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Mrs. Ghizoni from Brooklyn Park MN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Curing Childhood Trauma Through Cuddles & Self-Regulation

Help me give my students fun, warm, and engaging tools for self-regulation in the classroom.

  • $203 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We serve a diverse community of students with unlimited potential! Our school is a unique school in that 90% of our student population receives Free and Reduced lunch and 43% of our student population speaks a language other than English at home. Some of the families we serve have experienced financial hardships, poverty, and even homelessness. These traumatic experiences can put great stress on our youngest learners at school. Despite these challenges our students excel every day and are very resilient!

My Project

Childhood trauma is a reality that many of our students face day to day. These experiences can cause children to experience extreme stress, fear, and hopelessness in situations that are beyond their control. Dealing with trauma makes it very difficult to focus on learning. We strive to create a school environment that allows students to feel nurtured, valued and safe.

As a Responsive Classroom community we teach our students strategies that help them to self-regulate when they become overwhelmed.

The Sootheze stuffed animals will be used as resources for students to help overcome feelings of anxiety and stress at school.

Mrs. Ghizoni
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 20 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weighted Lap Pad for Kids by Sootheze - 5 lbs Weighted Blanket - Washable - Great for Sensory Issues Such as ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Stress - Drooper Sr. Stuffed Animal • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Sootheze Tiger - Weighted Sensory Microwavable Stuffed Animal - Hot & Cold Therapy - Perfect for Autism, ADHD, Occupational Therapy • Amazon Business $49.90 1 $49.90
Sootheze Weighted Lap Pad for Kids Smooth Kitty - Weighted Neck Wrap - Great to Calm and Ground Children with Sensory Issues - Perfect for ADHD, Anxiety, Hyperactivity • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95

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