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Ms. Galea from Bellerose NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Mat

My students need a tumble mat in order to safely calm their bodies on the floor or use the mat to wrap around themselves to give them a safe place where they can calm down.

  • $333 goal

This project expired on June 30, 2018.

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My Students

I work with students who have autism. Each one of these students have individual sensory needs. They are also impulsive and have a difficult time following directions. Some of our students are non verbal and relay on picture symbols and communication devices.

My students have splinter skills and each one has a an area that they are excel in.

They need frequent breaks and require a visual schedule. Students have a difficult time when things are out of routine and need time to be prepared if something is going to change during the school day.

My Project

I work with students who have Autism. At times my students find it difficult to calm their bodies and be ready to listen to directions and/or attend a task at hand. When students are having a hard time I would like to use this mat as a safe place that they can ether roll around or enclose themselves in the mat to make a safe space for them to calm their bodies and be ready to work.

I find with my students they need time to try to calm themselves down.

We just want them to be safe while doing so. My students will be given breaks as needed where they can use the mat to roll or to to use it to enclose themselves until they are calm and ready to continue with their day.

When my students know they have a safe space where they know they are safe and the rest of the class is safe, it gives them the freedom to learn to calm themselves down without getting physically aggressive.

Ms. Galea
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC868 - Super-Safe Tumbling Mat - 4' x 8' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $249.00 1 $249.00

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