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Ms. Nardone from Manchester CT is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hogwarts Counseling: Creating a Magical Classroom of Self-Regulation

My students need a tee pee to practice taking space and de-escalation skills. They need window decals to create a more private classroom as this particular space has many windows opening up to a corridor.

  • $181 goal

This project expired on December 15, 2018.

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My Students

My school is a Title I school, meaning we have a high percentage of our students living in poverty. Many of my students have a history of trauma and have difficulty managing challenging emotions. Despite this, my students are silly, funny, hardworking, and excited to be at school.

This year, I am creating a themed space where students who struggle with emotional and behavioral challenges can learn new skills to help them succeed in school.

Students will have access to a check-in/check-out program, weekly therapeutic groups, and individual counseling. This space needs materials to help students feel comfortable, safe, and open to learning.

My Project

These materials will help me create a Harry Potter themed counseling classroom for students to receive individual, small group, and larger group counseling in a safe, calming setting. Students will be able to take space and practice self-regulation skills in the tee-pee tent and small area rug which will be created as "Hagrid's Hut." Adhesive panels will be used to cover a large series of windows leading to a corridor and provide a more private space for students to share their thoughts and feelings.

The goal of the Hogwarts-themed counseling classroom will be to provide a safe, nurturing, fun space for students to learn skills that will help them manage their emotions.

Ms. Nardone
Grades 3-5
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Manchester, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CO-Z Teepee Play Tent Foldable for Kids with Banners & Carry Case, CPST Certificated (5 Poles - 72" Height - Tarp Bottom) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
RABBITGOO 3D Crystal Icicles Effect No Glue Static Cling Privacy Glass Window Films 2.95ft By 6.5ft (35.4In. by 78.7In.) • Amazon Business $20.82 2 $41.64

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