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Mrs. Joyce from Tooele UT is requesting sports & exercise equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Calmer Under the Clouds

Help me give my students an anxiety-reduced learning environment for reading and writing with fidget balls, light covers, and an assortment of fidget toys.

  • $599 goal

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My Project

2020 changed a lot of experiences for everyone, but it really affected young children in ways that we are discovering every day. Since then, I've been more motivated to pay attention to my students anxiety. There are more and more children experiencing anxiety due to several events that we can't even imagine are happening! What is special about this generation is that because of those BIG events that may have started during that time or sooner, they are learning to become more resilient.

One of the ways students learn to be resilient is by learning how to cope with anxiety when it comes.

My students are ROCK STARS and are very capable of handing these stressors and are learning how to do this more and more each year. However, I would really like to be able to enhance their coping mechanisms by creating a more calming classroom environment.

The materials I'm hoping to be able to purchase for my students will both help to create a more calming experience and give the students something to do with their hands so that the student can get that brain moving and create. In the past, I have witnessed students being able to focus better when just holding a fidget and being able to do something with their hands. The fluorescent light covers would help by reducing the fluorescent glow coming from the those lights. Some students get headaches from the light emitted through that type of bulb. Yes, they're everyone in our world, but I would like to provide something different for my students.

Please help me to make this happen by donating to my project.

Thank you so very much!

Mrs. Joyce
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brainwright - ICOSA - The Atomic Fidget Ball - Twist, Turn, Fidget! • Amazon Business $10.99 19 $208.81
Fluorescent Light Cover 4' x 2' feet (4 Pack; Blue Sky Cloud). Flame-Retardant Fabric, 10 Strong Magnets, Flame Retardant Certification, Reducing Glare Harsh Flicker, Used in Classroom, Home, Office • Amazon Business $35.39 3 $106.17
Infinity Cube Fidget Toy, Sensory Tool EDC Fidgeting Game for Kids and Adults, Cool Mini Gadget Best for Stress and Anxiety Relief and Kill Time, Unique Idea That is Light on The Fingers and Hands • Amazon Business $8.95 5 $44.75
(60 Pcs) Fidget Toys, Pop It Pop Its Fidgets Set, Adults Kids Party Favors Autism Sensory Toys Small Toy Bulk Pack Girls, Stress Mini Popit Box Autistic ADHD Carnival Treasure Classroom Prizes • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Balls with Fidget Hand Toys for Anxiety Kids & Adults-Calming Toys for ADHD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sensory Toys Set 50 Pack, Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Adults and Kids, Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy - Perfect for ADHD Add Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
20 Pieces Motivational Stress Balls Colorful Foam Balls Quotes Stress Ball Pack Inspirational Stress Relief Balls Anxiety Small Balls for Relief Motivating Encouraging Adults • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Isoflex Hand Therapy and Exercise Ball with an e-Book. 2 Pack - One Solid Color and One Marblized. Ideal for Stress Relief - Hand and Wrist Exercise for ADD/ADHD - for All Ages (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
3 Set Water Beads Stress Relief Squeezing Balls for Kids and Adults: Best Calming Tool to Relieve Anxiety, Vent Mood and Improve Focus, Soft Novelty Hand Grip Pressure Ball (Beads Balls BGC) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Mr. Pen- Encouragement Cards, 100 pcs, Inspirational Cards, Motivational Cards, Inspirational Note Cards, Motivational Quote Cards, Kindness Cards, Inspirational Quote Cards, Inspiration Cards. • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94

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