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Mrs. Kubanek from Milwaukee WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Down Room

My students need items such as a new carpet, bean bags and pillows as well as calming manipulatives and more for a safe and relaxing space to help them regulate their emotions so that they are ready to learn in the classroom.

  • $2,373 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in the inner city of Milwaukee. We are a neighborhood school serving about 310 students from 4-year-old-kindergarten to 5th grade. The vast majority of our students receive free/reduced lunch and are considered low socioeconomic families.

Our students come to school with many experiences that make it hard for them to utilize strategies to self-regulate their emotions.

We would like to provide them with opportunities and strategies to be mindful and reflective. We are hoping to change the way that students deal with stress, disappointment, and conflict by providing them space and time to practice calm-down strategies in school.

My Project

Students in high trauma situations, like our students, have trouble knowing how to calm themselves down. With the materials for a calm down room, students will be able to use the boogie boards to reflect and draw, watch the calming lights, and listen to relaxing music on the new CD player.

Students will be able to sit or lay down on the carpet or the bean bags and pillows in a softer light and use fidget toys or watch the fish in the aquarium to help them feel calm.

Students will be able to reflect on their situation and think calmly about their actions and feelings. Students who are calm and relaxed are more apt to learn new things.

Mrs. Kubanek
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET UNDER WATER 7FT 8IN X 10FT 9IN RUG • School Specialty $329.67 1 $329.67
CALIFONE STEREO - DUAL CASSETTE/CD PLAYER AM/FM - 2395AVIR • School Specialty $198.79 1 $198.79
THINKING PUTTY ASSORTMENT OF MINI TINS • School Specialty $170.39 1 $170.39
AQUARIUM ENSEMBLE 10 GAL EA • School Specialty $141.99 1 $141.99
4 FOOT LOUNGER BEAN BAG - SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $113.37 1 $113.37
KIT TIMER SENSE OF TIMER SET OF 6 • School Specialty $95.13 1 $95.13
FILTERS CLASSROOM MOOD TRANQUIL BLUE - SET OF 4 • School Specialty $30.31 3 $90.93
LAMP DESK CFL LTHR/GLASS • School Specialty $88.17 1 $88.17
TWIDDLE PUP • School Specialty $53.95 1 $53.95
PILLOWS 12'' MINI COZY WOODLAND COLORS SET OF 6 • School Specialty $53.87 1 $53.87
PILLOW SENSORY FLOOR • School Specialty $53.17 1 $53.17
BEANBAG CHAIR ADULT SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $46.87 1 $46.87
SMALL WEIGHTED LAP PAD - PLAID • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
BOOGIE BOARD SCRIBBLE N' PLAY • School Specialty $31.23 1 $31.23
FUN FIDGET! SET OF 5 • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
TEACHERS PET CLOE • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
BOOGIE BOARD CLEARVIEW JOT 4.5 • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
CD MUSIC FOR CHILDREN VOL 2 RELAX DAYDREAM AND DRAW • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
TANGLE THERAPY • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
REVOLVING VIBRATING FIBER OPTIC LIGHT • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
COLOR DROPS ZIG ZAG • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
COLOR DROPS ZIG ZAG WITH SINGLE WHEEL • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
TANGLE JR HAIRY • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
COLOR MIX • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
COLOR CHANGING CRYSTAL LAMP • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
BALL GEL ABILITATIONS • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
OPTION ONLY - BLUEBERRY (279) - ONEUP INNOVATIONS INC • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
LIGHT BLUE (LTBL) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

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