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Mrs. Petruska from Clarkston MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming and Self Control Help!

My students need calming items like the weighted blanket and snake and fidgets to help with self regulation.

  • $313 goal

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My Students

I am lucky to spend my days with 27 energetic, inquisitive first graders. My school is a mix of low to middle class income with approximately one third of the students receiving free or reduced price lunch. We also have a program called Blessings In A Backpack, where a backpack of food is sent home for students in need every Friday.

Calming Corner Needed!

My students need sensory materials to use in our calming space in our classroom. The vibrating pillow, weighted lap pads and blankets and light covers are soothing.

My Students

Many of my students struggle with self regulation and impulse control skills, and we are working on taking "brain breaks" to help them prevent inappropriate behaviors. The students are learning that different sensory objects help to regulate their behaviors.

My Project

The materials will be used on a daily basis in our classrooms calming corner. My students are able to use the calming corner to regroup and take a break to get themselves calm and ready to learn. They are still able to hear instruction however, are in an area with items to help them learn to regulate their emotions.

My Project

I spend my days with 27 energetic 1st graders! We are really working on being in control of our bodies and knowing when we might need a break to help with self control.

Calming Corner supplies are needed to help my firsties to help with self regulation and self control.

Some kids just need something to hold onto like a fidget to keep them focused, or some wiggling bodies would benefit from a weighted blanket to help them focus on a lesson or to help calm them if they are feeling anxious.

These supplies will be used as tools in our classroom to help when someone may need a minute to breath and take a couple of minutes to regroup and learn that sometimes people need a few minutes to get their emotions under control so they can get back to learning!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - 5-pounds - Great for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
Weighted Washable Snuggle Snake (Brown Plush) • Amazon Business $40.99 2 $81.98
DNA Stress Ball by YoYa Toys- 3 Pack- Squeezing Stress Relief Ball- For Kids & Adults- Stress Squishy Toys For Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits & More- Risk-Free Sensory Rubber Ball • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Born2Calm Fidget Toys (10 Pack) for Kids & Adults Dealing with Stress, ADD, ADHD, Autism & OCD - Sensory Toys Mesh and Marble, Boxed Set with Carry Pouch, 2 Carabiners, 5 Colors + eBook • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys, Stress Balls with Rainbow Pom Ball, Colorful Bouncy Ball / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
KeNeer 7Pack Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys - Relieve Stress, and Increase Patience - Build Resistance Squeeze, Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spiky Slap Bracelets / Slap Bands (3 Pack) - Great Sensory Toys / Fidget Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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