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Ms. Scheele from Burien WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Students Calm Down With Tools and Meaningful Workbooks

My students need calm down tools and emotional regulation workbooks to learn valuable social skills! Included in this project are a punching bag with gloves, squishy toys, coloring books, workbooksl, and more.

  • $261 goal

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My Students

My classroom is located in Washington state at a Title I school. Students at my school are hardworking, kind, eager individuals. Many students are first and second generation citizens from Africa, South America and Asia. About forty-two percent of students qualify for English Language Learner services, but up to fifty percent of students speak a language other than English in the home. Our differing cultures, backgrounds, economic statuses and languages provide richness in the classroom, but we also face challenges. One challenge is that we are incredibly underfunded. At our school, eighty-three percent of our students qualify for free or reduced price school lunch. There are so many experiences and learning opportunities I wish I could have with our students if only I had the means.

My Project

Kids with good self-regulation can pay attention to classroom activities and ignore distractions. They can remember directions long enough to carry out a task and resist impulses. All of these skills may give the advantage to succeed in school. Please help provide resources for 23 wonderful and deserving 2nd-grade students who need to regulate emotions in the classroom. My goal is to increase social-emotional intelligence by providing students with calm down tools and workbooks that teach skills to handle stress, anger, depression, and other difficult emotions and situations students deal with daily.

Among the resources are squishy toys to help with anger and excess energy, a punching bag, question games to explore emotions, pinwheels to practice belly breaths, a glitter wand to watch and calm down, as well as other tools.

I am also asking for emotional regulation workbooks I can use to help teach my students skills that they lack that will be useful throughout their lives. Thank you in advance for helping my students develop social-emotional regulation independence.

Ms. Scheele
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Punching bag with Boxing Gloves Speed Ball Adjustable Boxing Set with 1 Pair Gloves and Hand Air Pump for Anti-Stress Fitness for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Squishy Toys Pack Kawaii Squishies Slow Rising Cat Hamburger Squishy Cute Squishy Milk Box and Squishies Teeth Jumbo Pink Squishy for Girls Adults Stress Relief and Party Decoration Toys • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Angry Octopus Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm: A Self-help Kid's Coloring Book for Overcoming Anxiety, Anger, Worry, and Stress • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Mad: A Workbook to Help Kids Control Their Anger • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and Transitions (Instant Help) • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
My Feeling Better Workbook: Help for Kids Who Are Sad and Depressed • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
The Anxiety Workbook for Kids: Take Charge of Fears and Worries Using the Gift of Imagination • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Kids: A DBT-Based Skills Workbook to Help Children Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with Others • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Sensory Toy For Relaxation - ADHD Fidget Toy - Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer - Toy for Sensory Play, Calming Toy, (1 Piece) Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Temper Tamers In a Jar®: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24
Plastic Pinwheels, Assorted Colors (Lot of 12) • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
Toysmith Wacky Tracks (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $5.37 1 $5.37
Feelings In a Jar® • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65

Materials cost

$173.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$221.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.07

Total project goal

$260.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$260.45

5 Donors

-$260.45

Donations toward project cost

-$221.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.07

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$0.00

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