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Ms. Leonarkis from Mechanicsvlle VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidgets and Toys for the School Counseling Office!

My students need Kinetic Sand Folding Sand Box, Find it Games, Sequin Pillows, Tangle Jf. Original Fidget Toy, Stretchy String Fidgets, Squishy Animal Toys to keep them busy during their time in my counseling office. Using these items helps students to open up and become more willing to share with the counselor.

  • $197 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will be the new school counselor at CHES this upcoming school year (2018-2019). What I know about my students is that they are responsible, respectful, and motivated to make good choices. As a diverse group of K-5 students, I know that they are creative, caring, and full of questions.

Just like any school, my students face challenges that some cannot imagine.

Young students facing things that adults may never experience. Each individual student deserves to have wonderful resources in the school counseling office.

My Project

Students work with school counselors for many different reasons. Most of the time these students are facing challenges in an area of their life that is affecting their learning in school. Fidgets (like the animal squishies, Tangle fidgets, Speks, and sequin pillow) and toys (like the Kinetic Sand, Find It Game, and Metal Pin Art) help to keep students busy when they come into the counseling office.

My students need Kinetic Sand Folding Sand Box, Find it Games, Sequin Pillows, Tangle Jf.

Original Fidget Toy, Stretchy String Fidgets, Squishy Animal Toys to keep them busy during their time in my counseling office. Using these items helps students to open up and become more willing to share with the counselor. Fidgets and toys are known to help students open up and become more willing to share with the counselor when they talk about the challenges they face. They are somewhat of a distraction to the student, and help the conversation to flow more easily. This can result in a quicker solution to what is interfering with their learning.

Ms. Leonarkis
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kinetic Sand Folding Sand Box with 2lbs of • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Speks - Purple Color Set of 512 (2.5mm) Mashable, Smashable, Rollable, Buildable Magnets - Office Toy & Stress Relief for Adults • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Find it Games - Kids Version - The Original Hidden Object Search Adventure • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
16"x16" with INSERT Mermaid Sequin Pillow that Changes Color,Reversible Flip Sequins. Perfect Throw Color Changing Pillow for Home Decor Gift for Mom-Aqua purple • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Set of 3! Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Rhode Island Novelty Pin Point Impressions Metal Pin Art • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
WATINC 12 Pcs Cute Animal Squishy, Kawaii Mini Soft Squeeze Toy,Fidget Hand Toy for Kids Gift,Stress Relief,Decoration,12 Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$134.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.43

Total project goal

$196.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$196.22

3 Donors

-$196.22

Donations toward project cost

-$166.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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