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Mrs. Will from Abbotsford WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool, Calm and Ready to Focus

Help me give my students books, colored pencils, pens and other items to put in the calming corner of our classroom so that they have a safe place to go when they need it.

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This project will benefit 18 third graders who are constantly on the go. As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, I serve students who are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Many of my students come from families that face socioeconomic challenges as well as parents who speak a different language. These challenges sometimes make learning difficult as their minds are not always on what is being taught in school. Providing my students with a safe and calm place to go when they need it will help my students express their emotions as well as provide them with an opportunity to take care of themselves as needed.

My Project

Concern for the mental health of students has increased in the last few years. There are many children who are coming to school with underlying issues as well as a diagnosis of a mental health issue. These students are put in regular education classrooms, but don't always have an outlet.

I am looking at creating a "calming corner' in my classroom as a safe place where my students can go to "cool off" or just when they need to step away from the rigorous classroom structure.

I want to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all of my students to learn in. I believe that helping all of my students focus on their mental health will allow me to better reach the needs of all my students. If they know that there's a place that they can go to release some of their energy, I believe this will have a direct impact on their willingness to learn.

Mrs. Will
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Find it Games - Kids Version - The Original Hidden Object Search Adventure • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Shuttle Art 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Gel Pens Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Art Markers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Thought-Spot I Know What to Do Cards for Taking Control of Your Feelings/Emotions; Helps Children Identify Their Feelings & Emotions; Hardcover and Laminated • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
My Moods, My Choices Flipbook for Kids; 20 Different Moods/Emotions; Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices; Laminated Pages (Monster Flipbook) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch and Squeeze Stress Balls 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders and More • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
YoYa Toys Liquimo - Liquid Motion Bubbler for Kids and Adults - 3-Pack - Hourglass Liquid Bubbler/Timer for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy and Stress Management - Cool Desk Décor • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mandala Challenge - Giant Wall Size Coloring Poster - 32.5" X 22" (Great for Family Time, Adults, Kids, Classrooms, Care Facilities and Group Activities) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Crayola Washable Markers, 64 ct. Variety Set, Gel Markers, Broad Line Markers, Window Markers, Back-to-School Gift • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
One Question a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal: Create Your Own Personal Time Capsule • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
The Great Big Search and Find Activity Book: Over 500 things to find, color and spot! • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Halilit HL200 Mini Rainmaker, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Teacher Created Resources (20761) 5 Minute Sand Timer - Medium • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Notebook Doodles Amazing Me!: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) 32 Inspiring Designs; Beginner-Friendly Empowering Art Activities for Tweens, on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Notebook Doodles Super Cute: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) 32 Adorable Animal Designs; Beginner-Friendly Relaxing, Creative Art Activities on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hoberman Mini Sphere ï Neon • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
Adult Coloring Books Good vibes: Don’t give up : Motivate your life with Brilliant designs and great calligraphy words to help melt stress away. (Volume 16) • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
Play Tailor Mermaid Sequin Pillow Case Flip Sequin Pillow Cover Reversible Sequins Throw Cushion Cover 16"x16" (Rainbow Diamond and Holygram Silver) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Crayola Colored Pencils, 36 Premium Quality, Long-Lasting, Pre-Sharpened Pencils Non-Toxic Colored Pencil Set for Adult Coloring Books or Kids 4 & Up, Great for Shading, Gradation, Line Art & More • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

Materials cost

$222.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$255.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.11

Total project goal

$300.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.73

4 Donors

-$300.73

Donations toward project cost

-$255.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.11

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$0.00

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