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Mrs. Maynard from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming our Outbursts in the Classroom

Help me give my students calming tools to control emotional and behavioral concerns in the classroom.

  • $528 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a reading coach so I get to see all the 22 classrooms in our diverse school for grades 2nd-5th in the industrial section of our city.

Students have a lot of energy and social and emotional needs.

They are learning ways to keep their hands to themselves and make safe choices to create a community of respectful and safe students.

Students come from broken families, shelters, and low income housing. As a result emotions run high and learning is disrupted.

My Project

Students will use the variety of fidgets and calming tools to control their emotional and behavioral concerns in the classroom. This will help the students keep their hands to themselves and channel their anger in a safe way.

These supplies will allow the students to manage their emotions and channel the energy in a positive way in the classroom without missing valuable learning time.

These strategies and tools will help the students learn to calm down and remain in the classroom so no learning time is missed. They can also apply these techniques outside of school too when emotions run high.

Mrs. Maynard
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 565 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SURFLOOR LIQUID TILE BLUE • School Specialty $40.68 1 $40.68
BALL WEIGHTED SET OF 3 • School Specialty $17.96 2 $35.92
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LIQUID GLASS THINKING PUTTY • School Specialty $14.19 2 $28.38
GLITTER TUBE JUMBO SET OF 3 • School Specialty $13.27 2 $26.54
BIC ADULT COLORING BOOK CALM PACK OF 6 • School Specialty $23.49 1 $23.49
KIT FIDGETS SQUASH-IT AUDITORY NOISY SET OF 3 • School Specialty $17.03 1 $17.03
GEL E FIDGET • School Specialty $8.51 2 $17.02
PP508 - Sensory Stars Beanbag Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
RING TEXTURED • School Specialty $7.59 2 $15.18
GUMFUN • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
WHEEL FIDGET • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
TANGLE JR HAIRY • School Specialty $6.60 2 $13.20
ABILITATIONS GEL BALL • School Specialty $5.67 2 $11.34
FIDGET BALL ICY • School Specialty $5.67 2 $11.34
TANGLE JR FUZZIES • School Specialty $3.76 3 $11.28
FIDGET POPPIN PEEPERS FROG • School Specialty $4.75 2 $9.50
TANGLE THERAPY • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
ABILITATIONS YUCK-E-BALL • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60

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