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Ms. Kreblin from Watertown WI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Space

Help me give my students a calming corner to allow students to make the choice when they need a break.

  • $390 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach elementary special education. I work with a diverse population of learners. Each child has innate strengths as well as areas of needs. My students have a wide range of disabilities, including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, Autism, emotional/behavioral disabilities, hearing impairments, and speech and language. I also teach students that have been exposed to trauma.

I strive to empower children to use their strengths to overcome adversities.

My students learn to advocate and use tools to cope at a young age which is essential to become an independent learner. Too often I witness learned helplessness in special education. Learning to advocate and ask for help is an essential life skill.

My Project

School is designed to be a safe atmosphere for students. Sometimes it is the very place where our children feel safe enough to release and let all their emotions flood out. It is my goal to create a calming area within my room that all students have access to. The expectations put on students today are too much. Kids need a break and they need to know it's acceptable to take one. Coping skills are essential to functioning in society. We need to help shape the whole child.

Students that feel a sense of security, communicate with staff and form relationships score, higher on tests.

Too often teachers dictate so much of a child's day. I believe we must start empowering a student to understand his emotions and be mindful of his body. Creating a calming space will start this process.

Ms. Kreblin
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LED Bubble Tube Lamp-3.9 ft Tall Water Tower Tank with Remote Control, Night Mood Light Aquarium, for Kids Bedroom, Sensory Room, Living Room,Great Gifts for Kids Women Men • Amazon Business $109.90 1 $109.90
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Charcoal 3' • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
SANHO Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox Body Sock, Large,9-12 Years Old, 56''LX28''W Blue • Amazon Business $28.98 1 $28.98
Find it Games - Kids Version - The Original Hidden Object Search Adventure • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
YUE ACTION Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer for Sensory Toys, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Calm Relaxing Desk Toys, Anxiety Toys, Autism Toys, ADHD Fidget Toys, Assorted Colors, Pack of 3(Style#1) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Help Your Dragon Deal With Change: Train Your Dragon To Handle Transitions. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids How To Adapt To Change In Life. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Train Your Angry Dragon: Teach Your Dragon To Be Patient. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Emotions and Anger Management. (Dragon Books for Kids) (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Seek & Find - Dinosaurs (Seek and Find) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty 4" Tin - Wizard's Wand - Glow-in-The-Dark Putty, Soft Texture - Never Dries Out • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Where's Waldo? The Wonder Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$296.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.40

Total project goal

$389.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$389.33

1 Donor

-$389.33

Donations toward project cost

-$330.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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