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Ms. Federer from Philadelphia PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Down Hallway

Help me give my students a welcoming environment to help them calm their minds and bodies. I want to create an obstacle course that they can go to when they are having a hard time emotionally.

  • $428 goal

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My Students

My school is located in west Philadelphia. Many of our students have difficult home lives and come to school with a lot of emotional baggage. Through no fault of their own they have a challenging time coping with the demands of the school day. The students would benefit from an area where they can calm down and take their minds off their troubles in order to get back on track. I want to create a space where students can do this!

My Project

I teach at a school in West Philadelphia in an area that is typically called "the bottom", so now every morning we say "Welcome to the Top". Many of our students come from difficult backgrounds. Some do not know when their next meal is over the weekend, or where they will be staying. They do not know when their clothes can be cleaned. Because our students are facing so many difficulties at home they do not come to school ready to learn. They are dealing with many social emotional issues that make it difficult to learn.

Our students need a space where they can calm down and get back on track.

Our students are resilient and amaze us everyday! We want to create a calm down space with an obstacle course that can engage their minds and bodies. This will help students center their minds so that they can rejoin the class, and continue to learn.

I am requesting different clings for the floor and the wall to help create this hallway. It will be an obstacle course with a line on the floor or footprints to follow. I want to have clings on the wall to for the student to interact with. This is an awesome idea for students with social/emotional needs.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adzif" Ladybug Hopscotch Wall Decals, Multicolored • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Wallies Wall Decals, Play and Peel Hopscotch Sticker • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
RoomMates RMK1280SCS Primary Numbers Peel & Stick Wall Decals • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
LiteMark Removable 7 Inch Green Barefoot Footprint Decal Stickers for Floors and Walls - Pack of 12 (6 Pairs) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Crayon Fabric Wall Decals - Set Of 9 Coloring Crayons In 9 Different Colors - Removable, Reusable, Respositionable • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
ceiba tree Spy Agents of Truth Footprint Floor Decals Black Shoe Footprint Stickers for Floors and Walls 16 Prints • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
LiteMark 7 Inch Purple Barefoot Footprint Decal Stickers for Floors and Walls - Pack of 12 (6 Pairs) • Amazon Business $17.77 1 $17.77
Wall Decor Plus More WDPM3566 Handprint Vinyl Wall Decals Sticker, Great for Classroom, Daycares and Preschool, Ice Blue/Traffic Blue/Lime Green, 18 Piece • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Teacher Created Resources Footprint Accents (5115) • Amazon Business $8.41 2 $16.82
Eastif Back to School and ABC Classroom Window Clings, 2 Sheets • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Decowall DW-1605 27 Transports Kids Wall Stickers Wall Decals Peel and Stick Removable Wall Stickers for Kids Nursery Bedroom Living Room • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
12 Pcs Colorful Dry Erase Circles White Board Marker Removable Vinyl Dot Wall Decal for Training School Teaching Progress, Family Message Board • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Flower Wall Stickers for Kids - Floral Garden Wall Decals for Girls Room - Removable Toddlers Bedroom Vinyl Nursery Wall Décor [27 Art clings] with Free Bird Gift! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Peppermint Floor Decals Stickers for Christmas Candy Party Decoration 8 Pcs • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Calypso Dry Erase Dot Decal • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ElecMotive Wall Stickers of Tree Owls Wall Decals for Kids Rooms Nursery Baby Boys & Girls Bedroom • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Paw Shaped Prints Floor Decals Stickers for Classroom Home Party Decoration • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Removable Home Decoration Nursery Decor Cute Cartoon Owl Pattern Baby Kids Bedroom Wall Decal Stickers • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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