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Ms. Carroll from Madison WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us THRIVE through MINDFULNESS and REGULATION TOOLS!

Help me give my students the opportunity to thrive by providing them tools that will help them learn about their needs and how to support their needs such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, and mental health education.

  • $607 goal

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My Students

I am from a school district that has initiatives such as Restorative Justice Black Excellence. What does this mean for schools? It means that we work hard to make school a place where students feel safe, welcomed, and valued, especially our students of color. My fabulous staff and community works hard to make strides towards these goals.

I work with all of the students in my building as the school psychologist, and help support school-wide systems to build a positive community as well as more individual student needs such as emotion regulation and anxiety needs.

My students are dedicated, joyful, charismatic, resilient kids that deserve every opportunity to thrive!

My Project

One of my students with anxiety had difficulty identifying and managing her own feelings of anxiety. She knew that she was feeling unhappy, but couldn't find the words to describe her feelings or how she might be able to help herself. When I introduced a book to her, Wilma Jean the Worry Machine, a story about a girl about her age with anxiety and how she coped, my student was able to relate to some of the feelings that Wilma Jean experienced and begin to identify her needs and how to manage her feelings.

By learning about a character that she could relate to, that book opened the door to discovering WHAT her needs were and HOW she can cope.

With materials such as culturally relevant books, literature to teach social emotional skills, materials to practice those learned skills, tools to normalize mental health needs and support strategies such as mindfulness, I can help other students discover WHAT their needs are and HOW they can thrive at school. With these tools, I can continue working towards the goal of integrating restorative justice into the fabric of my school.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Aqua Blue) • Amazon Business $13.95 2 $27.90
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders • Amazon Business $27.24 1 $27.24
We! Connect Cards Icebreaker Questions Trust Building Games Teambuilding Activities Conversation Starters for Meetings and Workplace As Seen on TEDx (60 Cards) • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Kinetic Sand, 1Lb Shimmering Black Onyx Magic Sand for Ages 3 & Up • Amazon Business $21.01 1 $21.01
Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game That Teaches Mindfulness for Kids, Teens and Adults | Effective for Self Care, Communication Skills | 40 Cards for Play Therapy • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
When Sadness is at Your Door • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Kids and Adults,Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy-Perfect for ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Emoji Feelings Thumball - 4" • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
CBT 123 Version 2.0: The Hilariously Fun Game That Empowers Kids and Teens to Take Charge of Their Thoughts, Actions, and Emotions - Updated Version • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Princess and the Fog: A Story for Children with Depression • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Homz Plastic Storage, Modular Stackable Storage Bins with Blue Latching Handles, 15.5 Quart, Clear, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
I Am Jazz • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Special Supplies DNA Squish Stress Ball (4-Pack) Squeeze, Color Sensory Toy - Relieve Tension, Stress - Home, Travel and Office Use - Fun for Kids and Adults (Squishy) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Teach Peach Assorted Motivational Stress Balls, Fun Fidget Toys for Kids, Teenagers, and Adults, Perfect Unique Gift Idea, Green 3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes, Social Dice, Autism Therapy, Ice Breaker Cubes, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
How To Get Unstuck From The Negative Muck: A Kid's Guide To Getting Rid Of Negative Thinking • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
It Takes a Village: Picture Book • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Big Tree is Sick: A Story to Help Children Cope with the Serious Illness of a Loved One • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Meh: A Story About Depression • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wilma Jean - The Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
4E's Novelty Expandable Ball Fidget Toy, Great Expanding Sphere Toy for Kids, Hand Catch Breathing Flower Balls, Pack of 1 Colors May Vary, for Stress Relief and Anxiety • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Blue, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wilma Jean, The Worry Machine Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

Materials cost

$470.42

Vendor shipping charges

$7.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$515.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.96

Total project goal

$606.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$606.42

12 Donors

-$563.10

Donations toward project cost

-$487.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.92

match offer

-$33.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$28.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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