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Mrs. Womack from Okmulgee OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Down in Kindergarten

Help me give my students a place and materials to calm down when their emotions run high.

  • $167 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school in Oklahoma where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. I have 12 girls and 7 boys in my classroom this year! My students are typically a diverse group consisting of Native American, African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic children.

I have had some very creative and curious students.

The kids in this school love hands-on projects and anything new they can explore. They love coming to my classroom where they are encouraged to learn and grow as members of a community.

My Project

In kindergarten, it can be difficult to express emotions. Many times I see kids act out of frustration because they can't express what they're feeling. According to "Eventually, every child will encounter a time when they experience overwhelming emotions. Without self-regulation or a safe place to escape, these emotions can spiral into a chaotic episode."

I hope to provide a safe place with the materials purchased with this project.

The timer will provide them with a time range to help them regulate their emotions. The sensory/fidget bundle will give them hands on tools to help ease their emotions through tactile items. The cloud pillow will give them a comfortable place to sit and calm down. The assortment of books and the poster will provide them with visual cues.

It is my hope that the materials purchased through this project will help me teach young kids how to deal with and process the many emotions that come with young age.

Mrs. Womack
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Magnetic Time Tracker • Amazon Business $23.87 1 $23.87
I Know What To Do Cards for Taking Control of your Feelings/Emotions; Helps Children Identify their Feelings & Emotions; Hardcover and Laminated Pages • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Fidget Toys 14 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Liquid Motion Timer/Mesh and Marble Toys/Stretchy String Stress Relief Hand Toys Perfect for Children and Adults with ADHD ADD OCD Autism • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Plastic Visual ASD Feelings Board and Keyring (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Little Love by NoJo Cloud Shaped Pillow, White • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Sensory Spiky Set - 3 Spiky Fidget Rings & 3 Spiky Stress Balls - Best Sensory Fidget Toy for Kids with ADD, Autism, & Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39

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