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Mrs. Proctor from Pocatello ID is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Calm Classes

My students need items such as sensory toys, chewies, a diffuser, and essential oils to help with calming anxiety and stress at school to help create a better learning environment.

  • $430 goal

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My Students

I want to create a safe, engaging and educational environment where the students in my classroom want to come and learn. I teach children with special needs in grades K-5 on a Native American Indian Reservation. 100% of the student population receives free breakfast and lunch. They live in extreme poverty, often coming to school without their basic needs being met, such as wearing warm clothes, being fed, or getting a good night's rest. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.

My Project

As a special education teacher, I help all the students in the school with special needs.

I need resources to help students regulate their emotions and stay focused during learning time because social and emotional needs have to be met before learning can occur.

The chewy toys can assist students with oral sensory needs. The essential oils can help calm everyone in the classroom, enhancing the learning environment. The variety of sensory toy options can help regulate various needs, increasing learning time for the individual student as well as for the rest of the class.

Most of my students require a calm down area (safe place) in every environment they are in during the school day. In each area I would like to include some stress balls, books about emotions and a timer (so they don't spend too much time away from learning.)

Thank you for considering my project and helping with the learning environment for all students!

Mrs. Proctor
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Advanced Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00
doTERRA Balance Grounding Blend - 15ml (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $53.34 1 $53.34
|LAUNCH PRICE| Chew Necklaces Set - (4 PACK with Colored Cords + BONUS Pencil Topper) - Sensory Chew Toys for Autism, Biting, Teething, ADHD, SPD, Oral Motor Children, Kids, Boys, and Girls by Coolday • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Silicone Chewable Pencil Toppers 8 Pack - FDA-approved Safe King and Horse Shaped - Perfect for Baby Teething, Children's Pencil Toppers Decoration, Therapy Toys, Chewy Tubes, Fidgets, Oral Motor Chew • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions • Amazon Business $7.49 3 $22.47
Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by YoYa Toys - 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Sand Timer Set (5 Min) Large 10pcs Pack - Colorful Set of Five Minutes Hour Glasses for Kids, Adults - Colors: Blue, Green, Red by Jade Active • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Fidget Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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