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Ms. Hughes from New Orleans LA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Kids have a Calm Corner!

Help me give my students a calm corner to relax in during a crisis or session.

  • $854 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work at an amazing school called Encore Arts Academy. The school's goal is to incorporate the arts alongside the standard learning experience. Many of my children come from difficult backgrounds and struggles at home. School is the most comforting and safe place for a lot of our kids. Because of this, many of our kids suffer from behavior outburst, depression, anxiety, and a lack of social interaction norms. My job as their school social worker is to work with each child, identify what they are struggling with and to work with them as a safe adult that they can grow those areas with. Many of my kids are younger and need other tools such as toys, games, or fidgets to play with as we talk. They are not comfortable to just sit and talk with me about their problems. Because of this, I am asking for donations to help grow the toys and fidgets that my kids can play with as we sit and talk. Anything can help and thank you all so much.

My Project

Many of the kids that I work with come to me during times of stress or crisis. This calm corner would give them a place to sit, relax, and use the fidgets to calm down enough to a place that they would be ready to talk to me about what is going on at that moment. These fidgets that come as accessories are just the things that my young kids love to play with, as they speak to make them feel more comfortable. The bean bag will also be a place that they want to actually come and sit and talk to me as it can be kind of scary to come speak to the school social worker at times. This calm corner would help all of my kids to relax and speak with me about the issues that they are having at school and at home. Thank you all for any help you can give!

Ms. Hughes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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LA993DC Lakeshore Calming Corner Bundle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $630.80 1 $630.80

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