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Mrs. Stoecker from Youngstown OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Come and Stay to Better Your Day!

My students need resources in a safe space to help them redirect, stay calm, and focus on learning.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

I have had the pleasure of being our fabulous school district's elementary school guidance counselor for many years. Throughout the years I have carried many roles with this title, but my favorite role is working with our amazing students. Our school houses over 400 students in grades preschool through fourth. Many of them come to our school lacking social and emotional skills. In addition to that, many of them come to school on a daily without their basic needs being met. It is, without doubt, the most rewarding job I could have ever asked for to be able to assist and help these students, as well as all of the students in my district.

Over 70% of our students come from low-income households, but that does not stop them from being some of the most friendly, positive, and hardworking students.

Throughout the day, I am able to work with the students helping them to enroll, get acquainted with the school, offer them guidance and support in terms of academic, personal, parental, and social pressures, as well as advocate for their well being. In addition to that, I get help students process problems and plan goals of action.

My Project

I have amazing students who have a deep desire to do well academically as well as socially, but many of them come into school not equipped with healthy ways to navigate life, stress, overwhelming emotions and peers. I passionately believe in focusing on the whole child and helping them grow into the healthy adult they deserve to be in life! I want them to reach their full potential!

So many times in our sessions we discuss healthy ways to cope and handle the stress that life can present.

During our time together we utilize stress relieving items like stress balls, putty, and figit devices. Many of my students, no matter what the age love to build with legos as they talk and open up and share. We even talk about how building with legos is very calming and can be a great way to deescalate when stressed!

I want my students to have a few new coping strategies in their "tool box" that are healthy ways to express their feelings!

Mrs. Stoecker
Grades PreK-2
  • E J Blott Elementary School
  • Youngstown, OH
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Zebra • Amazon Business $29.88 3 $89.64
LEGO Classic Creative 10702 • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
LEGO Classic Creative Builder Box 10703 (Exclusive) • Amazon Business $29.78 1 $29.78
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
2 Packs of Therapy Putty Special Kit, 2-oz. each, Red, Yellow, Green and Blue • Amazon Business $24.46 1 $24.46
Jalousie 30 Pieces Stress Ball and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment-Stress Relax Toys (30 Pcs Pack). • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle(16 Pack)-Mochi Animals Squishy Toys-Liquid Motion/DNA Squeeze balls/Stress Relief Hand Toys for Adults and Kids,Perfect For ADD/ADHD Autism & More • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Personal Strengths Thumball • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Building Brick Baseplate Value Pack (8), Colorful Building Brick Baseplates, Compatible With All Major Brands, 10" x 10" Brick Baseplates • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Stop the Drama Thumball • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Self-Control Thumball • Amazon Business $16.94 1 $16.94
Random 20pcs Jumbo Medium Mini Slow Rising Kawaii Squishy Cake/Panda/Bread/Buns Phone Straps • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Squishies PopCorn Desire Deluxe Jumbo Slow Rising Watermelon Squishy Toys Prime Coffee Squishys Kawaii Milk Squishes Toy (Pack 3) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Neliblu Pull and Stretch Squeeze Stress Ball and Puffer Balls Toys, Assortment 12-Pack • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Mesh Squishy Ball (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Pull and Stretch Bounce Balls (5 PACK) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98

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