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Ms. Holst (School Counselor) from Asheville NC is requesting sports & exercise equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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A Variety of Regulatory Tools for a Variety of Students!

Help me give my students resources to regulate their nervous systems during these stressful times.

  • $476 goal

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My Students

I feel so lucky to know each and every one of my students. Their lives are not easy; we are a Title I school and over 90% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Most of my students care or are cared for by brothers and sisters because their parents are working hard to provide for them. However, my students amaze me every day with their heart, empathy, follow-through, and hard work.

My school is one of the most diverse in our county, and with that comes the responsibility to provide my students with materials and resources that reflect who they are, and will help them to explore, grow, and have fun.

There is no doubt in my mind that my students are world changers because they are already doing it!

My Project

Different coping techniques work for different students and different tools work in different situations.

We differentiate our learning strategies, effective calming techniques need to be applied in the same way.

I am requesting a number of different resources to help calm anxious, angry, amped up or shut down nervous systems in a variety of situations. I am requesting the following items for the following reasons:

Carpet markers, kickballs, and kickball bases- These items will help get kids moving! When amped up one of the best things we can do is get kids moving in a safe and fun way.

Books about feelings, friendship, and body safety- Many students struggle to understand their own feelings and what boundaries are ok and not ok or how to express them. These books will help students to grasp these important topics.

Fidgets (sensory rings, magnetic pens, pop key chains, etc)- Fidgets work well to help students focus and burn off excess nervous energy.

Snacks- Being hungry makes everything harder! Most of our teachers provide extra snacks in their classrooms out of their own pockets, any bit helps!

Sound machine, noise cancelling headphones and ear plugs- Stress, trauma, and neurodivergence can increase sound sensitivity so any tools that help to offset this stressor is always a huge relief to our students.

Ms. Holst (School Counselor)
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr.meter EM100 Kids Protective Earmuffs with Noise Blocking Children Ear muffs for Sleeping, Studying, Shooting, Babies 27NRR Adjustable Head Band, Green-2 Packs • Amazon Business $20.39 3 $61.17
Franklin Sports Playground Balls - Rubber Kickballs and Playground Balls For Kids - Great for Dodgeball, Kickball, and Schoolyard Games – 8.5” Diameter, Multicolor Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $28.34 2 $56.68
Snack Chest Care Package (40 Count) Variety Snacks Gift Box - College Students, Military, Work or Home - Over 3 Pounds of Chips Cookies & Candy! • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
20Pcs Fidget Toy Pack with Pop Stress Balls Mini Pop Keychain Push Bubble Its Bracelet Transformable Fingertip Gyro Figetget Sensory Toys Stress & Anxiety Relief Gifts Set for Kids Adults Boys Girls • Amazon Business $24.96 1 $24.96
Quality Foam Earplugs 200 Pair- 32dB Noise Cancelling Sound Blocking Calmer Soft Ear Plugs for Sleeping Travel Loud Music Concert Shooting Hunting Study Work Construction Safety Hearing Protection • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
White Noise Machine- Baby Sleep Sound Machine with 34 Soothing Natural Sounds,9 Colors Night Light,1800MAH Battery, Timer and Memory Feature for Sleeping, Kids, Adults, Relaxation,Nursery • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Toy Pen, Decompression Magnetic Metal Pen, Eliminate Pressure Fidget Gadgets, Multifunction Writing Magnet Ballpoint Pen, Gift for Kids or Friends (Colorful) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
All About Friends • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
All About Feelings • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
Can I Give You a Squish? • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Champion Sports Throwdown Base Set: 4 Youth League Kids Baseball & Softball Rubber Throw Down Bases - Boys & Girls Training & Practice Equipment, Orange , 1" x 17" x 17" • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
A Hug • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
30 Pieces Acupressure Rings, Spiky Sensory Finger Rings Set for Teens, Adults, Silent Stress Reducer and Massager (Pink, Orange, Purple) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
JA-RU Roller Magnetic Rings Fidget Toy (6 Rings in 2 Packs) Magic Fingers Magnetic Rings Fidget Ring Pack Toy, ADHD Fidget Toys Magnetic Finger Anxiety Ring USA Brand Party Favors Toys 3803-2s • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
No Means No!: Teaching personal boundaries, consent; empowering children by respecting their choices and right to say 'no!' • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Indiviney Carpet Markers for Classroom | 52 Pcs 5 Inch Pack Sit Dots with Emoticons and Blank Pack | Multicolor Circles Shape Carpet Spots | Space Organization Floor Stickers for Kids and Teachers • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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