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Ms. Lewis from New York NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cozy Corner and Sensory Space

My students need a tent, beanbag, pillows, books, and sensory items for a cozy corner in our classroom.

  • $917 goal

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My Students

My classroom is home to 26 incredible first graders. Our arts-focused K-8 public school is located in a predominantly low-income and urban community with a large bilingual population, which presents both challenges and opportunities.

My students are incredibly curious, active, quirky, and compassionate, and have diverse interests, backgrounds, and needs.

We spend our days together singing, asking questions, reading, writing, discussing, working with numbers, learning about our world, and striving to make our classroom community more inclusive, supportive, and kind.

My Project

A huge part of a first grader's work is learning to manage emotions, navigate conflicts, and make intentional choices. When students get upset, frustrated, or overstimulated, they need a place to go and emotional supports that they can access independently.My students need a tent, beanbag, pillows, books like, The Way I Feel, Millie Fierce along with other books. My students also need fidgets, rain sticks, and stuffed animals for a cozy corner in our classroom.

We need a cozy corner so that students have a quiet and peaceful retreat when they need a break from the action of the classroom.

Our cozy corner will have a canvas tent so that students can have private space to themselves when they need to cool off. Inside, students can get comfortable with pillows, a beanbag chair, and stuffed animals. The space will also offer drawing and writing supplies, hardcover picture books about managing emotions and conflicts, and sensory toys to help students calm down and refocus. Sand timers will also be available so that students can self-monitor their own time in the cozy corner.

Ms. Lewis
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Standard Classic Bean Bag, Blue (35") • Amazon Business $66.00 1 $66.00
Bamboo Wood Bookcase and Book Shelves Adjustable 4 Shelf Book Collection Multifunctional Storage Organize Display Rack Gift for Children Kids Student Kitchen Bathroom Garage Dormitory (Open Wide ,Free • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Weighted Blanket Gravity Sensory Heavy Throw Cotton Cozy Bed Blankets Adults Kids for Calming Comfort Deeper Better Faster Sleep Reduce Stress Anxiety Relaxing Muscles Nervous System 36"x48"-5 LB • Amazon Business $59.80 1 $59.80
LITTLE DOVE Kid's Foldable Teepee Play Tent with Banner & Carry Case One Four Ploes Style Raw White • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
SONGMICS Bamboo File Organizer Paper Sorter with 5 Adjustable Shelves Top Storage Compartments Natural UOFS44Y • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
DUFMOD Medium Natural Woven Seagrass Tote Belly Basket for Storage, Laundry, Picnic, Plant Pot Cover, and Beach Bag (Zigzag Chevron Natural Seagrass, Medium) • Amazon Business $32.89 1 $32.89
Foamily Set of 4 Premium Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, 18" L X 18" W, Standard/White • Amazon Business $25.75 1 $25.75
Teacher Created Resources Small Sand Timers Combo Pack (20663) • Amazon Business $7.52 3 $22.56
Ogisele Leaf Theme Decorative Throw Pillow Case 18"x18" Set of 4(Plants) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Smiley Daisy Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, White, 120ml • Amazon Business $21.50 1 $21.50
Mineralamp NSL-101 Natural Himalayan Hand Carved Salt Lamp with Indian Rosewood Base, Bulb And Dimmer Control, Medium Size, 8-11 lbs, 7.5-10 Height • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
LapGear Essential Lap Desk - Aqua Sky (Fits up to 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Playscene Suede Jungle / Zoo Animals, Assorted Suede Plush Jungle animals (12 Piece Set) • Amazon Business $18.75 1 $18.75
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
When Sophie Gets Angry.really, Really Angry • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Millie Fierce • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Sensory Sand Ultimate Set -- Over 3 Lbs of No Mess Magic Sand for Kids Toddlers • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
LED Calming Autism Sensory Light Projector Toy Relax Blue Night Music Projection • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Pursonic 100% Pure Essential Aromatherapy Oils Gift Set-6 Pack, 10ML(Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon grass, Orange, Peppermint, Tea Tree) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
KeNeer 7Pack Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys - Relieve Stress, and Increase Patience - Build Resistance Squeeze, Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
School Specialty Wooden Rainstick - 10" • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Glad Monster, Sad Monster • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Sometimes I'm Bombaloo (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83

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