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Ms. Ehlers from Maricopa AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get in the Zone the Green Zone

My students need flexible seating, fidgets, fluorescent light covers, designated places to move and relax, and noise-canceling headphones to support their growth in all academics.

  • $390 goal

This project expired on September 21, 2018.

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My Students

In all honesty, my students are new to me. I'm moving from Illinois to Arizona to meet them for the first time. Despite not knowing their interests or hobbies, I am prepared to ensure we will have the best year yet.

Each day that passes I find a new question to ask, I can't wait to meet my third through fifth-grade class!

SRE is located in Maricopa, Arizona and operates year-round. All that means is I'll have more time to get to know my students throughout the school year.

My Project

Over the last year, I put together a Zones of Regulation Room for my previous school in Illinois. In just a few short months, I saw how the ZONES room impacted many students. One student went from 7 office referrals in a month to only one office referral in the same time span. This year I am packing up my classroom, but leaving the ZONES room behind, as I make my way to Arizona.

The ZONES curriculum provides strategies to help students become more aware of and more independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs, and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts.

The ZONES room provides students with a safe environment for regulating their emotions. While in the ZONES room, students are asked to identify which of the four ZONES they are in: green, yellow, red, or blue. Upon determining what ZONE they are in students choose a tool to help get them back to green, ready to learn.

At the moment, my toolbox is nearly empty. I need your help to fill my toolbox and design a ZONES room in my new classroom. That being said, I am asking for many different tools in hopes of supporting all my students.

With your support, students will have a bean bag chair to sit on and chill. With the diffuser's essential oils in the air and an MP3 player playing calming music, students will soon feel at ease. Fluorescent light covers will dim the harsh lights while noise-canceling headphones will drown out unnecessary noise. Smelly markers provide creative kiddos with an outlet while fidgets keep their hands busy. The folding mat and spots will be used to help students practice moving from one zone to another.

Ms. Ehlers
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 18" H, Blue, LNT-3046-18BL • Amazon Business $60.54 1 $60.54
Everlast Folding Exercise Mat 72-Inch by 24-Inch (Black) • Amazon Business $42.35 1 $42.35
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $35.87 1 $35.87
URPOWER Real Bamboo Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Aromotherapy Diffusers Cool Mist Aroma Diffuser with Adjustable Mist Modes, Waterless Auto Shut-off, 7 Color LED Lights for Home Office • Amazon Business $26.18 1 $26.18
HearTek Kids Earmuffs Hearing Protection with Travel Bag- Junior Ear Defenders For Children, Padded Baby Ear Protection, Infants, Small Adults, Women - Adjustable Protectors Noise Reduction Ear Muffs • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
Mp3 Player, RUIZU X02 Ultra Slim Music Player with FM Radio, Voice Recorder, Video Play, Text Reading, 80 Hours Playback and Expandable Up to 128 GB (Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
BSN Sports Spots Prism (Pack of 6), 9-Feet • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters—2-Pack • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Set of 3! Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Crayola Silly Scents 12 Ct Washable Scented Markers • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
WATINC Jumbo Strawberry Ice Cream&Three Cakes with panda Squishes Stress Relief Soft Toy Slow Rising Squeeze Toys(Strawberry Ice Cream&Three Cakes) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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