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Mr. H from Arden NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Learning For Life

Help me give my students comfortable mats and sensory fidget items to provide a "calm spot" in their classrooms to begin developing emotional management skills that will be needed for the rest of their lives.

  • $1,107 goal

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My Students

ACES students are a diverse group of students who demonstrate Sean Covey's '7 Habits of Happy Kids' on a daily basis. Many of our students have challenges outside of school and see ACES as a safe place to be: accepted for who and where they are in life, challenged to reach their full potential, and validated as members in their school community. As a Leader In Me school, ACES strives to teach, learn, and live by highly effective habits throughout each day sustaining respect, productivity and individual potential.

My Project

In today’s world, the stressors of daily life can cause children to feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and anxious. Classroom "Calm Spots" provides tools and skill-building strategies to help us manage stress and achieve emotional well-being throughout the day by activating the body’s relaxation response. When we’re feeling focused, relaxed, and energized, we are empowered. Not only will these students be learning techniques at school, but intrinsically, this self-awareness training will go wherever the child goes.

The first virtual lesson I had my students complete during the COVID crisis was to create a "Calm Spot" at home so that students begin to practice what will be set up in each of their classrooms.

"Calm Spots" provide our students and teachers with a positive proactive approach to addressing both the youthful energy and stressful anxiety that students regularly encounter. Relaxation response techniques and mindfulness-based interventions have long been recognized as effective strategies for managing the stress-related illness and enhancing psychological well being for everyone.

Mr. H
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 630 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Children's Factory, Rainbow Rest Mats, Set - 5, Nap Mats for Homeschool/Montessori/School, Napping Floor Mats for Kids & Toddlers, Daycare Furniture • Amazon Business $152.99 5 $764.95
Bundle Sensory Fidget Toys Set-Liquid Motion Timer/Grape Ball/Soft Egg Slime/Flippy Chain/Stretchy String/Ultralight clay/Mesh & Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze/Mochi Squishy,Stretch Toys Children/Adult • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96

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