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Mrs. Lane from Freehold NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Classroom

Help me give my students therapeutic aids for anxiety relief, ADHD fidgeting, and autism. Chair footbands help students move while they work, allowing tension to release.

  • $160 goal

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My Students

My school is a Title II/Focus school with approximately 85% qualifying for free/reduced lunch. In middle school, students are floating between a state of childhood and adulthood and are in need of emotional as well as academic support. In my resource language arts class, students often read and write stories to escape from reality into a world of possibilities. Some stories they choose reflect a world they are experiencing, and they find acceptance from the pages of their books. Stories they write mirror their lives or hardship or stress. In the stressful climate we live in, students come to school to find a comfortable space.

In our Language Arts classroom, we create a positive and reinforcing environment everyday.

We make sure children are fed and medically sound. Our classroom helps students flourish and enhance student learning and self confidence.

My Project

An increasing number of children in education now are struggling with adverse childhood experiences causing them to begin and end each day in stress.

My idea is to create a calming classroom which nurtures and allows students' brains to be calm enough to learn.

The job of the classroom is to create the right atmosphere so learning can occur. Foot bands help students calm their mind while keeping the legs in motion. Brain toys allow students to manipulate their hands with textured fidget toys, but keeps their minds on task. Stretchy string, motion timers, and stress balls are therapeutic and help relieve stress. There are many small things which can be done and will make a huge difference. These changes will have direct impact on the temperament and culture of my students.

Mrs. Lane
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
( 20 count ) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands ,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom,Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Tangle Jr. Brain Tools Textured Sensory Fidget Toy, 3 Pack, Pink Yellow Blue, Green Yellow Black, Blue Orange Green • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
SGONE 12 Pack Stretchy String Fidget Toys, Ideal for Kids with ADD, ADHD, Autism and Relieve Stress for Adults -Stretches from 12 Inches to 8 Feet! (6 Colors) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
3 Pack of Liquid Motion Timers Sensory Toys for Stress Relief - Great as Bubbler Timer Fidget Toys for Kids, Satisfying Mini Lava Lamp Office & Desk Toys, Figit Toy Gift for Boys, Girls, and Adults! • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Stress Balls with Inspirational Life Quotes, Stress Relief for Adults and Kids (3 pack stress balls) (Green) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Pack of 4 Fidget Stick Roller Anxiety Stress Relief Focus Desk Toy Boredom Rolling Finger Gadget for Children Adults Premium Quality Solid Wood (Multicolor-Set1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Atoz Create Magic Flow Ring Kinetic 3D Stainless Steel Relaxation Toy, Multi Sensory Interactive Game for Kids and Adults (Silver) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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