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Mrs. Kay from Middleton WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Classroom, Calm Learners

My students need yoga mats, figits, and light covers to create a more peaceful and calm classroom.

  • $620 goal

This project expired on September 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school has an amazing mix of cultures that give a very global feel to our hallways and classrooms. Our learning community has a variety of learning levels and English proficiency levels throughout each classroom. We have dedicated, hardworking parents and community members who truly want success for each and every student.

Our students are innovative and creative individuals who are willing to think outside the box to show academic growth.

They approach challenges with a positive attitude and are continually supporting each other in their academic endeavors. Our students are respectful of each other's differences, and embrace the diversity around them.

My Project

Students use a number of things to help with their social and emotional well being in the classroom. One of the big things that has had a huge impact on my classroom has been figits. Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toys, Qmifun MECULE Fidget Toy Stress/Anxiety Relief for Adults and Kids, and Sensory String Fidget Toys are the three new figits I would like to add to my classroom. These figits can help calm by keeping hands while the brain is taking in information. The figits uses and expectations will need to be taught so they do not become a toy.

My students need materials to help provide a calming environment while they are learning.

Another material in the project is the Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters and Educational Insights Pete the Cat School's Cool! Decorative Light Filters . The fluorescent lights can become a huge distraction as students are working in the classroom throughout the day. More natural light will allow the students to have less sensory overload.

Lastly, my students need some more HemingWeigh 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap to decompress throughout the day. We use them during our learning time as a soft place to read, write, or problem solve. They will also be used for movement break sessions where kids are stretching and doing yoga.

Mrs. Kay
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HemingWeigh 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap (3 Pack Combo) • Amazon Business $43.99 3 $131.97
Set of 3! Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $27.69 2 $55.38
SNAP 8x10 Clear Acrylic Self Standing Frame (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $35.60 1 $35.60
Qmifun MECULE Fidget Toy Stress/Anxiety Relief for Adults and Kids, 10 Count • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Educational Insights Pete the Cat School's Cool! Decorative Light Filters • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Educational Insights Pete the Cat School's Cool! Decorative Light Filters • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $25.21 1 $25.21
EverBrite 18-pack Mini Aluminum LED Flashlight Set with Lanyard Batteries Included • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Sensory String Fidget Toys -5 Pack - 10" to 8' Stretchable and Flexible - Anxiety and Stress Relief for Kids With Special Needs, Autism and ADHD - By SyPen • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Woodstock Trio Zenergy Chime- Eastern Energies Collection • Amazon Business $21.25 1 $21.25
Storex Classroom Caddy, 9.25 x 9.25 x 5.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (00940U06C) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Ogrmar Refrigerator Whiteboard Wall Magnetic Memo Note Clip Metal Clip, 12 Piece • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$488.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$526.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.87

Total project goal

$619.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$619.16

1 Donor

-$175.43

Donations toward project cost

-$175.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$412.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$350.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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