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Ms. Madden from Lees Summit MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm, Safe Environment That Creates a Path for Success

Help me give my students an environment that allows them to refocus and prepare for their best learning experience.

  • $243 goal

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My Students

I work with students who come into my room because they are struggling. Most of these students have experienced a varying level of trauma and hardship, some have extreme anxiety, while others have special educational needs. They easily become overwhelmed and overstimulated in a large classroom setting. I have the opportunity to work with my students on their academic, social, and emotional growth. Most of them face challenges from the minute they wake up, but are resilient and want to succeed. They are amazing individuals who work hard on healing and developing the skills needed to create a path for their future. These students deserve a space that allows them to feel safe and secure and provides them with the tools needed to be successful.

My Project

The goal of my room is to provide a safe calming environment for the emotional, behavioral and educational needs of students; in order to refocus and be ready to return with a positive learning state of mind to the classroom setting.

Students who have experienced trauma struggle with regulating their emotions and are often hyper-aroused.

We are requesting sensory toys, lamps, paper lanterns, a speaker for music and a comfortable rocking chair.

My students would greatly benefit from soft lighting, music, comfortable seating, and fidget toys to help them decompress. Studies show that soft lighting and relaxing music can reduce anxiety and encourage feelings of calmness. Fidget toys and alternative seating would also supply students with additional choices that can help them refocus. This project will provide my students with a calm place to go while they are struggling to manage their emotions.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Haotian FST15-DG, Comfortable Relax Rocking Chair, Lounge Chair Relax Chair with Cotton Fabric Cushion • Amazon Business $85.99 1 $85.99
Long Lantern Pendant Light Lamp Cord 20' Feet Extension Cord Cable with On/off Switch White for E26 Base Bulbs … • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Anker Soundcore 24-Hour Playtime Bluetooth Speaker with Loud Stereo Sound, Rich Bass, 66 ft Bluetooth Range, Built-in Mic. Perfect Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone, Samsung More • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Just Artifacts 16" White Paper Lanterns (Set of 5) - Click for more Chinese/Japanese Paper Lantern Colors & Sizes! • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Kids and Adults,Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy-Perfect for ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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