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Mrs. Trasatti from Baltimore MD is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Spaces Everywhere

Help me give my students the items needed to create safe and calm spaces within EVERY classroom.

  • $5,041 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Tucked away in the west central region of Baltimore City, our school is home to approximately three hundred students in pre-k through eighth grade. Our school has a ninety-two percent FARM rate and a twenty-four percent special education rate, as our school is also home to several city-wide specialized programs. Living in an urban setting, our students are fortunate to have a school with ample outdoor green space and a comfortable school building. We strive to make every area in the school child-friendly to maximize learning and comfort.

Our students enjoy coming to school and thrive on integrating technology and hands-on learning opportunities into our curriculum.

The amazing staff employs a wealth of knowledge and creativity to meet individual student needs across grade levels. Knowing that Baltimore City school students experience ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) at a much higher rate than our state and national averages, we feel it is imperative for school to be a sanctuary for these children.

My Project

Our school staff pride ourselves on creating a positive climate in all classes. However, we recognize that students may have times when they require additional tools to calm and focus.

This project reflects the personalized list created by every teacher in the school building with the goal of creating a safe and calming space within each classroom.

The cozy chairs and rugs will create designated spaces in each room or area where students can choose to spend up to 10 minutes time to calm down, focus or self-regulate. There will be a range of tools-stress balls, putty, coloring pages, or zen gardens to allow students to self-calm. Reducing noise using ear covers, changing harsh fluorescent light using filters and adding oil diffusers will also help minimize environmental stimuli to create a sense of peace within the classroom. Supplies like a printer and hole puncher allow us to create personalized student menus for strategies they can use to self-regulate.

All of this is intended to continue to build upon our positive climate by normalizing self-care and self-regulation. This is part of school-wide effort to also implement curriculum to teach skills that can be used in these spaces. We want to increase engaged time, continue to support our students' emotional development, and reinforce our students' ability to make positive choices when under stress or when having strong feelings.

Mrs. Trasatti
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 645614 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $40.52 15 $607.80
Teacher Created Resources 10 Minute Sand Timer-Large (20675) • Amazon Business $13.89 20 $277.80
InnoGear 2nd Version Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Diffusers Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Colors LED Lights and Waterless Auto Shut-off for Home Office Bedroom Room • Amazon Business $15.99 15 $239.85
Cohesion XP 2.1 Gaming Chair with Audio • Amazon Business $56.78 4 $227.12
LOCHAS Ultra Soft Indoor Modern Area Rugs Fluffy Living Room Carpets Suitable for Children Bedroom Home Decor Nursery Rugs 4 Feet by 5.3 Feet (Gray) • Amazon Business $25.99 8 $207.92
Brother Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer, MFC-J491DW, Multi-Function Color Printer, Duplex Printing, Mobile Printing,Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled • Amazon Business $59.99 3 $179.97
Mpow 035 Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Shooters Hearing Protection Ear Muffs, Adjustable Shooting Ear Muffs, NRR 28dB Professional Ear Defenders for Shooting Hunting Season, with a Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $11.99 15 $179.85
Abilitations Dynamic Movement Body Sox, 3 to 5 Years, Small, 40 x 27 Inches, Green • Amazon Business $29.85 6 $179.10
Teacher Created Resources 2 Minute Sand Timer - Large (20658) • Amazon Business $11.82 15 $177.30
Active Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones with mic,Hi-Fi Stereo Good Bass Headsets for Travel with Airplane Adapter,Light Weight Office Earphone for iPhone/Android/PC,Carry Case-Black,by INSERMORE • Amazon Business $41.99 4 $167.96
LapGear Student Lap Desk - Black (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $12.99 12 $155.88
LALIFIT Kids Tent Children Play Tent Princess Prince Castle Kids Pop Up Play Tents for Boys Girls Indoor Outdoor Tents • Amazon Business $33.99 4 $135.96
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 8 $111.76
New Design Pine & River Weighted Blanket - | Anxiety, ADHD, Autism and OCD Relief | Better Sleep and Less Fidgeting | - (36" x 48" - 5 lb) (Perfect for 40 lb Individual) • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
Coaster Transitional Black Laptop Stand • Amazon Business $46.37 2 $92.74
GlareShade Fluorescent Light Filter Diffuser Covers (5 pack; blue color). Eliminate Harsh Glare that causes Eyestrain and Headaches at Work and School while Improving Focus and Classroom Management. • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
Majestic Pure Lavender Oil, Natural, Therapeutic Grade, Premium Quality Blend of Lavender Essential Oil, 4 fl. Oz • Amazon Business $16.98 5 $84.90
Adult Coloring Books Set - 3 Coloring Books For Grownups - 120 Unique Animals, Scenery & Mandalas Designs. Coloring books for adults relaxation. • Amazon Business $19.97 4 $79.88
Big Joe 645624 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $39.88 2 $79.76
Well Woven TA-16-4 Enchanting Plum Modern Solid Soft and Fluffy Shag Area Rug 3'3" x 5 • Amazon Business $37.15 2 $74.30
Tangle Set of 12 Jr. Original Fidget Toys Colors As Shown • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
LED Desk Lamp, TopElek Eye-Caring Folding Table Lamps, Dimmable Office Lamp with 9 Brightness, Touch Control, Warm/Cool White for Reading, Studying, Working, Perfect for Kids and Adults, White • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Cohesion XP 2.1 Gaming Chair with Audio • Amazon Business $56.78 1 $56.78
Veridian 05-12301 Prism Series Aluminum Single Head Nurse Stethoscope, Black • Amazon Business $5.00 8 $40.00
Incredible 5 Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition; Assisting Students in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling their Emotional Responses • Amazon Business $18.60 2 $37.20
Swingline Electric 3 Hole Punch, Desktop Hole Puncher, Portable, 15 Sheet Punch Capacity, Silver/Black (74515) • Amazon Business $35.93 1 $35.93
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, Folding Sand Box with 2lbs of Kinetic Sand • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Tyler Portable Sport Stereo CD Player TAU101-BL with AM/FM Radio and Aux & Headphone Jack Line-In (Blue) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Yoga Cards The Game • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Chewy Tubes Super Tubes Red Teether, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
C-Line Stitched Shop Ticket Holders, Both Sides Clear, 9 x 12 Inches, 25 per Box (46912) • Amazon Business $20.47 1 $20.47
Deluxe Wooden Zen Sand Garden with Candle Holder, Candle, Rocks Sand and Rake (Model# RG-004) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
T4U 2.25 Inch Ceramic Mini Korea Style Snow Serial Full Set Succulent Plant Pot Cactus Plant Pot Flower Pot Container Planter with Bamboo Trays Package 1 Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $17.57 1 $17.57
EDsportshouse Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle(15 Pack),Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy,Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Kids Adults with ADHD ADD Anxiety Autism & More • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Elecder i36 Kids Headphones for Children, Girls, Boys, Teens, Adults, Foldable Adjustable Over Ear Headsets with 3.5mm Jack for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Tablet(Blue/Green) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix (Half Pound) for Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Veridian 05-12301 Prism Series Aluminum Single Head Nurse Stethoscope, Black • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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