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Mrs. Arons from Manchester CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Calming Counseling Corner

Help me give my students a calming environment and creative ways to engage in therapy while meeting sensory needs! My students are responding really well to play therapy and bibliotherapy but we are limited on supplies.

  • $981 goal

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My Students

My students are part of a brand new program that offers a smaller space for students who struggle with emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges. My students are resilient and creative and respond well to play therapy! Despite past negative school experiences, my students show up everyday ready to work hard and always try their best. My students are excited to be apart of a smaller environment where their individual needs are being met in ways they haven't been met before.

My Project

My students are in need of some therapeutic tools to help them engage in therapy successfully. My students enjoy using puppets to engage in therapy to process and problem solve! My students also enjoy getting lost in stories and learning from characters but we are in need of books that correspond with counseling themes. My students have sensory needs and will benefit from weighted neck wraps and soft realistic pets to help calm and deescalate. Games are creative way to teach and practice problem/coping skills while engaging with peers positively. These supplies will provide new ways for students to engage in counseling and with their peers while learning and growing individually.

Mrs. Arons
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, College Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 12 Pack (72938) • Amazon Business $17.88 3 $53.64
Sensory Weighted Neck Pillow for Kids :: Weighted Neck Wrap/Weighted Shoulder Wrap, Ideal for ADHD, Autsim, Hpyeractivity & Other Special Needs :: 3 lbs, 10" x 8", Two Puppy Designs to Choose from • Amazon Business $49.97 1 $49.97
Perfect Petzzz Orange Tabby Soft Toy • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Perfect Petzzz Cavalier King Charles Plush • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula • Amazon Business $32.45 1 $32.45
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
My Feelings Game. Fun educational family game to help kids express their emotions and learn self regulation. Endorsed by Dr Temple Grandin and other world renown clinicians and educators. • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Didax Social Skills Board Games (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $29.85 1 $29.85
Folkmanis Piglet Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Mixed Emotions: An Activity for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Totem the feel good game, Self-Esteem Game for Counseling, Team Building, Family • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Folkmanis Brown Cow Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $24.38 1 $24.38
Creative Teaching Press Poster Pack Teaching Material (5692) • Amazon Business $20.94 1 $20.94
Stages Learning Materials Language Builder Emotion Picture Cards Expressions, Conversation, and Situation Photo Cards for Autism Education, ABA Therapy • Amazon Business $20.19 1 $20.19
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Mindfulness Matters: The game that uses mindfulness skills to improve coping in everyday life • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game that Teaches Mindfulness for Kids, Teens and Adults | Effective for Self Care, Communication Skills | 40 Cards for Play Therapy • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
Self-Control Thumball • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Heart and the Bottle • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Blokus Strategy Game • Amazon Business $15.23 1 $15.23
Aurora World Bandit Racoon Puppet, 12" • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Visiting Feelings • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
LetzTalk Conversation Starter and Question Cards - Builds Self-Esteem and Confidence in Teens • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
What Does It Mean to Be Present? • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Aurora 32180 14" Grator The Alligator Body Plush Puppet, Multicolor • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Will Try (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
Thumball Who Are You 4 • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Emotion Mania Thumball 4 inch • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Trauma: Teaching kids all about trauma • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What Would You Do? In a Jar®: Daily Dilemmas for Young Children • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Worries Are Not Forever (Best Behavior) • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
A Terrible Thing Happened • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Find Your Happy!: A Kid's Self Love Book • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83

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