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Mrs. Gross from Moberly MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeling Focused!

My students need an updated calm down corner equipped with STEM and sensory materials .

  • $560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a Title I school in Missouri where over 50% of the students in our building receive free or reduced lunches. Many of our students receive Buddy Packs filled with food to eat on the weekends.

Even when faced with challenges our students strive to be respectful, responsible and work hard to put forth their best effort everyday!

It’s my job to create a space at school where students can cultivate a connection, develop skills, and become calm, relaxed, and successful learners!

My Project

The Focus Room at North Park Elementary (K-2) is a new approach to handling disruptive behavior in the classroom setting. The purpose of the Focus Room is to provide a restorative process for students who are having difficulty following school expectations and/or rules. The Focus Room helps students recover so they are able to return to learning rather than be removed from it entirely.

Our Focus Room provides a safe and neutral space to help children calm down and to practice, talk through, and implement emotional regulation skills.

Here, students take steps towards better managing their feelings and work toward re-entering the classroom successfully.

My room and calm down corner are in desperate need of new materials to support our students. If funded, I plan to create a space where our students will have the appropriate materials to facilitate their journey on becoming calm and relaxed learners! Your donation will assist kindergartners, first and second graders in their progress of becoming more socially and emotionally equipped to handle the stress of life.

By giving, you are providing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and sensory tools for all students to use. Students are allowed breaks throughout the day to utilize these tools. Some students enjoy building while others need somthing to fidget.

Students will use these tools to block out distractions, engage the senses, promote regulation, improve focus, increase participation, and therefore enable every student to be available for learning.

Please consider donating to our Focus Room!

Mrs. Gross
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plastic Bins - for Organizing Toys or Closet. Kid's School Storage Bins with Handles. Holds 8.5" x 11" Letter Paper - Flexible & Shatterproof (6 Piece Set) By Rainbow Bins • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Rhode Island Novelty Pin Point Impressions Metal Pin Art • Amazon Business $10.64 3 $31.92
Wall Mounted Clear Acrylic Magazine, Brochure Display Holder Rack, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
Wall Mounted Clear Acrylic Magazine, Brochure Display Holder Rack, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
Learning Resources Time Tracker Mini Visual Timer • Amazon Business $24.13 1 $24.13
14 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys-Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Balls/Twisted Fidget Toys/Mesh And Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape Ball/Stretch Toy for ADD ADHD Stress Relax • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
10 Sensory Processing Toys - Tools; Tangle Jr, Marble Fidgets, Therapy Putty; Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
FUNTOK Tube Building Blocks Set Assembling Toys DIY Pipeline Blocks with Wheels 72 pcs Interlocking Set Construction Building Blocks for Kids • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
130 Pieces - Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Elongdi Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Skoolzy Straws and Connectors Building Kits - 200 pc Fine Motor Skills Interlocking STEM Toys Engineering Bulider Set | Building Toys for Boys & Girls with Travel Tote, Preschool Activity eBook • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
40 PCS Magnetic Tiles Building blocks Toys by DreambuilderToy • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
RisingStar Interlocking Building Castle Blocks - Original & Fun Design Building Block Set for Cognitive Development - STEM Toys for Boys and Girls - 300 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters—2-Pack • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
Fidget Toy Sets - Set of 3 Twisted Fidget Toys, 5 Pack Mesh and Marble Sensory Toys, 3pcs Fidget Squeeze-a-Bean Soybeans for Autism, ADD, ADHD, Relieves Stress, Anti-Anxiety and Stop Nail Biting • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Transparent Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
DNA Stress Ball by YoYa Toys- 3 Pack- Squeezing Stress Relief Ball- For Kids & Adults- Stress Squishy Toys For Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits & More- Risk-Free Sensory Rubber Ball • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys, Stress Balls with Rainbow Pom Ball, Colorful Bouncy Ball / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67

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