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Mrs. McVay from Crawfordsville IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Calm Down Corner

My students need items to help them regulate their behaviors, including a weighted lap pad and a variety of sensory tools.

  • $155 goal

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My Students

My 2nd graders are curious, creative, and unique. Their excitement for learning is contagious! My students attend a rural K-6 school with just under 40% of our population receiving free and reduced lunch.

Throughout the school year, we work on problem-solving techniques that will allow students to regulate themselves.

They enjoy an inviting classroom with a healthy and diverse mix of books and technology. They will be encouraged and challenged during the school year, and I look forward to watching them grow and succeed.

My Project

Many students struggle with behaviors for a variety of reasons. I want to have a variety of sensory tools and toys available, such as stress balls and fidget toys, for my students to use when necessary. A weighted lap pad will provide light pressure when a child feels out of control. This will be especially helpful for my students with autism.

Creating a Calm Down Corner in my classroom will offer a safe place for my students to work on self-regulation techniques.

The space will be covered with large pillows, and the items that I have included in this project will be nearby. Students who can use these tools and strategies effectively will be more successful in our classroom and have stronger peer relationships. We will work together to create an environment in which students respect others' differences and celebrate their successes.

Mrs. McVay
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weighted Sensory Lap Pads - from 3 to 12 lbs & More than 10 Designs (7 lbs, Blue x 2) • Amazon Business $51.49 1 $51.49
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Rhode Island Novelty Pin Point Impressions Metal Pin Art • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Puffer Balls - 6 Pack Assorted Colors, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Pink And Purple, For Kids Sensory Stress Relief, Therapy Toy Favor, Goody Bag Filler. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
5 Pack Colorful Neon Stretch Strings For ADD, ADHD, Autism Stretch Toy Stress Anxiety Reliever Fidget Toy Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Mo's Toys 3" Emoji Balls-Stress Reliver Party Favors (12 Piece), 3" • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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