroom, and see what this year has in store. Some of us are also nervous, frustrated, and in need a calming space. This is where you come in...

My Project

These resources will help provide a safe space for my students to hit pause and recharge. They will be able to step away from a stressful situation or lesson and distract themselves with a fun puzzle, drawing project, silly pen or hat, book, or deep breath.

With your support my students will be able to develop their Social Emotional Awareness and begin to self-regulate their responses and actions.

While we are in distance learning, I will be able to share the books requested and model with students when and how to "take a break." When we return to the classroom, students will be able to apply the Social Emotional skills they are developing to situations at home as well. The learning they will gain with these resources will last a lifetime!

Mrs. Pervorse
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of 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 32 students.

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Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Adjustable King Crowns – Royal King Crown – Bejeweled Gold Crowns – 2 Pack - Funny Party Hats • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
What Do You Do With an Idea? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
RECHENG Gel Ink Rollerball Pen,Cute Cartoon Pens Fun pens kawaii pens Animal gel pens Ball Point Pens for Kids Gift,Writing Pens for Home Office School Party -15pcs set crazy pens • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Coogam Wooden Blocks Puzzle Brain Teasers Toy Tangram Jigsaw Intelligence Colorful 3D Russian Blocks Game STEM Montessori Educational Gift for Baby Kids (40 Pcs) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Fun and Challenging Mazes for Kids 8-12: An Amazing Maze Activity Book for Kids (Maze Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Jumbo Book of Hidden Pictures® (Highlights Jumbo Books & Pads) • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Origami Paper Double Sided Color - 200 Sheets - 20 Colors - 6 Inch Square Easy Fold Paper for Beginner • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How to Draw 101 Funny People (How to Draw) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
How to Draw 101 Animals • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Easy Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)over 30 simple projects • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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