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Ms. Barreto-Romero from Austin TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Down Corner

Help me give my students a calm down corner where they can feel safe to explore their feelings. Sensory tools and calm down toys help give them that break they need!

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at GES are a unique mix of students from 5 continents across the world. We speak over 7 languages at Galindo and our students come from backgrounds that are as unique as they are.

While we all have unique backgrounds and needs, what binds us together is our love for our school and our community.

At Galindo Elementary, we serve students from 3 years old to 11 years old in grades PK through 5th grade.

As the principal of the school, my focus is to help reach the whole child through the use of restorative discipline tools and Social Emotional Learning.

My Project

My students need a safe place to think about their feelings when they are upset. Children are typically sent to the office when they have "flipped their lids". I think it is important for students to understand why they needed a break and ask for a calm down break proactively rather than being sent down to the office in a reactive way.

A principal's office usually congers up images of punishment and fear, however I would like to provide a safe calm down corner where students can take a sensory break and recharge before going back to class.

Our brains need sensory breaks, and it is important for students to realize this and advocate for themselves.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VATOS Wooden Construction Building Set, 96 PCS STEM Learning Toys, 4 in 1 Fun Kids Educational Developmental Nuts & Bolt Assembly Playset for 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Years Old Boys and Girls Best Toy Gifts • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
MEIGO STEM Learning Toys - Toddlers Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Set Best Preschool Gift Kit for Kids 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old Boys Girls (117pcs Upgraded Version) • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids Pack - Fidgits and Sensory Toys for Autistic Children Set as Sensory Fidgets for Classroom - Stress Relief and Calm Down Toys Kit Perfect for ADHD ADD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Thought-Spot I Know What to Do Cards for Taking Control of Your Feelings/Emotions; Helps Children Identify Their Feelings & Emotions; Hardcover and Laminated • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
YoYa Toys Beadeez Squishy Fruit Stress Balls Toy (4-Pack) Tropical Designs Filled with Colorful, Squeezable Gel Water Beads - Promote Stress Relief, Calm Focus, Fun Play - Girls, Boys, Adults • 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
B is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy & Frustrating Feelings • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys Pack (10 Pack) Squishy Koosh Ball & Monkey Noodle Sensory Fidget Stretch Toy + Stretchy Noodles Figit Toys - Best Sensory Toys for Autistic Children • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
SD Motion - Spiral Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer, Novelty & Fun Fidget Toy, Calm & Relaxing || Suitable for Sensory Autism Toys, ADHD, Anxiety (Red) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Coogam Wooden Tetris Puzzle Brain Teasers Toy Tangram Jigsaw Intelligence Colorful 3D Russian Blocks Game STEM Montessori Educational Gift for Baby Kids (40 Pcs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Mo's Toys Hypnotic Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy for Sensory Play - Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, One Piece • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

Materials cost

$234.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.38

Total project goal

$315.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.89

1 Donor

-$315.89

Donations toward project cost

-$268.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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