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Ms. Sands from New York NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Deep Breath! A Calming Space to Reflect and Reset

Help me give my students a calm, supportive space outside of the classroom. The chairs for this meeting space will allow us to sit together and work through issues that may be negatively impacting their day.

  • $1,246 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"There is a space to choose our response" -Viktor Frankel

I like to think of the School Culture Office as that space; a space where our students in grades K-12, can have a moment to think, feel calm, and get the support they need to help them be their best self.

My students are intelligent and motivated to do their best. We are a large K-12 school that celebrates the whole child and we recognize that while academics are important, so are the social emotional needs and mental health of all of our students.

My space is about building social skills; a place to get the support needed to be our best through social emotional learning. We work on strengthening and building relationships, being kind, respectful community members, and finding strategies to support their mental health needs.

My Project

Our school community recognizes that learning goes beyond academics. A big part of our day is learning how to be better versions of ourselves: how to be a better friend, how to resolve conflict peacefully, and how to handle and manage the many emotions that we can experience in a single school day.

Having a calm, supportive space outside of the classroom allows students to take charge of their emotional well being; it helps them make choices that work best for not only themselves but for the school community.

Sometimes we will meet as a group at a table to resolve conflicts with our peers. The chairs for this meeting space will allow us to sit together and work through issues that may be negatively impacting our day. Sometimes emotions get the best of us, and my students will use the couch and beanbag in the calming area to take some deep breaths! In addition, having comfortable chairs to complete assignments will provide them the quiet space needed away from classroom distractions.

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Homelegance Track Arm Loveseat with Metal Accent Leg Leather Gel Match, Grey • Amazon Business $417.14 1 $417.14
Signature Design by Ashley D583-02 Dining Chair, Beige • Amazon Business $104.54 2 $209.08
Mobile Dry Erase Board – 40x28 inches Magnetic Portable Whiteboard Stand Easel White Board Flipchart Easel Board with 25 Sheets Paper Pad • Amazon Business $127.09 1 $127.09
HomePop Upholstered Chunky Textured Tufted Storage Ottoman with Hinged Lid, Gray • Amazon Business $88.53 1 $88.53
Essentials Swivel Armless Mid Back Mesh Task Chair - Ergonomic Computer/Office Chair (ESS-3000) • Amazon Business $41.85 2 $83.70
Big Joe Lumin Chair, Limo Black • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
nuLOOM Handwoven Boho Rochell Colorful Area Rug, 3' x 5', Magenta • Amazon Business $18.22 1 $18.22

Materials cost

$1,013.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,058.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$186.88

Total project goal

$1,245.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,245.84

2 Donors

-$1,178.36

Donations toward project cost

-$1,016.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$161.90

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.48

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$0.00

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