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Mrs. Palici from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Soft Place to Land on a Bumpy Day

Help me give my students a quiet, soft space to regroup and rejoin their class when they are ready.

  • $196 goal

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My Students

Students need more than the 3-R's (reading, 'riting & 'rithmetic). We know that social/emotional skills are also important. Sometimes, as children are learning and mastering new self-regulation skills they need a quiet place to reset. Not so different from adults who may excuse themselves to go to the restroom for a few minutes to pull themselves together.

I would like to build an under-the-table-fort in my space so that any student who needs a quiet space for a few moments can have that time and space to get back on track.

My Project

I want to 'build' an under-the-table-fort (with the use of a pre-made table skirt, curtains, a rug, etc.) that students can access when they become disregulated. I want them to have a place to regroup until they are able to rejoin their classroom successfully. Building this space under an existing table makes it more practical for a small space and less costly to build.

Having the time and space to take a moment is something that adults use to self-regulate on a daily basis but students do not usually have this option.

Each classroom has a soft space for students but sometimes they need a little more space, time and quiet and that's what we hope to build outside of the classroom.

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

This project will reach 300 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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H.VERSAILTEX Blackout Curtains Kids Room for Boys Girls Thermal Insulated Twinkle Silver Stars Pattern Curtain Drapes, Grommet Top, 1 Panel, 52" W x 63" L, Navy • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
Storage Bins Foldable Cactus Storage Basket for Nursery, Kids Toys, Makeup, Small Items, Desktop Organization, Set of 4 (Multi) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders • Amazon Business $16.84 1 $16.84
ABCCANOPY 6 FT Rectangle Tablecloth Table Cover for Rectangular Tables in Washable Polyester-Great for Buffet Table Parties Holiday Dinner, Wedding & More Navy Blue • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
When I Am Worried: (Anxiety Books, Preschoolers, Ages 3 5, Kids, Children) (Self-Regulation Skills) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
When I Feel Frustrated: (Children's Book About Anger & Frustration Management, Children Books Ages 3 5, Kids, Preschool Books) (Self-Regulation Skills) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Some Days I Flip My Lid • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
CLOCOR Large Storage Basket,Canvas Fabric Waterproof Storage Bin Collapsible Laundry Hamper for Home,Kids,Toy Organizer(Cartoon Cactus) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Rod Desyne Oval Spring Tension Rod 36"-60", White, 36-60" • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30

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