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Mrs. Phelps from Henrico VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Counselor's Corner

My students need materials such as wobble cushions and a rug for a calming environment they can go to where they can safely express their feelings and practice self-regulation strategies.

  • $539 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am second year counselor in Virginia. I recently switched from a position with an extraordinarily long commute to a position closer to home. I will be the new School Counselor at Varina Elementary School. As a School Counselor, my focus is to help students grow and succeed academically, social/emotionally, and in career exploration. Working with a diverse population in all of three of these areas can be challenging when you don’t have the proper resources. Many of the students that walk into my building face significant challenges. While my students show a significant amount of resiliency, I want to be prepared in dealing with any situation and positively support all my students.

My Project

The office at my previous job was significantly smaller than that of my current position. I have been lucky enough to have been given an office space for individual counseling, group counseling, and a classroom to hold my classroom counseling lessons. My office also contains the school supply closet, as well as another extra office space for our students school store and PBIS rewards. This is a significant amount of space that I was not prepared to fill. I want to make sure my space both calming and organized. Lighting, aromatherapy, and a comfortable rug gives students an environment that is conducive to learning and practicing self-regulating strategies and copying skills.

As a school counselor, my job is to educate students in the areas of social/emotional, academics, and career exploration.

Like teachers, this takes a great deal of supplies. It is important to have the proper tools during my classroom lesson and counseling groups.

Mrs. Phelps
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Pockets 35pc [10” x 13”] +FREE PENS +BONUS 900 Downloadable Worksheets! Write and Wipe Reusable Plastic Sheet Protectors For Classroom Organization & Teaching Supplies by Teachers Toolbox • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $42.98 1 $42.98
STERILITE 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
STERILITE 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Aurae Essential Oil Diffuser, 500ml Aromatherapy Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with Touch Timer, Mist Control and 7 Color LED Lights (White) • Amazon Business $36.49 1 $36.49
PRINZ Rustic River Mirror with Wood Border in Distressed White Finish • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
C-Line 3-3/4" x 3" Self-Adhesive Labeling Pockets, 25 Holders per Pack, 125 Holders Total, Clear (70443-5) • Amazon Business $26.37 1 $26.37
TT304BL - Neon Classroom Supply Caddy - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 5 $23.95
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Turkis) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 1.5 Inch Rings - 4-Pack (White) • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Black) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
YIISUN Children Dress up Capes for Kids Cape Costume Birthday Party DIY Capes and Masks(8 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
Chutes and Ladders Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mattel Games Apples to Apples Junior - The Game of Crazy Comparisons! • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Simple Houseware Black Magazine File Holder Organizer Box (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87

Materials cost

$421.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$457.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.78

Total project goal

$538.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$538.53

2 Donors

-$538.53

Donations toward project cost

-$457.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.78

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$0.00

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