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Ms. Poskute from San Mateo CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Revamp Our Calm Corner

My students need various sensory and fidget toys, bean bag chairs, floor pillows, and shelving to store sensory corner materials.

  • $368 goal

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My Students

I work with eight wonderfully unique, imaginative, and bright 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. All seven of them have different strengths, weaknesses, and of course seven very distinct ways of processing and understanding information being taught.

Through my time teaching in SDC classrooms, I have learned that the one guaranteed way to "reach" most, if not all of my students is to present and teach information through the use of fun manipulatives and engaging hands-on activities.

Such activities allow the students to "see" the concept presented, explore, gain a sense of independence, and build an understanding that makes sense to them.

My Project

After many years of working in an SDC classroom, I have learned that one of the most important things most of my students need in order to self regulate and be successful, is access to sensory breaks. Often enough, these breaks need to take place in a specially designated area, removed/divided off from the main classroom, and designed to meet the sensory needs of all of my students. This area usually contains a wide range of sensory tools such as; fidgets, bean bag chairs, sand play, squishes, and visual/auditory play toys along with comfortable furniture of various textures and designs. This area is usually utilized during times of sensory overload, sensory diet, free time breaks, and a place to cool down. We currently have a designated area such as this, which we call the Calm Corner. Unfortunately, majority of the materials we own are 4 years old and slowly falling apart due to the heavy use they receive. It would be wonderful for me to surprise my students this school year with a brand new Calm Corner with storage to hold the supplies! My students would be beyond happy and appreciative to have a revamped area to go to during times of need.

Ms. Poskute
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Zebra • Amazon Business $29.97 2 $59.94
Brentwood 3438 Crown Chenille Floor Cushion, 24-Inch, Purple • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Sanho Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Large,9-12 years old, 56''LX28''W Blue • Amazon Business $32.98 1 $32.98
ClosetMaid 8985 Stackable 3-Shelf Organizer, Espresso • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys Rainbow Pom Colorful Bouncy Stress Toy • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Toysmith Classic Pin Art (Black) • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
The Original Fidget - Blue, Green & Black Circle Sequin Pillow Fidget Toy for Sensory Therapy to Relieve Stress and Increase Focus for Adults and Kids. Helps with ADHD ADD Autism by Little Monkey- 3C • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
SHAWE Kids Toy, More than 90 Pieces Mighty Molecules Big Size,Interlocking Solid PE Plastic Building Sets,Educational Games,Sensory Fidget Toys,Safe Material for Kids,Package with Reusable Bag • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
BEEYEO 20Pcs Squishy Toys, Party Favors Mochi Squishies Mini Squeeze Funny Toy Soft Stress and Anxiety Relief Toys for Kids/Adults Random Color • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17
Purple Ladybug Novelty Pack of 10 Stretchy String Sensory Toys for Stress Relief - Great as Fidget Toys for Kids & Children, Office & Desk Toys, Figit Toy Gift for Boys, Girls, and Adults! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$255.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$312.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.10

Total project goal

$367.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$367.35

3 Donors

-$317.35

Donations toward project cost

-$269.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.60

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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