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Mrs. Wiese from Norman OK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a safe, calm, and relaxing space to gather their thoughts and regulate their emotions.

  • $260 goal

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My Students

I am a counselor in a very diverse building! We have very low socioeconomic families and very wealthy families as well. The diversity among our students makes us very unique. Our building is home to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

Our students are creative, passionate, caring, and have amazing possibilities!

With the challenges our teens face today come many struggles that lead to severe anxiety and depression. As a school counselor I see more and more mental health challenges than ever before. Our students come to us each day wanting to learn but are struggling with thoughts of suicide, anxiety, trauma, and depression. The cause of this ranges from social media and home challenges to being the victim of a violent tornado.

Our students deserve to be able to come to school and know they are loved and understood!

My Project

My goal is to create a safe and relaxing area of the guidance center to allow students who are experiencing extreme anger or stress to calm down and de-escalate. By doing this students learn to regulate their emotions and learn positive coping strategies. These positive strategies replace the negative strategies students frequently use while experiencing anger or anxiety at school.

I would like to create a comfortable and discreet space with a bean bag chair, rug, lamp, and blanket.

Available to students for de-escalation will be items such as stress balls, clay, putty, fidget items, art supplies, and headphones to listen to calming music.

By being provided a space such as this, students will gain academic time in the classroom. They will be allowed a designated number of minutes in the station after they have calmed down. After regaining control they will go back to class with a counselor. This reduces the number of visits to the office simply for de-escalation purposes.

Mrs. Wiese
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Royal Blue 3' • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
FURINNO 99736CWN Basic 3-Tier Bookcase Storage Shelves, Columbia Walnut • Amazon Business $34.83 1 $34.83
Ultra Soft Contemporary Shaggy Fuzzy Moroccan Geometric Quatrefoil Lattice Printed Fur Area Rug 4x5.3 Feet Indoor Shag Trellis Fluffy Carpets Rugs for Bedroom Living Room Home Decor (White and Grey) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Crayola Adult Coloring Colored Pencils, 50/Pack • $11.47 1 $11.47
Modeling Clay, Smooth, Nonstaining, Assorted Colors • $2.29 5 $11.45
BUNMO Stress Relief Toys for Special Needs Children - Stretchy Sensory Toys for Autistic Children / ADHD / Fidgets & Anxiety Toys for Adults - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Val-u-Putty Exercise Putty Blueberry (firm), 2 oz • $2.87 1 $2.87
Val-u-Putty Exercise Putty Lime (medium), 2 oz • $2.87 1 $2.87

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