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Mr. Williams from New Orleans LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Trojans Are Happy Trojans

Help me give my students a space to learn and practice self-regulation skills.

  • $590 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2019.

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My Students

I love my job because I have the opportunity to work with intelligent, caring and empathetic, young people every day. Each day, I witness our students push themselves and one another, to be better versions of themselves which is a joy to witness.

Our children deserve the world and each day these students are taking steps to better understand the world around them and what that they desire for themselves and their community.

As the Director of Culture for Pre-K to 2nd Grade, I am extremely fortunate to work with little people who are learning who they are and how to relate with others. Through an anti-racist lens, our young children are learning about and creating a world that is inclusive and equitable for all.

My Project

My office is the hub of anti-bias and restorative practices for Pre-K-2 at our school. This space is used to teach young people about identity, social-emotional skills, proactively address conflict, and problem-solve around issues that may have disrupted daily learning.

All of our students deserve a space where they can unapologetically be themselves and that is what my space has been designed for.

The books in this project reflect the identities of our students and their families. It is integral that students see representations of themselves in texts and these books were intentionally chosen to do so.

Working with students that have experienced significant trauma, having an outlet for them to get their frustrations or negative energy out can be extremely beneficial during the school day. I firmly believe that some of our students when escalated could benefit from using the sensory objects to calm down and provide them a sense of comfort.

The beanbag chairs will provide a comfortable alternative to traditional seating. Adding these seats to the space will be great for holding circles, collaborating on group work, and when participating in mindfulness exercises.

Contributing to my space will aid in creating a comfortable environment for students to express all emotions and develop the emotional intelligence they need to thrive in school and their home life.

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This project will reach 650 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch (Spicy Lime) • Amazon Business $34.55 2 $69.10
Kimochis 2086-MIXEDBAG Bag of Feelings Toy, Multicolor (Pack of 33) • Amazon Business $58.05 1 $58.05
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set, 24 Piece • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Fat Brain Toys Wobbly Worms Push 'n Pull Worm Tower • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
EMDMAK Sand Timer Colorful Hourglass Sandglass Timer 1 min/3 mins/5 mins/10 mins/15 mins/30 mins Sand Clock Timer for Games Classroom Home Office(Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Sulwe • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
Stress-Relief Sensory Stress Balls by Nyft Toys | Squishy Stress Toys | Squeezing Rubber Ball for Autism, ADHD, ADD, Sensory Needs, Bad Habits | The Calming Fidget Toy for Kids and Adults | 3 Pack • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Lola Goes to School (Lola Reads) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Serena: The Littlest Sister • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Tic Tac Toe Wood Coffee Tables Family Games to Play and a Classic Game Home Decor for Living Room Rustic Table Decor and Use as Game Top Wood Guest Room Decor Strategy Board Games for Families • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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