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Mrs. Rudderow from Frederick MD is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy Calm Corner

My students need seats for our cool down corner. These cushions will help provide a warm and inviting space for students to come and practice their cool down strategies when their emotions are escalating.

  • $375 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title 1 school where many of the students are living below the poverty line, are English Language Learners, and are FARM (free or reduced-price meal) students. In my classroom, I have the most amazing students. I love seeing how excited they are to come to school and learn. My students learn through exploration and play. I need more classroom resources to make sure my students are getting the best experience. Pre-K is the first school experience for my kids so we work hard to create a warm, welcoming environment where students feel comfortable to learn. I strive to give my students the best learning environment possible and work to make this feel safe and loved. Thank you for visiting my DonorsChoose.org page.

My Project

Our school implemented a "cool down corner" where students can go to anytime throughout the day when they need some quiet time to cope with their emotions. Some of our students deal with many stressors including poverty, homelessness, and incarcerated parents.

Many of my 4-5 years old students have dealt with more trauma in their short lives than many adults have to face in a lifetime.

We spend time teaching and modeling strategies to help students handle their emotions instead of becoming aggressive or destructive.

The comfy chair will be used in our cool down corner allowing students the ability to sit in a relaxing space while they practice breathing, counting, or just taking some time to work through their feelings and emotions. Having the cool down corner allows students to have a quiet and safe space to go when their emotions are escalating, and I want to make it a comfortable space for them with the addition of the comfy chairs. Students will be able to set the timer and return to the group when they are ready to learn. They can always reset the timer if they need more time in the cool down corner. The table top caddie will be used to hold our current fidget toys, breathing cards, yoga cards, and paper and writing materials that are kept in the cool down corner.

Thank you for supporting our class and giving our students a safe and quiet place to go to when they need it the most.

Mrs. Rudderow
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC571SB - Calming Colors® Giant Pillow - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
DD282BU - The Reading Pillow - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT806 - Small-Group Tabletop Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99

Materials cost

$267.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$318.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.13

Total project goal

$374.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$374.18

5 Donors

-$374.18

Donations toward project cost

-$318.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.13

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$0.00

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