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Ms. Lizzy from Minneapolis MN is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Emotional Regulation for the Classroom

Help me give my students digital resources to use as alternatives to being on their cellphones as well as fidgets to use as a calming strategy so they can access their academics.

  • 1 donor
  • $533 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Project

I am a special education resource teacher at a Minneapolis public school high school in a pullout English classroom. I work with a wide variety of students who have individualized education programs (ASD, EBD, SLD, DCD, OHD). I have students who need fidgets or things to do with their hands at any given time as an emotional regulation strategy. The items on my project list also serve as a classroom alternative to being on their phones. I want my students to learn and unfortunately, phones have become a huge distraction despite school-wide policies. I have a few fidgets and puzzles in my room and have found them to be an amazing transition away from their phones and as a means to calm emotions across the spectrum. The Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards will be used to incorporate differentiated literacy lessons for my students. The goal is to find a literacy lesson that incorporates movement into their learning.

Ms. Lizzy
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 2 $200.00
1500 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Table - 6 Drawers, Puzzle Board | 27” X 35” Jigsaw Puzzle Board Portable - Portable Puzzle Table | for Adults and Kids • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
CERROPI Large Newtons Cradle Pendulum with 7 Balls, Physics Perpetual Motion Desk Toys for Office, Calm Down Fidgets, 50+ Sec Swingtime (Beech Base) • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Magnetic Rings Fidget Toy Set, Idea ADHD Fidget Toys, Adult Fidget Magnets Spinner Rings for Anxiety Relief Therapy, Fidget Pack Great Gift for Adults Teens Kids (B-1) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
3D Metal Pin Art Board(6 x 8 Inches) Arouse Sense of Imagination,Innovative Boundless Creativity for Boys Girls • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
YongnKids Amaze 3D Gravity Memory Sequential Maze Ball Puzzle Toy Gifts for Kids Adults - Challenges Game Lover Tiny Balls Brain Teasers Game (Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
DUOBAO Sequin Fabric Reversible Sequin Fabric by The Yard Turquoise to Lavender Mermaid Sequin Fabric Sequince Material Sequin Fabric Backdrop for Pictures Teal • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
TRACYCY Orbit Ball Toy, Fidget Cubes Top Spinning Toy, as Stress Relief Gifts & Creative Decompression Toys, Puzzle Games for Kids Children Adults • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39

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