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Mrs. Divine from Mounds OK is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Self-Awareness

Help me give my students a "garden" to use as a place to go in order to reflect and gain a more clear sense of awareness.

  • $297 goal

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My Students

We all know that schools have become a “safe place” for many students. Students these days struggle with more emotional stresses than ever before. I think you would agree that the things that our kiddos struggle with are much heavier than what we saw as a child. The world is changing at a rapid pace! I want school to be a safe place, a place they feel like they can forget about the outside world and focus on themselves. That is why I created a “Calm Down Corner” in my classroom... but let’s be real for a minute... when you need to calm down... does it help you if someone says calm down? Nope... me either... So I’ve decided to change it up some and go with a theme. Thanks in advance for being willing to support our school.

My Project

I am creating a "garden" area that will allow students... some that have sensory issues... to have a space to go when they need to separate themselves from their peers. This area will allow the student to get away to a spot that will have various different tools for them to use to be able to refocus and get ready to rejoin the rest of their class.

The artificial grass will offer a setting that not only sets the atmosphere of a garden but also provides a sensory outlet for students that need it.

Being able to partition the area off with the curtain will help those students that need to feel like they are in a safe place and cannot be seen by other students. The various other plants, etc will help make it feel like a real garden and the fun camping chair will make a great place for them to relax and regroup.

Mrs. Divine
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nearly Natural 5929 44in. Ficus Tree with Decorative Planter • Amazon Business $68.54 1 $68.54
ZGR Artificial Garden Grass 4' x 6' (24 Square ft) Fake Grass, Dog Potty Grass, Soft Pet Turf Grass Mat, Non Toxic, Thick Lawn Puppy Potty Training, Dog Mat Pad, Perfect for Indoor/Outdoor Landscape • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Satisfounder Curved Shower Rod Rustproof Aluminum Alloy Wall Mount Corner Bathroom Shower Curtain Rod Covers Wall Area of 35 to 35 Inches, Arc Radius 16 Inches (White) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Casaluxe Potted Artificial Eucalyptus, Boxwood and Rosemary Plants, Set of 3 – Two-Toned Plastic Fake Greenery in Cement-Colored Paper Pulp Pots – Stylish, Modern Farmhouse Decor, 7 x 8 inches • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Pacific Play Tents Ruby Red Kids Super Folding Chair • Amazon Business $19.26 1 $19.26
Norbi Willow Voile Tulle Room Window Curtain Sheer Voile Panel Drapes Curtain 39.4'' x 78.8" L (Green B) • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66

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