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Mrs. Gildner from Fond Du Lac WI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm, Cool and Ready to Learn

My students need sensory tools to help them ease anxiety at the beginning of the year, and calming tools to help them cope with everyday stress so they can focus their attention on learning.

  • $437 goal

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My Students

My students are entering my classroom from all different 4K sites, and are trying to assimilate with the rules of their new school. Some students know each other, but it is a lot of new people to meet right off the bat.

At five years old, social and emotional norms that adults expect do not come easy.

It takes practice, and reassurance. We have a lovely school and neighborhood, and I would love to uphold the standards my school has placed on my students. Our school is full of hard-working, imaginative students and I want to start them off right in kindergarten.

My Project

Kindergarten can be a stressful time for a lot of students who are used to staying home with mom and dad. When the arrive, there are a lot of new expectations, new faces, and their time away from home seems like it lasts forever.

They need tools to help them cope with these anxieties and big feelings.

For some of these students, this is their first experience with sharing and working with other students their age. This can bring up unexpected feelings that they don't know how to cope with properly.

Designated safe spots created using bean bags feelings mirrors, and fidgets as well a sound machine will create a calming atmosphere. Books will also help them understand how to deal with their feelings and will be an awesome addition to our classroom. They can learn to use these tools independently and discover ways to handle their feelings. Then they will hopefully transfer these new skills to all aspects of their lives.

Mrs. Gildner
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Standard Classic Bean Bag, Navy (35") • Amazon Business $70.99 1 $70.99
ECR4Kids Standard Classic Bean Bag, Red (35") • Amazon Business $64.18 1 $64.18
Huggaroo weighted lap pad: help your child's focus and attention. Deep pressure and sensory therapy to soothe, sleep better, reduce anxiety - puppy, 29 x 8 inches, 3.6 lb. • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
License 2 Play FD0209 Irish Fairy Worry Plaque to Help Remove Children's Worries and Anxiety, kindergarten Grade to 3 Grade • Amazon Business $39.35 1 $39.35
15 Packs Sensory Toys Set- Infinity Cube/sfidget Spinner/Fidget Cube/Stick/Bike Chain/Net/Marble Mesh And Squishy Stretchy Widget/Rainbow Ball For Anti Anxiety, Depression, ADD ADHD And Relief Stress • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
What Are You Feeling? Mirrors Set Of 2 With Write & Wipe Markers • Amazon Business $26.25 1 $26.25
Big Red Rooster BRRC107 Sound Machine, 6 Sounds • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Ecstatic Novelty Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Motion Timer For Relaxation Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, 1 Piec • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
TopQPS Stress Relief Fidget Cube: Calming Toy for Focus, Relaxation, Distraction and Improves Mood Proven to Help with People That suffer from Autism, Anger, ADD, ADHD and PTSD Matte Black • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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