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Mrs. Podolny from Syracuse NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool Down Zone and Expression Center

Help me give my students materials for our classroom "cool down" zone and writing center.

  • $293 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 29 amazing students! Many of my students are refugees from all around the world. 90 percent of my students live in poverty. We are a diverse group, who love learning, our community school, reading books, learning American history and making connections. Our favorite thing is to play soccer and incorporate it into our learning!! We would love a listening center to help with literacy and Social studies. My ELL (English Language Learners) students can listen to books and develop language.

My Project

These materials will go into our class cool down zone: stress balls, sensory tubes, visual timers, sensory pillows, weighted neck pillow, etc. These materials will help teach students great ways to manage and deal with stress and angry feelings. Then, writing center materials to express those feelings in writing or drawing in a comfortable space. These strategies are so important for my 5th grades to learn before middle school. Also, amazing lessons and techniques that they can use for a lifetime! Thank you so much for considering my class as a possible donation. The materials will be much appreciated.

Mrs. Podolny
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Writing Caddy • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.56 6 $129.36
Time Tracker® Visual Timer & Clock • AKJ Education $30.66 1 $30.66
Gaiam Relax Neck & Shoulder Wrap • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Gaiam Studio Select Hand Therapy Kit • DICK'S Sporting Goods $13.00 1 $13.00
Round Plush Maze • AKJ Education $12.99 1 $12.99
Primary Science Sensory Tubes-single unit • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02

Materials cost

$212.02

Vendor shipping charges

$3.30

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.85

Total project goal

$292.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.35

2 Donors

-$292.35

Donations toward project cost

-$248.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.85

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$0.00

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