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Mrs. Dodson from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm, Cool, and Collected in the School Counselor's Office

Help me give my students manipulatives, fidgets, and sensory items that will help them deescalate and develop coping strategies to tackle life's challenges.

  • $284 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a large public middle school where nearly 80% of our students receive free or reduced-price meals.

Every day I am amazed and overwhelmed at the obstacles our students face and overcome.

As a school counselor, my goal is to help every student develop the academic, social, and life skills needed to help them to be happy and successful, in school and in life. However, my middle school kids carry with them a host of stressors, worries, and life experiences that make focusing on "school" really difficult.

My Project

With everything that our students are facing, it is imperative to have a safe space where kids can calm down, process their emotions, and develop coping skills.

I need resources, manipulatives, calming activities, and storage bins to fully equip my office so that it meets my students needs.

By utilizing proven anxiety-busters such as a sand tray, stress balls, and manipulative fidget toys, students will be able to develop coping strategies to deal with stress, anxiety, anger, and sadness that they will carry with them throughout their lives.

With all of these tools, my students will be able to focus on the here and now: SCHOOL! I am excited to be able to impact my students' futures in a big way.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DII Collapsible Polyester Storage Basket or Bin with Durable Cotton Handles, Home Organizer Solution for Office, Bedroom, Closet, Toys, & Laundry (Small- 14x8x9”), Gray Herringbone • Amazon Business $14.73 2 $29.46
Mydio Set of 24 Emoji Stress Balls,Stress Reliver Party Favor,Soft PU Emoji Ball, Assorted Colors,Random Pattern,Party Toys,24 Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
JVIGUE Sensory Toys Set- 15 Pack Stress Relief Hand Fidget Toys for Kids and Adults, Sensory Therapy Toys for ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sona Home Seagrass Basket with Handles | 4 Sizes, 2 Styles | Woven Basket for Plants, Belly Basket, Blanket Holder | Multipurpose Decorative Storage Baskets • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Beadeez Stress Relief Squeezing Balls 3-Pack for Kids and Adults - Premium Anti-Stress Squishy Balls with Water Beads - Alleviate Tension, Anxiety and Improve Focus - ADHD Sensory Toys Gift Set • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Set Goals, Push Yourself, Don't Quit - Inspirational Quotes Wall Art Vinyl Decal - 24" x 23" Gym Quotes Decoration Vinyl Sticker - Motivational Wall Art Decal - Life Quotes Vinyl Sticker Wall Decor • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kinetic Sand, 1Lb Shimmering Black Onyx Magic Sand for Ages 3 & Up • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Impresa Products Spiky Sensory Balls (Pack of 5) - Squeezy and Bouncy Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
in a World Where You Can Be Anything Be Kind-Inspirational Quotes Wall Decals-Vinyl Stickers for Bedroom Living Room School Office Home Decor • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, Beach Day Fun Playset with Castle Molds, Tools, and 12 oz. of Kinetic Sand for Ages 3 and Up - 6037423 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Purple, 2 Lb • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tangerine Art Lacquer Decorative Tray, White • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$207.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.53

Total project goal

$283.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$283.54

4 Donors

-$163.99

Donations toward project cost

-$139.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.59

Matching donations from our partners

-$119.55

Match offers toward project cost

-$101.62

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.93

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$0.00

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