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Mrs. Ertle from Bend OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Corner

My students need a variety of sensory tools such as books focusing on social emotional health, puzzles, activity books to use in the Calm Corner to help them self-regulate, decompress, and work through their emotions.

  • $179 goal

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My Students

I am a 5th grade teacher at R.E. Jewell School. Jewell is an amazing school located in a neighborhood that prides itself on community involvement. Students come to school eager to learn and parents take an active role in their child's education.

I strive to create a classroom environment that is welcoming, comfortable, and maximizes learning.

I incorporate small group instruction and have two separate small group stations for students to work with me, a volunteer, or their peers. My students are incredibly hard workers, contributing citizens, and love to come to school.

My Project

In our classroom, we teach children to be proactive and be in control of themselves. We teach children strategies to calm down and work through their anger, frustration, and sadness. When my students are in the right state of mind, they are able to focus, learn, and grow to their fullest potential.

With the use of strategies (breathing techniques and sentence prompts) and tools (books focusing on social emotional health, puzzles, activity books), my students will be able to self-regulate and take control of their emotions.

A special Calm Corner will provide children with the privacy and tools they need to calm down and return to the learning environment ready to learn.

Mrs. Ertle
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hand Woven Multi Chindi Rug for Kitchen-Livingroom-Bedroom - 3 feet Round • Amazon Business $26.97 1 $26.97
Melissa & Doug Underwater Ocean Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Floor Puzzles – 48 Piece Giant Floor Puzzle, Bugs and Insects Jumbo Preschool Jigsaw Puzzles, Toy Puzzles for Kids Ages 3-5, 1.9 x 2.9 Feet • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
LITVZ 5 Mins Sand Timer, Teacher Resource Hourglass Kids Toy Precise Sand Clock, Green Cooking Baking Kitchen Toothbrush Timer • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
The Brainiest Insaniest Ultimate Puzzle Book! • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Schylling Classic Tin Kaleidoscope • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
I Spy Extreme Challenger: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Fun and Challenging Mazes for Kids 8-12: An Amazing Maze Activity Book for Kids (Maze Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Coloring Book for Adults: Amazing Swirls • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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