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Ms. Nunley from Tupelo MS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Create Your Calm My Child

Help me give my students a safe area where they can go to calm down in times of anxiety and nervousness or simply to gather their thoughts so they will be on the road to having an awesome day.

  • $267 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Simply put, I have an AMAZING group of students that I have the pleasure of working with this school year! My students come to school every day ready to learn, even on those terrible, I don't feel good mornings or those mornings where everything that can go wrong has. They know when they step foot in my classroom, they are going to be greeted, appreciated, and safe. And in return, they give their best effort into everything that they do throughout the day.

You see, my students want to be a part of something big always.

I teach special education inclusion. Most of my students want to feel like they are just like every other student. They don't want to be judged, and they don't want to be spotlighted for their lack of reading ability or their lack of math skills or even their sensitive, sweet souls. They want to be included, respected, and loved for everything that they are capable of doing.

That is my number one goal every day when I set foot in my classroom. I want my students to know that they are appreciated, cared, respected, and, most of all, loved.

My Project

As a teacher with special education students, part of my job is to touch all souls and meet their needs as best as possible. One way I can meet the emotional needs of my students is to create a calm down corner.

A calm down corner would be extremely beneficial for students who have anxiety, worry about upcoming tests, get frustrated easily when they don't do as well on their assignments, or simply are having a rough start to the day and need to refocus on the task as hand.

For starters, comfort is key! I want them to see an area that is comfortable and welcoming to them. A colorful rug, inspirational pillows, and a beautiful, calming lamp will just scream, "All are welcome!"

Next we need to add accessories to help calm those students. Sequined pillows, bottles with lights and moving lava, and other hand sensory features are great for those students to use in times of calming down.

Don't forget a journal! Sometimes, students need to jot down exactly how they feel in the moment. Last, a table and baskets to house all of the things neatly is vital for a safe, calm corner.

My overall goal is to provide my students with a safe, comfortable place to go to let out their frustration, calm their anxiety, refocus on what they need to focus on, or to even let out a good cry. It is hard for some students to gather their composure by just going to the restroom or standing out in the hallway for a break. With this calm down corner, they will know that their teachers love and care about them and their well-being.

Ms. Nunley
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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PAGISOFE Soft Fluffy Blue Area Rugs for Bedroom Kids Room Living Room Carpet Shag Furry Fur Rug for Boys Girls Dorm Room Modern Plush Decorative Nursery Rugs Solid Accent Floor Rugs 4'x 5',(Blue) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Little Hippo 2pc Large Cotton Rope Basket (15"x14") 100% Natural Cotton! Rope Basket, Woven Storage Basket, Large Basket, Blanket Basket Living Room, Toy Basket, Pillow Basket, Round Basket • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
ACO Sequined Emoticon Round Mini 5.5" Pillows ~ Set of 6 Emoji Expressions Designs ~ Reversible Mermaid Sequins • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Touch Lamp, Comkes Bedside Lamp for Bedrooms, Living Rooms, Portable Night Light with Rechargeable Internal Battery, Dimmable Warm White Light & Color Changing RGB 2800K-3100K • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Liquid Motion Timer - Bubble Motion Relaxation Sensory Toy for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Office Desk Top, Assorted Colors 1 Per Unit • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94
FURINNO Just 3-Tier End Table, 1-Pack, White/White • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
My Moods, My Choices Flipbook; 20 Different Moods/Emotions; Autism; ADHD; Stocking Stuffer; Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices; Laminated Pages (Emoji Flipbook - Travel Size) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Fidget Fruit Stress Toy 3 Pack Kids Sensory Mesh Balls Ideal for Adults with ADHD Autism Office School Anxiety Release Hand Squeeze Toys Child Birthday Party Gift • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
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 $8.99 1 $8.99
Pocket Notebook Set 4pcs Small Pocket Super Mini Smiley Diary Notebooks Memo Note Book 4x3 Inch PU Leather Case Color Random (3x4inch 4pcs) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
YOUR SMILE Inspiring Quote Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18x18 Inch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
YOUR SMILE Phrase Square Decorative Throw Pillows Case Cushion Covers Shell Cotton Linen Blend (18''x18'', Color #17) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
YOUR SMILE Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18x18 Inch(44CM44CM) (YS243) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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