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Ms. H from Newark NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool Calm Cozy Corner

Help me give my students fidget toys, kinetic sand, pillows, and other self-regulation tools to help with their social emotional learning and to make their cooldown corner a safe space!

  • $687 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is a wonderful place where scholars and teachers both love learning. Founded back in 2013, the third elementary school in our network, our scholars come from one of the most populous communities in NJ, in one of the areas with the most violence and drug use. Despite shortcomings and barriers like residing on the 3rd floor of another school building, our school had a remarkable first year out scoring many schools in the district and has been keeping up with that legacy.

Our scholars are resilient and do not allow their zip code to define who they are.

Like emphasized in our school creed, our scholars have confidence. We love ourselves and our community. We challenge ourselves to get better and better. We are a part of a team and family,

seeking knowledge on the way to college.

We are Newark, NJ.

We will never give up, no matter what comes our way.

We will be there for one another. No matter what happens, we will work hard to earn choices and opportunities.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.

We are the change we seek.

My Project

Our school is a wonderful place where scholars and teachers both love learning. We value education and the importance of pushing our scholars to their highest potential by holding them to high expectations while having fun!

We are prioritizing social emotional learning so we can continue to support our scholars' holistic growth - mind, body and heart.

Part of that vision is incorporating cool down corners to practice self-regulation skills in a safe space.

When schools embed social-emotional learning into their classrooms and curriculum, students and staff learn to be mindful of emotions, challenges, stresses, and traumas and make room for academic learning.  By having the tools and materials requested, it will allow us to reach all scholars throughout the building by having tangible self-regulation tools.

With your help, you can support an entire school population about self-regulation strategies! The materials needed to have a cool down corner in every classroom (25) will give our scholars access and opportunities to self-regulate throughout the day.

Ms. H
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Time Tracker Visual Timer & Clock, Blue • Amazon Business $27.78 5 $138.90
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $19.99 6 $119.94
ACO Sequined Emoticon Round Mini 5.5" Pillows ~ Set of 6 Emoji Expressions Designs ~ Reversible Mermaid Sequins • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
Mini Hourglass Liquid Motion Timers (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 5 $67.30
Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.95 2 $37.90
Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 & Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $11.69 3 $35.07
Kaplan Dough Classic Colors (6 - 1lb. Tubs) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.16 2 $32.32
ChefSlime | Jumbo Pack, 8 Containers Included of Stretchy Non Sticky Mud Slime Putty - Stress Relief | Super Soft | Fluffy & Squishy Sludge Sensory Toy Mixed with Animal Beads for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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