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Mrs. Mitchell from Minneapolis MN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Down Kits for All

My students need resources for a "Calm Down Kit" to help refocus themselves after a stressful or frustrating situation. They need noise canceling headphones and a storage tote to hold all the resources.

  • $439 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome! Our south Minneapolis elementary school has a diverse population of students ranging from early childhood to fifth grade. Many of our students have experienced homelessness, lack of basic resources and childhood trauma. A lot of our students have been to multiple schools and have lived in many different homes already at their young ages.

Despite these extreme circumstances, our students show up daily to learn and build lasting relationships with peers and staff.

Our students are caring, intelligent and inquisitive students who deserve the best we can offer.

My Project

Many students at my school have experienced homelessness, lack of basic needs and/or traumatic events. Due to these experiences, we often see an increase in anxious or aggressive behaviors when stressful or frustrating situations occur.

By providing students with an area and resources to calm down, we are teaching them the appropriate social skills needed to be successful students and learners.

These skills will be valuable in overcoming the challenges life brings.

My project includes fidgets which are good for calming anxious bodies, noise canceling headphones and storage containers for every classroom in my school. Every teacher and student will be taught how to use these "Calm Down Kits," and they will be available in an accessible location within each classroom to be used at any time needed.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CALIFONE HEARING PROTECTOR HS40 BASIC - EACH - HS40 • School Specialty $7.09 18 $127.62
STERILITE 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $36.99 3 $110.97
Chair Bands for ADHD Kids - (20-Pack) Bouncy Kick Fidgets for Elementary, Middle, High School Students and Adults - Best for Classroom Chairs and Desk - (Light Blue) Fidget Feet Band by Feety • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Mesh Squishy Ball (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
Official Licensed Stress & Anxiety Toy Lot of 24 Random Colors & Designs Series Two "Some Duplicates" • Amazon Business $21.79 1 $21.79

Materials cost

$325.35

Vendor shipping charges

$12.76

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$372.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.82

Total project goal

$438.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$438.81

4 Donors

-$219.40

Donations toward project cost

-$186.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.91

match offer

-$219.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$186.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.91

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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