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Mrs. Turner from Yorktown IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Corner

Help me give my students sensory items such as timers, tactile letters, and wobble cushions to help calm them in the classroom to help with focus and regulating the sensory system.

  • $1,969 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our town is a small community in central Indiana. Our school population is ever growing. Students come from diverse backgrounds and all have unique needs. As a Speech Language Pathologist, I work with children with communication impairments. Among the diverse population, I have many children who struggle to interact socially with others. For example, a student may struggle to have a back and forth conversation with friends at lunch or to make eye contact and his/her communication partner may think he/she is ignoring or disinterested.

My Project

Kindergarteners, first graders and second graders are beginning to learn about emotions and what their bodies need to stay focused and under control in a school setting. Some students go to school having never sat in a structured classroom setting. The fluorescent lights beaming intense light down at them while their eyes are beginning to squint. ​They hear the hum of the bright lights as they sit to work on an assignment that’s too difficult. Other students near them are whispering but not at all disruptive. However, the student has overwhelming emotion building inside of him/her. He/She may begin to scream, zone out, hit, lash out at others, cry, fall to the floor, etc. Students need an area to go to within the classroom that allows them to calm down and cool down. Some students can easily be taught how to self-regulate their emotions and put themselves in a timeout prior to exploding. Having the student leave the classroom to de-escalate is an extra transition that leaves students more anxious than they were in the classroom. It also disrupts a classroom full of other students that are learning. As part of behavior management in the classroom, a Calming Corner would provide an outlet for children to deescalate, get the sensory input needed, and prepare their bodies and minds to re-enter the learning zone. Tactile letters, wobble cushions, visual timers will be used as sensory input for students to be able to stay better focused and learn. Research completed by Ben-Sasson, Carter & Briggs-Gowan found that one in every six children has sensory issues that make it hard to learn and function in school.

Mrs. Turner
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE259 - Tactile Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 26 $415.74
EA294 - Giant Sand Timer - 5 Minutes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 26 $389.74
FR263 - Feel & Roll Bumpy Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 9 $269.91
Smencils(r) Scented Pencils (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 13 $154.18
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 9 $134.91
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 9 $134.91
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 8 $119.92

Materials cost

$1,619.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$24.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,673.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$295.34

Total project goal

$1,968.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,968.94

1 Donor

-$1,968.94

Donations toward project cost

-$1,673.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$295.34

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$0.00

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