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Ms. Stewart from Fresno CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Down Corner for Kinder

Help me give my students stress balls, sensory toys, fidget toys, and a glitter wand to help with calming down.

  • $221 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every morning, my kindergartners enter our classroom full of life, energy, and wonder for the day ahead. We begin our day with circle time, fun morning songs, and a chance to share a bit about their lives to prepare them for a day full of learning.

Circle time is a way for them to mentally prepare for the day and have a break from their harsh realities.

I work in a Title I school where 100% of the students receive free breakfast and lunch. Over 90% of the students come from low-income households and a neighborhood filled with crime and homelessness. Our school has one of the highest percentages of foster and homeless youth in the district. But, my students' circumstances do not define them. They are wonderful children who deserve the best and as many opportunities to succeed. With your help and, I will be able to give my students these opportunities to ensure they have a better future.

My Project

Putting together a calm down corner is so important in the classroom and especially in Kindergarten. There will be a designated spot in my classroom known as the "Calm Down Corner" where students can go when they are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or need to de-escalate.

The calm down corner will allow students to learn strategies to calm themselves down so they can return to learning in a better frame of mind.

Stress balls, fidget toys, sensory items, and calming toys will allow my students the opportunity to calm down whenever they are feeling sad or stressed. I know that all the students, and the teacher, will benefit when students are calm, peaceful, and mindful. The materials in the project will help accomplish all those things!

Ms. Stewart
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FLY2SKY 45Pcs Mochi Squishy Toys Mini Squishies Kawaii Animal Squishies Party Favors for Kids Cat Panda Unicorn Squishy Novelty Stress Relief Toys Birthday Gifts Goody Bags Class Prizes Pinata Fillers • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Curious Minds Busy Bags 12 Gummy Bear Candy Stress Balls - Bulk 1 Dozen - Fidget Set for Students, Adults and Children Office Calming Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch and Squeeze Stress Balls 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders and More • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
YUE ACTION Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer for Sensory Toys, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Calm Relaxing Desk Toys, Anxiety Toys, Autism Toys, ADHD Fidget Toys, Assorted Colors, Pack of 3(Style#1) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Stress-Relief Sensory Stress Balls by Nyft Toys | Squishy Stress Toys | Squeezing Rubber Ball for Autism, ADHD, ADD, Sensory Needs, Bad Habits | The Calming Fidget Toy for Kids and Adults | 3 Pack • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys, Stress Balls with Rainbow Pom Ball, Colorful Bouncy Ball / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Neliblu Stress Balls - Red Hearts 3" Smile Face Squeeze Stress Relief Heart Shaped Balls; Fun Party Favors for Kids and Adults (1 Dozen) • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
24 Pack Smile Face Stress Balls - Squeeze Ball Squishies Toy (2 DZ) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $10.08 1 $10.08
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 1 $9.99
Little Monkey Calms Down (Hello Genius) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89

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