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Mrs. Lusk-Hauswirth from Pontiac MI is requesting flexible seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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A Small Space to Help Control Our Big Emotions

Help me give my students a quiet, private cube where they can learn to manage their emotions.

  • $595 goal

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My Project

Our children have little or no school experience. Learning how to be in a classroom with 17 other children is hard work. Our children do not have the skills they need to manage all their big emotions. We want to provide our children a calm and quiet space where they can go when they are upset or overwhelmed. Many of the children in our class have special needs or sensory issues. It can be difficult for them to calm their bodies down when they get upset.

The quiet cube will give them a special, safe place they can go to when they need some time to relax and calm down.

I would like to establish this place from the first day of school. This will give the children the consistency and routine to know that when they need a break they can go to the quiet cube.

I would like to provide them with a wide variety of sensory materials near the cube that they can use to help them calm down. Each child has unique personality and needs. I want to be sure that the materials available in this area will help all of the children be successful. I feel that providing a large assortment of fidget toys in the quiet cube area will help to serve this purpose.

I appreciate you taking the time to read about our students and our project. Thank you for your time and support!

Mrs. Lusk-Hauswirth
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Childcraft Cozy Cube with 2-Sided Cushion, 29-1/2 x 29-1/2 x 29-1/2 Inches, Blue/Red • School Specialty $425.96 1 $425.96

Materials cost

$425.96

Vendor shipping charges

$42.60

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.11

Total project goal

$594.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.06

28 Donors

-$556.07

Donations toward project cost

-$474.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.16

Matching donations from our partners

-$35.34

Match offers toward project cost

-$30.04

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

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$0.00

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