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Mrs. Palici from Portland OR is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Tools Are Cool!

Help me give my students calming tools to use both at school and to take home. We would like to have therapeutic putty, fidgets, origami paper, kinetic sand and plastic building pieces to offer our students.

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My Students

Students need more than the 3-R's (reading, 'riting & 'rithmetic). We now know that social/emotional skills are also important. Sometimes, as children are learning and mastering new self-regulation skills, they need access to tools that help them get back to a place where they are calm & ready to learn.

We would like to offer students tools that they can use at school as well as at home that will help them deescalate when anxiety or other emotions become overwhelming.

My Project

We would like to offer tools for students to use at school (therapeutic putty, fidgets, kinetic sand, origami paper, etc.) and at home. If we are able to provide the tools in addition to teaching the skills for them to self-regulate they will become better skilled in the process.

Offering calming tools to our students will allow them to appear to an outside observer like any other child simply playing with a toy.

They won't stand out. They won't draw any additional unwanted attention to themselves. They will just appear to be a child playing with a toy in an expected way while they are attempting to regulate their emotions.

Mrs. Palici
Grades 3-5

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Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Mini Tins Deluxe Gift Set Bundle Featuring Glow, Hypercolor, Super Illusions, Scented, Electric, Primary, Metallic & Exclusive Matty's Toy Stop Bag - 25 Pack (.47 oz each) • Amazon Business $89.99 2 $179.98
ArtCreativity Extra-Long Neon Mini Coil Springs - 12 Pack - 4 Inch Colorful Plastic Coil Spring Set - Fun Birthday Party Favors for Kids, Cute Prize, Goody Bag Fillers, Stocking Stuffers, Novelty Gift • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit, Age 8 • Amazon Business $17.35 1 $17.35
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty 4" Tin (3.2 Oz) - Unique Amber - Glows Yellow-Orange • Amazon Business $8.49 2 $16.98
Beautiful Japanese Origami Paper (a.k.a. Chiyogami), Each Contains Four Different Designs, Made in Japan (Storage Box Set) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty 4" Tin (3.2 oz) Mystic Glacier - Includes Glow Charger - Never Dries Out • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty 4 Inch Tin (3.2 oz) - See-Through Putty, Soft Texture - Never Dries Out • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Origami Paper 500 sheets Kaleidoscope Patterns 6" (15 cm): Tuttle Origami Paper: High-Quality Double-Sided Origami Sheets Printed with 12 Different Designs (Instructions for 6 Projects Included) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Green, 2 Lb • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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