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Ms. Glassman from Piscataway NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Coping Corner

Help me give my students flexible seating, visuals, materials and activities for our classroom "coping corner," a space where they can work on identifying and shaping their emotions, and how they react to certain emotions.

  • $446 goal

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My Students

I teach 10-12 year old students on the Autism Spectrum at a school that provides services to students with Autism and/or multiple disabilities that cannot be accommodated in traditional settings. Some of my students communicate verbally while others supplement their verbal communication with signs, PECS, and augmentative communication devices. Throughout the school day, we focus on developing their ability to navigate the world independently in a way that will optimize the extent to which they are able to use their own unique "voice" to advocate for themselves in different contexts.

My students are working on learning and developing strategies that help them identify both their own emotions and tools they can use in different circumstances when they experience challenging emotions, like anger and disappointment.

My Project

Students will use visual aids and materials to help identify their own emotions, what emotions are caused by certain events and consequences that follow engaging in safe and unsafe behaviors in social situations and different environments.

This classroom space will be used as a learning environment for practicing mindfulness exercises that encourage and teach students to be more aware of the physical sensations linked to emotions they experience, and an area where they can practice engaging in alternative, more socially appropriate responses when upset e.g.

taking a break instead of throwing a desk.

Students can also use the space and materials to engage in role playing and modeling activities, where they practice alternative responses to difficult emotions and provide peers with feedback regarding their own responses.

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

This project will reach 6 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BalanceFrom Go Yoga All Purpose Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, Blue • Amazon Business $14.39 6 $86.34
The Crew Furniture 512090 Classic Video Rocker Black/Blue Mesh Racing Stripe • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
Marvel Avengers Deluxe Figurine Set Avengers: Endgame • Amazon Business $38.70 1 $38.70
EE117 - Grab & Write Social-Emotional Prompts - K-Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE359 - Moods & Emotions Wooden Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA579 - Peel & Stick Moody Monsters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA499 - Feelings & Emotions Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
Liberty Imports 32-Piece Mini Wrestling Playset with Action Figures and Accessories - Kids Toy with Realistic Wrestlers - 2 Rings Included • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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