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Mrs. Parker from Richmond VA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Your Nerves and Shake Out Your Wiggle Worms!

My students need hands-on materials, different sensory objects and calming décor to help de-escalate them in their times of stress and need!

  • $536 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

The students at this school are from a lower economic area, but that doesn't stop them from wanting to learn! They are kind, hardworking and so smart!

Unfortunately, many deal with traumatic situations and could truly benefit from a cool down area!

There are situations that cause them to have outbursts or behavioral needs that are unlike students in other areas. This too often leads to having students sent home! The hope is that students could use a room to de-escalate and would be able to finish the day at school!

My Project

The items I chose will help students who have escalated behaviors. Items such as the fidget sensory toys will allow them to have objects to de-escalate and help them by giving them appropriate objects to help calm them. The bean bag chairs allow alternate seating for students to sit or play in a relaxed position. The mood cards will allow students who are worked up to communicate their feelings without the need for conversation. We will use the sound machines to minimize external noises and to offer gentle soft music to help self-regulate. All objects chosen will help assist students in self-regulating their negative behaviors.

The foam mats, florescent light covers, liquid spiral timer and stress balls will help to ensue a safe space for our students during a crisis situation.

After being able to calm their bodies, the students will have access to play sand, buildable blocks, my choice flipbook and sequin fidgets to decompress before returning to their classroom.

These items will allow our students to calm themselves down which will keep them in our schools and reduce suspensions!

If students are able to de-escalate in a specific area, the learning continues for all other classmates and eventually the student will be able to return to class.

This benefits ALL students! We will be allowing everyone to have a successful day full of learning and the supports that they each individually need! Please help them out!

Mrs. Parker
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yes4All Interlocking Exercise Foam Mats with Border Interlocking Floor Mats for Gym Equipment Eva Interlocking Floor Tiles (Gray) • Amazon Business $43.42 1 $43.42
White Noise Machine, VPOW [UPGRADED 2018] Wave Premium Sleep Therapy Sound Machine with 6 Soothing Natural Sounds, Sleep Machine Built in USB Output & Timer 1PC Sleep Mask • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Big Joe 645624 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $40.11 1 $40.11
Big Joe 645614 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $36.88 1 $36.88
Rainforest Exploration Reptile Discovery Box and Sensory Bin for Kids and Preschoolers - Revelae Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
National Geographic Play Sand - 6 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds (Green) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Dimple Large Building Blocks for Kids (225-Piece Set) Stackable, Multi-Colored, Interlocking Toys Safe, Non-Toxic Plastic Bright Colors, Waterproof Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $25.96 1 $25.96
H-Partner Relieves Stress and Increase Focus Bundle Sensory Twisted Squeeze Fidget Toys Set- Fidget Chain/Cube, Infinity Magic Cube/Ball, Liquid Motion Timer Ferrofluid Bottle (15 Pack) • Amazon Business $22.90 1 $22.90
Learning Resources Time Tracker Mini Visual Timer • Amazon Business $20.89 1 $20.89
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters2-Pack • Amazon Business $18.96 1 $18.96
Thought-Spot® I Know What to Do Cards for Taking Control of Your Feelings/Emotions; 18 Emoji Cards to Help Children Identify Their Feelings & Emotions and Express Them in a Positive Manner • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
My Moods, My Choices (TM Flipbook for Kids; 20 Different Moods/Emotions; Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
6-Pack of Monkey Stringy Balls (Latex-Free, BPA/Phthalate-Free) - Great Fidget / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Original Fidget - Aqua & Silver Circle Sequin Pillow Fidget Toy for Sensory Therapy to Relieve Stress and Increase Focus for Adults and Kids. Helps with ADHD ADD Autism by Little Monkey- 4C • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Clip Connect 100 Pieces | Diameter of 1.5 Inches | Interlocking Solid Plastic Building Blocks Discs Set STEM Educational Toy for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls | Safe Material for Kids • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
IFfree 29-Piece Sand Molds Kit Bundle with Portable Sand Tray • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Big Mo's Toys Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy for Sensory Play - Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Fidget Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, Assorted Colors, One Piece • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sensory Strechy String Fidget Toys - 10" to 8' Stretchable and Flexible - Anxiety and Stress Relief for Kids With Special Needs, Autism and ADHD -6 Pack By SyPen • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
2.2" Emoji Stress Balls Stress Reliver, Stress Relief Toys For ADD / ADHD Stretch Ball Sensory Fidget Toy (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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