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Ms. Jen from West Jordan UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Coping Toolbox

Help me give my students coping toolboxes! I will be creating toolboxes to help students with grounding techniques, how to identify and cope with big feelings, a special box for students who are grieving and more!

  • $1,034 goal

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My Students

I am an Elementary school counselor in Utah. We have a diverse group of students and we are a Title I school. I work with students as needed individually, in groups and also in the classroom setting. I work with all students that attend our school.

My Project

I will be creating coping toolboxes for my students. I am the school counselor and students come to me with a variety of emotions, struggles and trauma. I am going to put together kits that can help with a variety of feelings and emotions. Each toolkit will be designed to offer a variety of ways to de stress and hopefully help students articulate their feelings.

I will be using one of the toolbox kits to teach kids grounding techniques, mindfulness and body movement.

I will be using another to help students that are grieving by reading them a book about creating memory boxes along with some materials to do so. There will also be toolboxes for anxiety, depression, anger in addition to one for each of the five senses.

I hope these kits will help students be able to work through emotions so I can help give them additional resources and tools to help.

Ms. Jen
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 100 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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IRIS USA 12 Qt. Plastic Storage Bin Tote Organizing Container with Durable Lid and Secure Latching Buckles, Stackable and Nestable, 6 Pack, Pearl with Black Buckle • Amazon Business $38.76 2 $77.52
Harkla Weighted Lap Pad for Kids 5 pounds - Great Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids in School & On-The-Go - Soft and Comfortable Sensory Lap Pad for Child with Minky Fabric • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
A Little SPOT of Emotion 8 Book Box Set (Books 1-8: Anger, Anxiety, Peaceful, Happiness, Sadness, Confidence, Love, & Scribble Emotion) • Amazon Business $36.62 1 $36.62
Hasbro Gaming Rubik's Solve The Cube Bundle 4 Pack, Original Rubik's Products, Toy for Kids Ages 8 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
Kinetic Sand, Folding Sand Box with 2lbs of & Mold & Tools, Multicolor • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Cando - 258136 CanDo TheraPutty Plus Antimicrobial, 6 Piece Set, 2 oz • Amazon Business $29.65 1 $29.65
A Little SPOT of Emotion 8 Plush Toys with Feelings Book Box Set • Amazon Business $25.83 1 $25.83
Woodstock Chimes - The ORIGINAL Guaranteed Musically Tuned Chime, Zenergy - Trio • Amazon Business $25.07 1 $25.07
Meditation Cards for Kids - Award-Winning Mindfulness kit of XL Cards with Calming Guided Meditations for Empowerment, Focus and Relaxation. Great for Parents, Teachers and Therapists. • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Boogie Board Basics Reusable Writing Pad-Includes 8.5 in LCD Writing Tablet, Instant Erase, Stylus Pen, Black • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $22.44 1 $22.44
Etch A Sketch Freestyle, Drawing Tablet with 2-in-1 Stylus Pen and Paintbrush, Magic Screen, Kids Toys for Ages 3 and up • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
hand2mind Mindful Maze Boards, 3 Double Sided Breathing Boards with Finger Paths, Mindfulness for Kids, Social Emotional Learning, Sensory Board, Anxiety Relief Items, Occupational Therapy Toys • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
YoYa Toys Liquimo - Liquid Motion Bubbler for Kids and Adults (3-Pack) - Hourglass Liquid Bubbler - Timer for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy - Stress Management - Cool Desk Décor • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Playlearn 6 Inch Glitter Wand; Sensory Toy, Magic Wand (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Thought-Spot I Know What to Do Feeling/Moods Book & Poster; Different Moods/Emotions; Autism; ADHD; Helps Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices; Laminated (FLIPBOOK) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Little Yogi Deck: Simple Yoga Practices to Help Kids Move Through Big Emotions • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Raymond Geddes Scent-Sibles Doo Wop Kneaded Erasers (Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $16.71 1 $16.71
SUNPRO Garden Decor Pinwheels, 5-Pack Colorful 3D Lovely Insect Whirligig Wind Spinner Windmill Toys for Garden Yard Lawn Decorations Baby Kids (5PCS Mix Set) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Plushland Cute Pawpals Puppy Dog Plush Stuffed Animal Girlfriend Toy Comes with Red Heart for Girls on Valentine's Day 8 inches (Husky) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Etch A Sketch, Classic Red Drawing Toy with Magic Screen, for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
18 Pack Stretchy String Fidgets, Fidget Strings, Highly Versatile and Resilient Sensory Toy, Super Stretchy, Resistant Bands, Perfect Sensory Toy for Adults and Children • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Samsill 12 Pack Soft Cover Mini Journals 3.5" x 5" Gift Set, Assorted Rainbow Color and Has 32 Sheets, 64 Color Lined Pages with A White Storage Box (22333) • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Dinosaur Yoga • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Crayola 918993.036 24 Colours of The World Skin Tone Pencils, Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
Tibetan Singing Bowls Set~ Meditation Sound Bowl hand Hammered in Nepal For Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Healing & Chakra balancing~ (3 inch) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Hape Beaded Raindrops | Mini Wooden Musical Toddler Instrument, Shake & Rattle Rainmaker Toy, Red, L: 2, W: 2, H: 7.9 inch • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
12 Pcs Mini Pop Fidget Toy for Kids Valentines Day Gifts, 6 Heart + 6 Bear Keychain Pop Bubble Popper Anxiety Stress Relief Valentine Toy for Boys Girls Classroom School Exchange Valentine Party Favor • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stages Sensory Builder Light Up LED Spiky Bouncy Ball, Blinking Sensory Toy, Set of 5 - Mixed Colors, Multi • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kicko Puffer Balls - 6 Pack - 5.5 Inch - Thick Squishy Balls in Assorted Colors for Kids, Sensory Game, Stress Relief, Therapy Toy, Party Favor, Goody Bag Filler • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
UOOEFUN 12 Side Fidget Cube,Fidget Toy Cube Relief Stress and Anxiety Depression Anti for Kids and Adults with ADD, ADHD, OCD, Autism(Blue & Mix Colors B3) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Mindfulness for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and In Control • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Prextex 12 Pack Nylon Bean Bags Fun Sports Outdoor Family Games Bean Bag Toss Carnival Toy Bean Bag Toss Game • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mindfulness for Kids in 10 Minutes a Day: Simple Exercises to Feel Calm, Focused, and Happy • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Markers, Fine Line Marker Set, Gift for Kids, 40 Count • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Creativity for Kids Sequin Drawing Board, Pack of 1 • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Sweet Scents Variety Pack of Scratch 'n Sniff Stickers, 483 count, Multi (T-83901) • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Melissa & Doug Drawing Paper Pad (6 x 9 inches) - 50 Sheets, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kids' Affirmation Lunch Box Notes / 3.5" Square Motivational Lunch Box Cards/Pack of 60 Encouraging Mini Notes • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Yoga Games for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Encourage Mindfulness, Build Strength, and Create Calm • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Learning Resources Big Feelings Pineapple - 30 Pieces, Ages 3+ Social Emotional Learning Toy, Creative Play, Body Awareness, Educational Toys for Toddlers • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Multicultural Markers, Broad Line, 10 Count • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Crayola Colored Pencil Set, School Supplies, Assorted Colors, 36 Count, Long • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23

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