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

Calm Down Caddies

Help me give my students sensory materials! All of these items will provide a sense of calm and are specifically for kids who crave or are sensitive to tactile input.

  • $620 goal

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My Students

As a School Counselor at an amazing elementary school right outside of Green Bay, WI, my job is to advocate for ALL students and their differing needs. I have students who are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. They arrive daily with an invisible backpack full of adult issues that are completely out of their control. Unfortunately, many of these issues follow them into their classrooms, impeding their learning. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with a creative, safe, calm, welcoming, and meaningful learning environment.

My Project

Students really benefit from moments in their day to just take a break and breathe. So many of my students simply need a chance to be calm and quiet. I am hoping to create at least 20 caddies so that teachers and students have them available to them when needed.This will guarantee one caddy is in every classroom.

All of the items in my cart are tools to help my students bring a sense of calming and organizing to their bodies and brains.

So, all that squeezing can actually do more than simply strengthen little hands. It can get brains ready to learn! It is a great tool to use before students must sit and focus on a task such as writing, cutting, or taking a test. These tools also greatly aide in helping students when they feel distressed.

I will also be adding mindfulness/calming cards to every caddy so students can pick which tools help their body the most.

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BESTOMZ 4 Pack Liquid Motion Timer Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidgeting, Captivating Distraction • Amazon Business $18.99 6 $113.94
Toysmith Mini Spiral Glitter Wands (6.5 Inches) Complete Gift Set Party Bundle - 6 Pack (Assorted) • Amazon Business $22.95 4 $91.80
6-Pack of Monkey Stringy Balls (Latex-Free, BPA/Phthalate-Free) - Great Fidget / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $26.67 2 $53.34
EDsportshouse Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle(15 Pack),Sensory Fidget Squeeze Widget Relaxing Therapy,Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys Kids Adults ADHD ADD Anxiety Autism & More • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Enthur Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys Build Resistance Squeeze Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms 12 Pack (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) • Amazon Business $10.88 3 $32.64
KELZ KIDZ Premium Quality Large & Thick Puffer Balls for Kids (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96

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