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Mrs. Mitchell from Minneapolis MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Breathe in, Breathe Out!

My students need fidgets such as squeeze balls and spike balls and the materials needed for calming bottles to use in their "calm down kits."

  • $328 goal

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My Students

Welcome! Our south Minneapolis elementary school has a diverse population of students ranging from early childhood to fifth grade. Many of our students have experienced homelessness, lack of basic resources, and childhood trauma. A lot of our students have been to multiple schools and have lived in many different homes already at their young ages.

Despite these extreme circumstances, our students show up daily to learn and build lasting relationships with peers and staff.

Our students are caring, intelligent, and inquisitive students that deserve the best we can offer.

My Project

Many students at my school have experienced homelessness, lack of basic needs and/or traumatic events. Due to these experiences, we often see an increase in anxious or aggressive behaviors when stressful or frustrating situations occur.

By providing students with an area and resources to calm down, we are teaching them the appropriate social skills needed to be successful students and learners.

These skills will be valuable in overcoming the challenges life brings.

My project includes enough fidgets (good for calming anxious bodies) and supplies for calm down bottles for every classroom in my school. Every teacher and student will be taught how to use these "Calm Down Kits" and they will be available in an accessible location within each classroom to use at any time needed.

Mrs. Mitchell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HB Sensory Bottles, 350mL, Set of 9 Empty Bottles • Amazon Business $24.85 2 $49.70
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.17 5 $40.85
Once ZY Time Puzzles Wooden Puzzles Games Burr Puzzles Jigsaw Kongming Lock 3D Handmade Brain Teaser Toys Intellectual Removing Assembling Toy Educational Puzzles for Kids & Adults Mini Size 9pcs/Set • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
10-Pack of Spiky Sensory Balls - Squeezy and Bouncy Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Trooer 5 Pack Stress Balls Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Sensory Stringy Balls Toys, Colorful Rainbow Pom Bouncy Squishy Balls Fidgets Toys • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Special Supplies Spiky Sensory Finger Acupressure Ring Set (Pack of 10) Cool Hand Fidget Toy for Kids Teens & Adults Silent Stress Reducer & Massager - Helps with Focus ADHD & Autism • Amazon Business $8.69 2 $17.38
Maddie Rae's Slime Making Clear Glue - 1/2 Gallon Value Size - Non Toxic, School Grade Formula for Perfect Slime Crafts (Clear) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
My Slime by U.S. Art Supply Crazy Colors 30 Color Deluxe Glitter Shake Jars Set Kit - Extra Fine Glitter in Large 10 Gram Bottles - Arts, Crafts, Scrapbooking, Body, Slime, Party, Holiday Crafts • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
12 Pack Combo Sooper Beads Decoration Vase Filler - Water Beads Gel - 12 Colors - 5 grams per pack make over a quart per pack - Wedding Decoration Vase Filler - Furniture Decorative Vase Filler - ALMOST 3 GALLONS of BEADS TOTAL • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

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