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Ms. Acheson from Indianapolis IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Environments Lead to Less Stress

Help me give my students a calming and inviting space to learn and grow.

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a magnet school that focuses on STEM and World Languages. Each year we have amazing students that bring so many unique personalities and perspectives to our school.

Our 7th and 8th graders come from all around the city to form a community where we focus on our core values of rigor, community, relationships, and drive.

Through innovative programs, we are showing some of the most rapid growth in the state as measured by standardized test score improvement. Instructional time is essential to maintaining and increasing our level of growth in the classroom.

My Project

There are many factors and variables that can get in the way of our students learning. Creating a calming space within the classroom is not always possible or easy when it comes to middle school.

By providing light covers for the harsh fluorescent lighting, fidgets for "on the go" students, and lavender oil for my classroom oil diffuser, I hope to create that calming space for students to learn and grow.

The more I read and study up on the teenage brain I realize that many resources that I would have felt were elementary in the past are actually more essential and critical to my middle school classroom now. Please consider contributing to help me maintain a calm and mindful classroom.

Ms. Acheson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White) Set Of 4 • AKJ Education $25.54 3 $76.62
Lavender 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 10ml • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
BeYumi Marble Fidget Toys (20 PCS) - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and Those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$117.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.35

Total project goal

$175.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.69

4 Donors

-$113.00

Donations toward project cost

-$101.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.70

match offer

-$56.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$48.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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