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Ms. Herrmann from West Jordan UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm, and Grow On!

Help me give my students materials like pillows for a calm space they can go to when the world is falling apart. They learn best when they feel safe and calm!

  • $308 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is a Self-Contained Behavioral Unit. These students have experienced severe trauma in their lives from very young ages. Many have been in foster care and group homes. These kids are amazing and very resilient. Our classroom is able to help them feel safe and stable.

My goal is to provide a space that is comfortable and structured.

I want these students to gain confidence so they may return to regular classrooms, and eventually, their neighborhood school. These students deserve the same opportunities as all of their peers.

My Project

My students are amazing and work hard, but have more disadvantages than their typical peers. I am creating an area for them where they can feel safe and calm during the school day.

Let's give these student's a calming space to help them when times are the most difficult!

For my project, I have selected different items to add to a calming place. Students will be able to utilize the pillows, beds, and stuffed animals to help soothe them when they are agitated. Additionally, each item has a different texture, so children may advocate for themselves by selecting the item they feel is most helpful for them.

When students are agitated they also benefit from fidgets to keep their hands busy or minds on something positive. The fidgets I have selected all have different textures and functions, so students may find the right fit for their needs.

Once a child's basic needs are met, they are at their best time for learning. After they are calm and able to regulate their emotions, they can practice social skill through the games and activities I have chosen.

I hope for the very best for my students. School is challenging, particularly when you have a disability. They deserve to have a safe and calming area they can grow in!

Ms. Herrmann
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Constructive Playthings Set of Six 9" sq. Textured Pillows Each with a Different Sensorial Experience for Ages 18 Months and Up • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Big Joe 0630250 Chartreuse Polka Dot Classic Bean Bag Chair, White • Amazon Business $33.05 1 $33.05
WONDER MIRACLE Fuzzy Deluxe Pet Beds, Round Cat Bed, Small or Medium Dog Bed. Super Soft, Cozy and Cute Puppy Bed. Luxury Fur Donut Pet Bed, Two Sides Reversible and Durable (24" x 24", Lavender) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Thought-Spot I Know What to Do Cards for Taking Control of Your Feelings/Emotions; Helps Children Identify Their Feelings & Emotions; Hardcover and Laminated • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
AmazonBasics Pet Dog Bed Pad - 29 x 21 x 3 Inch, Grey Swirl • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Peaceable Kingdom Hoot Owl Hoot - Cooperative Matching Game For Kids • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Moosh-Moosh 12” – Large Softest Plush Premium Squishy Pillow Series 2 – Lots of Different Award Winning Animals and Unique Stories – Snuggle and Stack – Endless Fun Corey • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Moosh-Moosh 12” – Large Softest Plush Premium Squishy Pillow Series 3 – Lots of Different Award Winning Animals and Unique Stories – Snuggle and Stack – Endless Fun Itsy • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Soft Pillow/Plush by Cuddle Cloud for Cuddling & Relaxing, Cute, Comfort, Inspirational, Extra Soft, Throw able, Also for Travel, Easy to Clean, Machine Washable, White, “JOY” Embroidered face & Name, Sold by SimplyComforts. Enjoy, Get Yours Now! • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Stress Relief Fidget Sensory Toys Set –10 Small Quiet Metal Antistress Fingers Rings For Men, Women, Adults, Teens & 5+ Children – Ideal For People With OCD, ADHD, ADD & Autism Sensory Desk Games • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90

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