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Teacher G. from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Room and Calming Reads!

Help me give my students books, an AeroGarden, therapy games and chimes.

  • $451 goal

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My Students

My students are brand new kindergarten students who are learning the alphabet, to 8th grade students learning pre-algebra. I am the guidance counselor at a new K-8 school in Orange County, Florida. Our goal is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe and supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a global society.

Here at the W School we are “Committed to Excellence,” and we work hard to make sure that all our students needs are being met from academic to their social and emotional needs.

Our goal and responsibility is to help each student develop an enthusiasm for learning, a respect for self and others, and the skills to become a creative independent thinkers and problem solvers.

My Project

These materials will help me reach the lives of my students at the earliest of ages to make sure that they are learning the key tools to becoming productive members of our society and learn calming techniques through mindfulness. Bibliotherapy is a great way to bring every day topics to my students. I would use this in my school counseling curriculum weekly. I teach elementary and middle school students every Thursday. I also run small group counseling sessions weekly. Daily, I work individually with students. These books would make my guidance curriculum more well rounded. We are going to have calming toys, use aromatherapy, grow lavender plants, and play calm music! With bibliotherapy, I am going to create a calm space. It will be called the ZEN DEN. The books will be used to read and learn about emotions. The AeroGarden will be used to grow lavendrr. Plants are a great way to calm the soul.

Teacher G.
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Sprout LED with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Teal • Amazon Business $95.56 1 $95.56
Cards for Calm: A Therapy Tool to Combat Anxiety and Negative Thinking • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Magic Coloring Book Feelings • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game that Teaches Mindfulness for Kids, Teens and Adults | Effective for Self Care, Communication Skills | 40 Cards for Play Therapy • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $17.08 1 $17.08
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
CBT 123: The Hilariously Fun Game that Empowers Kids and Teens to Take Charge of Their Thoughts, Actions, and Emotions • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The North Star • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Going Places • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Tiger-Tiger, Is It True?: Four Questions to Make You Smile Again • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Gorilla Thumps and Bear Hugs: A Tapping Solution Children's Story • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Hygiene... You Stink! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
One • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Woodstock Solo Silver Zenergy Chime- Eastern Energies Collection • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Exclamation Mark • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Simon's Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-downs • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

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