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Mrs. Giles from Lawrence MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Cozy Classroom

Help me give my students tools and space to learn about themselves and controlling their big emotions

  • $275 goal

This project expired on January 16, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is an amazing mix of students with multiple disabilities in a very low income community. My students come from immigrant families and are all learning English as their second language. Due to the complexity of their learning disabilities, my classroom is filled with games and puzzles and fun artistic ways of expressing our learning. We do not do very many paper and pencil activities. My classroom always appears messy and chaotic due to paint constantly being used, puzzle pieces out, clay and PlayDoh everywhere, but despite the messiness, the joy that happens in the classroom makes the mess worth it.

My Project

These materials will allow me to teach my students about emotions and what to do when they have big emotions. I am really hoping for the tent to be a space for students to go when they need to calm down. This can be a nice safe quiet space where they can compose themselves if they are getting upset or simply need a break from people. We all have those days. The fidgets will be another strategy which students can access if they are feeling like those emotions and big feelings are getting the best of them. The books will be a nice way to start conversations and give my students the vocabulary to talk about these emotions and feelings.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLAYHOUSE GIANT TEE PEE • School Specialty $113.59 1 $113.59
BOOKS I SEE I LEARN EMOTIONAL SKILLS RH AGES 2-5 SET OF 4 • School Specialty $27.82 1 $27.82
POM POMS - LITTLE • School Specialty $22.71 1 $22.71
SENSORY ROLLERS - SET OF 3 • School Specialty $17.96 1 $17.96

Materials cost

$182.08

Vendor shipping charges

$18.21

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$233.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.12

Total project goal

$274.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.14

1 Donor

-$274.14

Donations toward project cost

-$233.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.12

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$0.00

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