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Mrs. Calhoun from Kosciusko MS is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm and Release Stress

Help me give my students a variety of stress relieving devices for use in my classroom.

  • $183 goal

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My Students

My school district is part of a rural community with 80% of the student population coming from low income households.

My students are intellectually gifted 3rd grade students.

Students come to my classroom through a weekly 2 1/2 hour "pull-out program" twice a week for a total of 5 hours per week. My class size ranges from 6 to 10 students. I have a total of 41 students.

My students come to my classroom excited to explore the world of critical thinking skills, creativity, group dynamics, communication, research, effective and life skills, and self-directed learning.

My Project

My students are intellectually gifted and come to my classroom as a pull-out program at our school. Some of my students are prone to stress and anxiety due to their high intellect. Through my gifted curriculum, students learn techniques and coping skills to relieve this stress and anxiety. Often gifted students are faced with other conditions such as, ADHD, ADD, Autism, OCD, and Asperger Syndrome which makes it even more difficult for them to stay focused.

I have read many research articles that show that physical activity helps to increase focus and attention while students are sitting at their desk.

I like to provide opportunities for movement that some of my students have been craving all day in their general education classrooms.

I would like to provide a variety of devices for my students that need to move. The chair bands will be great for those wiggling feet as well as the little feet that don't quit touch the floor. The Marble Sensory Fidget, Kinetic Art Asteroid, Magnetic Art Moons & Stars, Magnetic Sculpture, Snake Cube, and Speed Cube Set will provide great resources for calming sensory strategies. I feel that all of these devices will help students relieve stress when needed and be able to remain focused, engaged, and at peace in my classroom.

Mrs. Calhoun
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Busy Bands : Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet : Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity : Size: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Thick to Support Kicking (20) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
ScienceGeek Kinetic Art Asteroid - Electronic Perpetual Motion Desk Toy Home Decoration • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
Speed Cube Set, Aitey Cube Bundle 2x2 3x3 Pyramid and Skew Speed Cube Magic Smooth Cube Puzzle Toy for Kids [4 Pack] • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Zonon 30 Pieces Fidget Toys Marble Sensory Fidget Stress Relief Toys for Adults Kids to Release Anxiety and Stress, Improve Concentration • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
LiKee 171 Pieces Magnetic Sculpture Magnet Building Blocks Fidget Toys Desk Decor for Intelligence Development and Stress Relief • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
12 Pack 24 Blocks Magic Snake Cube, Mini Plastic Puzzle Cube, Fidget Toys ,Mini Snake Speed Cubes for Kids Party Bag Filler, Random Colors, Party Supplies • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Magnetic Art Moons & Stars • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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