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Mr. E. from Spokane WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm and Take a Sensory Break

My students need processing and regulation tools such as putty, sensory press and stay blocks, and sensory balls to support their sensory and emotional needs.

  • $215 goal

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My Students

My students represent a highly diverse and unique population. My students are eager and motivated learners. For so many of our students, our school is home. We have 94% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, so many of the opportunities and resources we offer, are the only ones students can access. For this reason, we as a staff are committed to providing students with every possible support and opportunity that we can.

We are a safe haven for so many of our students, offering interventions, tools, and strategies to support their social, emotional and academic needs.

Our students are incredible and deserve every support and opportunity that we provide them.

My Project

There are many students at our elementary school that struggle with the ability to control or regulate their emotions when they are in a heightened and high-stress situation. This is partly because we have a high number of students who have experienced some form of trauma in their life. These students carry a very heavy load and operate at a continual level of stress. At our school, we are sensitive to these experiences and have taken steps to ensure that students have everything they need when they enter our building.

One of the ways we support students is by offering them a regulation and break space in all classrooms.

In each one of these spaces, students are able to access tools like the putty, sensory press and stay blocks, or the sensory balls to help them calm and enter into some regulatory practices and strategies. This project would help expand this toolbox, reaching and allowing even more students an opportunity to utilize these tools, especially when they are in an escalated state.

The purpose of these tools will be solely for regulation and calming purposes, which will hopefully allow the student to enter back into the learning successfully. Our hope is that students utilize these tools and this space as readily as they need for their emotional and sensory needs.

As students access the space more and more, we want to be able to reinforce the successful use of the space and the tool by offering them a small prize from the prize box! It's important that students be acknowledged for utilizing and accessing regulation strategies when needed.

Our mission at our school is to provide students with the resources and tools they need to to be successful and productive learners.

Mr. E.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Super Jumbo Toy Assortment Includes A Vast Variety Of Over 200 Toys And Prizes For Parties, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Doctors/Dentists Office Prize Box Fillers (Sold By Smile Novelty) • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98
S&S Worldwide Soothing Pat Mat • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Find it Games Kids Version - The Original Hidden Object Search Adventure • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Mini Tins Holiday (Christmas) "Icicle" Glow in the Dark, "Ornament" Red Sparkle & "Evergreen" Green Scented Gift Set Bundle - 3 Pack (Limited Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Purple Ladybug Novelty Pack of 10 Stretchy String Sensory Toys for Stress Relief - Great as Fidget Toys for Kids & Children, Office & Desk Toys, Figit Toy Gift for Boys, Girls, and Adults! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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