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Mrs. Yarwood from Schenectady NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Calm in a Chaotic World

My students need a place to regroup when they are feeling overwhelmed. I would like to provide them with a 'time away' space within the classroom where they can take 2-3 minutes to regroup.

  • $318 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hola! I am a middle level Spanish teacher at an inner city school in upstate NY.

Every year I get to work with an amazing group of boys and girls who can be described as creative, energetic, humorous, compassionate and resilient.

I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with these incredible children and I am hoping to provide them a 'safe place to land' when they are feeling overwhelmed.

Muchas muchas gracias!

My Project

Many of the middle school students I work with each day experience trauma in their daily lives and have a difficult time dealing with their stress and anxiety. The mismanaged stress leads to behaviors which cause students to be removed from class and miss instructional time.

I am hoping to create a 'Time Away' space within my classroom that students can use for 2-3 minutes when they are feeling overwhelmed.

I have asked for specialty seating (bean bag style) and many different hand held manipulatives for students to use while they are calming down and getting ready to rejoin our classroom community.

Mrs. Yarwood
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kid Carpet FE801-22A World Character Nylon Area Rug, 4' x 6', Multicolored • Amazon Business $118.99 1 $118.99
Fitwhiz Air Stability Wobble Cushion with Free Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (Blue) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Katzco Plasma Ball -7.5 Inch - Nebula, Thunder Lightning, Plug-In - For Parties, Decorations, Prop, Kids, Bedroom, Home, And Gifts • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Intex Beanless Bag Club Chair, Inflatable Chair, 49" X 47" X 30" • Amazon Business $23.89 1 $23.89
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Big Mo's Toys Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy for Sensory Play - Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Fidget Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, Assorted Colors, One Piece • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Neliblu Sensory Toy For Relaxation - ADHD Fidget Toys - Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer - Toy for Sensory Play, Calming Toy, (1 Piece) Assorted Colors By • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

Materials cost

$236.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.68

Total project goal

$317.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$317.88

4 Donors

-$317.88

Donations toward project cost

-$270.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.68

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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