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Mrs. Heimkreiter from Brandon FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can Control my Emotions!

Help me give my students tools to calm down when they are upset with STEM puzzles and resources that will engage their minds so that they can shift their focus when they are angry.

  • $438 goal

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My Students

I teach students in a title I school in central Florida. I work mostly students in grades kindergarten through 2nd grade with an occasional student in an intermediate grade. I work with lowest students in our school who need assistance in reading, math, independent functioning, behavior and social skills.

I work with students on IEPs who lack social skills and have behavioral concerns.

I want to help them exceed both academically and socially. I believe you can not educate a child until they are ready to learn. Until they are ready they will continue to make minimal progress and growth.

My Project

I am asking for a variety of resources to help my students control their emotions. I have chosen several different types of fidgets that my students can have with them in class so when they are upset they can use taught self soothing techniques. They can focus on their fidget and not on what is making them upset.

These fidgets and STEM Puzzles will help give my students the power to control themselves and de-escalate independently.

I have selected several STEM puzzles. I have had great success with using them with students who are upset as a distraction technique. They will engage with the puzzle and begin to calm down. I have students who will ask for them when they are upset! I want to provide them with more variety and spread them out throughout the school.

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

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

This project will reach 20 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sand Timer,Outgeek Hourglass Sandglass Clock Timer Set Colorful Creative Management Timer Desk Decoration for Games Classroom Home Office Desk Kitchen Decoration 6PCS • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Time Timer Original 8 inch; 60 Minute Visual Timer – Classroom Or Meeting Countdown Clock for Kids and Adults (Black) • Amazon Business $26.10 2 $52.20
Jalousie 24 PCs Sensory Toy Fidget Stress Relief Toy for Adults and Kids - Conform to ASTM Toy Standard Value Bundle - Include Squeeze Balls Stretchy Strings Squishy Toy Puzzle Rubber Stringy Ball • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Elongdi Sensory Fidget Toys Set [ 21 Pack ] Bundle Sensory Toys Set - Fidget Pad/Mochi Toys/Squeeze-a-Bean/Magic Ball/Stretchy Strings/Bike Chain/Mesh Marble/Squeeze Toys/Fluffy Slime • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
IgenToys Magnetic Blocks for Kids: Includes 100 Colorful Magnetic Tiles, Storage Box, and Building Booklet - Educational Toy for Boys and Girls (100 PCS) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Neon Mesh Squish Ball - 3 inches Cool and Fun Stress Reliever Squishy - 12 Pack - Great Party Favor, Party Bag Stuffer, Gift Ideas - Therapy Ball – by Kidsco • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94
WANBOSI Intelligent 3D Labyrinth Puzzle Maze Ball 5.1-Inch Puzzles Game Balance Board Game Brain Teaser Maze Toys Games for Adults and Children • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Kids Balance Penguin Desk Game - Happytime Balance Table Desktop Game Penguin Teeter board Puzzle Strategy Game for Families with Children • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
BeYumi Marble Fidget Toys (20 PCS) - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and Those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Smiley Man Stretchy Toy (Set Of 24) Sensory Gel Toy For Kids And Adults, Stress And Anxiety Relief Fidget Toy For Autism And ADHD, Cute, Colorful Party Favor Toy With Colorful Box [Ages 3] By Pick A T • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
KeNeer Maze Ball Mini 3D Magic Puzzle Intelligence & Idea Maze Game Toys - Hard Challenging Labyrinth Gifts for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Balancing Toys Plastic Chairs, Multiplayer Balance Game Chairs Stacking Tower 18 Chair Toys and 10 puzzle twist sticks Set Interesting Stack Board Games • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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