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Mrs. Bailey from Dorchester MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Big Emotions

Help me give my students calming aromatherapy sounds and a diffuser with essential oils to work on calming big emotions.

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an energetic crew of eighteen-second grade students in Dorchester, MA. They are talkative and inquisitive, eager to learn new things that will connect to their lives and validate their experiences. In a Project-Based Learning environment, our crew works together to learn through reading, writing, experimentation, and fieldwork experiences.

When learning is engaging, purposeful, and relevant to students' lives, they are able to not only take in new information but remember it and find a use for it.

My scholars arrive by bus from inner-city Boston. Nearly 70% of the 400 students in the school qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. Fifteen percent are identified as special needs and/or require a 504 plan. Twenty-two percent are English Language Learners. The school's diverse student body reflects the city’s rich cultural and linguistic heritage and they deserve the ability to step into the future!

My Project

Our students struggle with big emotions every day. They have difficulty with settling in and starting lessons. By playing calming music, students will be able to calm themselves and prepare themselves to learn.

A calming classroom environment will help calm scholars with extra energy, to go from a chaotic state to a calm state.

The aromatherapy and essential oils will further provide scholars with the ability to smell calming scents. Each oil has a special purpose: Oils to wake up a sleepy class, oils to increase focus and concentration, oils to help students calm down, and oils to improve behavior.

Mrs. Bailey
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Blue • Amazon Business $72.79 1 $72.79
Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set - Ultrasonic Diffuser & Top 10 Essential Oils - 300ml Diffuser with 4 Timer & 7 Ambient Light Settings - Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils - Lavender • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95

Materials cost

$112.74

Vendor shipping charges

$4.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.37

Total project goal

$175.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.79

1 Donor

-$149.42

Donations toward project cost

-$149.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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