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Mrs. Klee from Fort Wayne IN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Amygdala First-Aid Stations

My students need to have a space to regulate their emotions in order to return to the classroom ready to learn.

  • $709 goal

This project expired on December 23, 2018.

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My Students

Our students are among the most resilient in the area. We are 90% free/reduced-price lunch and we service two emotional disabilities programs, and one functional skills group. Our school is part of an urban district which educates 30,000 students annually. We embrace everyone who comes through our doors with compassion, love, and acceptance. This year we are becoming a STEM school, and hope to use brain research strategies to help build smarter, happier community members who embrace their education to use as a means to a brighter future.

My Project

We have many students who come into school in a state of fight/flight/freeze. They have difficulty transitioning to the educational setting and regulating their bodies and brains to focus on school. Our district has been focusing on brain research, specifically the adolescent brain and trauma. We have learned that as a school we can create areas with specific items to help realign student's brains and allow them the change to calm down which eventually helps them to return to class. The mp3 players will be loaded with calming music such as nature sounds and meditations, and can also be connected to the mood lamps which offer soft lighting and reflect calming images such as water or clouds for our children who have sensitive sensory issues. The bean bag chairs are meant to be comfortable and form to the child's body, while the kaleidoscopes, etch-a-sketches, stress balls, and kinetic sand are meant to be tactile devices. The items are meant to reach the 5 senses and help calm the amygdala which helps regulate our emotions. We would like to set up a station for each grade to help our students emotionally and behaviorally regulate.

Mrs. Klee
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 476 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sandisk SDMX24-008G-A46K 8gb 1.44" Clip Sport Mp3 Players (Black) • Amazon Business $48.34 3 $145.02
DD430SB - Calming Colors® Big Beanbag Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
DD430SG - Calming Colors® Big Beanbag Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Etch A Sketch Classic - Red • Amazon Business $13.98 3 $41.94
Ocean Wave Night Light, Best Star Projector Mood Lamp Trippy Ambient Color Changing LED for Baby Teens Boys Girls Starry Galaxy Light Lava Projection Music Player Night Lights For Kids • Amazon Business $13.95 3 $41.85
Bulk Earbuds 25 Pack Multi colored For Classroom, 8 Assorted Colors, Silicone Tips, Individually Bagged, Universal Compatibility, Perfect for Resale, Churches, Camps, Schools, Gyms, Hotels, Museums • Amazon Business $32.48 1 $32.48
Kinetic Sand Sand Tray - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
2Pack Mseeur magic kaleidoscope,best birthday gift for children.(Two Colours) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Fansteck DNA Stress Ball, [4 pack] Squeeze Ball / Stress Relief Ball for Kids and Adults, Sensory Rubber Ball, Ideal for Autism, Anxiety & More (4 Different Ball) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Sensory Sand Ultimate Set -- Over 3 Lbs of No Mess Magic Sand for Kids Toddlers • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Li’l Gen Water Beads, Non-Toxic Orbeez Water Sensory Toy for Kids - 20,000 Beads for Fine Motor Skills and Early Skill Development • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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