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Mrs. Hanley from Anchorage AK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

IGNITE Students Need a Peace Corner for Inner Reflection

My students need sofas, tents, and pillows for a peace corner for self reflection and peaceful resolution.

  • $273 goal

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My Students

"That was the best feeling I've ever had." These words were spoken by a 5th grade student after completing a model of a roller coaster made from only paper and tape. Weeks of hard work and trial and error went into the project. Our program serves over 70 students who have a demonstrated educational need for gifted enrichment. They come from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and work together on projects across all academic areas.

Our program is needs based, so all students who qualify are able to attend.

No one is turned away due to a lack of space or funding. IGNITE students require additional depth and complexity in their educational program. They attend class for 2-3 hours per week and benefit from project-based learning activities.

My Project

The IGNITE program serves gifted students in a Montessori environment. Montessori teaches students to self-regulate their emotions through the use of a peace corner. Peace corners allow students free access to a safe space when they are feeling sad, angry, overwhelmed, or just need space to themselves.

The pop up tent, mermaid pillows, orthopedic bed, and squishy balls will combine to provide a private space with tactile stimulation where students can go to self reflect and decompress.

These items will contribute to our classroom environment by helping students develop their social emotional skills and be able to identify when their emotions require self-regulating.

Mrs. Hanley
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 76 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FurHaven Orthopedic Ultra Plush Sofa-Style Couch Pet Bed Dogs Cats, Gray, Jumbo • Amazon Business $45.99 2 $91.98
Alvantor Indoor Children Play Toddler Kids Pop up Tent Boys Girls Toys Outdoor Houses 8017 Giant Party 58”x58 x47 • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
ANKIT Mermaid Pillow Reversible Sequin Pillow That Changes Color - Blue Gold Holographic Sequin Pillow • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
ANKIT Mermaid Pillow Reversible Sequin Pillow That Changes Color - Rainbow Silver Holographic Throw Pillow • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mesh Squishy Ball (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49

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