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Ms. Chaney from Knightdale NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring and Learning All about Our Emotions

Help me give my students dollhouse dolls that look like them, a variety of sensory fidgets that they can use throughout the day, and games that we can play that will support social and emotional learning.

  • $295 goal

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My Students

I am fortunate to work with a diverse group Pre-K through 5th grade students. They are creative problem-solvers who work hard to overcome challenges. They have hearts of gold, and I feel blessed to work with each of them.

My students beam with pride and excitement as they learn new skills and share with others.

My Project

My students will be so excited to have a variety of fidget toys that they can squish, pull, bend, and explore as they complete their work in class. Sometimes having a squishy brain ball or object to hold is just what a student needs to meet their sensory needs and help them to focus on the learning at hand.

I look forward to seeing my students' faces as they see the dolls that look like and resemble them; the dollhouse in my room is one of my students' favorite places to play and practice their communication skills with a friend or two.

Students will enjoy listening to and reading The Color Monster: A Story of Emotions. They will learn to identify and express their own emotions and will be able to help our dolls act them out as well!

Ms. Chaney
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
DD967 Lakeshore Pose Play Dolls African American Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
DD966 Lakeshore Pose Play Dolls Hispanic Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
Mad Dragon: An Anger Control Card Game • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Special Supplies DNA Squish Stress Ball (4-Pack) Squeeze, Color Sensory Toy - Relieve Tension, Stress - Home, Travel and Office Use - Fun for Kids and Adults (Squishy) • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Fun Express Rubber Brain-Shaped Erasers | 24 Count | Great for Themed Birthday Parties, Halloween Trick-or-Treating, School or Classroom, Prizes & Favors • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Brain Stress Reliever – Pack of 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Punch Cards (Pack of 100) Incentive Loyalty Reward Card for Classroom Business Kids Behavior Students Teachers - 3.5" x 2" Inches • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What If? In a Jar: Questions and Dilemmas to Get Kids Thinking About Choices • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Temper Tamers In a Jar®: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Monkey Fidgetz Mesh-and-Marble Fidget Toy - 8-Pack - Stress/Anxiety Relief for Adults and Kids - Great Mesh and Marble Toys for Sensory Need - BPA-Free - by Impresa • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
TANGLE BrainTools Imagine - Fidget to Focus (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47

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