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Mr. Gregg from Camden NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Me a Break!

My students need sensory toys, tablets, drawing supplies and other tools to help them reflect and refocus.

  • $699 goal

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My Students

My students from Camden are urban youth in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Many of my students have experienced varying forms of trauma in their childhood.

Many of our students need additional support in dealing with the effects of childhood trauma and a place to relieve stress and anxiety.

Although our students' resilience in the face of challenging circumstances is undeniable, we know that there is more our school can do to provide these students the tools they need to succeed.

My Project

In past years, suspension has been a tool utilized to respond to disruptive classroom behavior.

As we move to keep students in school, reducing out-of-school suspensions by more than 60%, we are looking to create a space where students can reflect on their behavior, take a short break, and allow themselves to re-enter class prepared to learn.

The drawing table, colored pencils and drawing paper will give students an opportunity to share their feelings and emotions through images; the sensory items and Kiddy Dough will give students items to help them settle and reflect; the yoga mats will allow students to practice yoga and meditation as a means of centering themselves and gaining greater self-control; and, lastly, the tablets will allow students to utilize educational programs to continue improving their literacy and math knowledge while taking a break from their classroom.

Mr. Gregg
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 75 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STUDIO DESIGNS Comet Center with Stool Silver / Black 13325 • Amazon Business $104.99 1 $104.99
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Blue • Amazon Business $14.95 3 $44.85
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Blue • Amazon Business $14.95 3 $44.85
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters-2-Pack • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
Noa Store LED Calming Autism Sensory Light Projector Toy Relax Blue Night Music Projection • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Sax Drawing Paper - 12 x 18 inches - 80 pound - Pack of 500 - White • Amazon Business $27.25 1 $27.25
EDsports 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Fidget Anti Stress Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment-Stress Relax Toys for ADD/ADHD Child Adults • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Kiddy Dough 36 Pack of Color - Mega Modeling & Sculpting Playset With 36 Individual 3-Ounce Cans Exclusive Bulk Party Pack - Non Toxic - Conforms to ASTM D4236 • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
RELAX RENEW RELEASE Portable Fidget Toy Sensory Stimulation Bundle (8 items) + 1 Bonus Item • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Poco Divo 2-person Family Camping Dome Backpacking Tent • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Consequences • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
3 Pack Senbowe Digital Kitchen Timer/ Cooking Timer with Large Display Screen, Loud Sounding Alarm, Strong Magnetic Backing, Retractable Stand • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Kinetic Sand Sand Tray - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 24-Count • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Temper Tamers In a Jar®: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24

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