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Ms. Ignjatovic from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mental Health Needs During an Unusual School Year!

Help me give my students social-emotional resources that include books, activites, games, sensory stimulating items to meet their mental health needs virtually and in-person!

  • $786 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse group of k-8 children who are wonderful beyond measure! Unfortunately, this pandemic has created a collective sense of anxiety and uncertainty in many of our students and families. Many of my students are having a difficult time managing their feelings on their own and do not have the resources necessary to do so.

The materials in this project will help students cope and manage emotions and express their thoughts and ideas through virtual and in-person counseling.

We are doing the best that we can to meet their needs while we work virtually but it has proven to be difficult without the necessary resources. This project includes activities, books, games, and sensory stimulating items like fidgets, puddy and squeeze balls that will be used in in-person and virtual school counseling.

My Project

This project will help all of my students start a comprehensive school counseling program from their homes and transition to in-school counseling.

With these items students will learn how to cope and manage their feelings, including stress and anxiety.

They will have a space, both virtual and in-person, where they will feel safe and supported and will be able to work through their problems. With these materials, I will be able to fully support students and we will work together to learn healthy coping skills and problem-solving skills, regulate emotions, and build positive relationships.

Ms. Ignjatovic
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 330 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Little SPOT Takes Action! Box Set (8 Books) • Amazon Business $40.01 1 $40.01
A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma (Therapeutic Treasures Collection) • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
A Little SPOT of Life Skills Box Set (8 Books) • Amazon Business $39.68 1 $39.68
A Little SPOT of Emotion Box Set (8 Books) • Amazon Business $39.65 1 $39.65
Classroom Guidance Games: 50 Fun, Inspirational Guidance Games; Reproducible Cards, Boards & Worksheets; and Letters to Parents • Amazon Business $34.06 1 $34.06
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand Combo Pack - 2 LBS each of Blue, Purple and Natural Sand with Castle Molds - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Yoga Stories for Kids: A Path to Resilience and Growth (Mind and Body) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Totem the feel good game, Self-Esteem Game for Team Building, School, Family Bonding, Counseling and Therapy • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
CBT Doodling for Kids: 50 Illustrated Handouts to Help Build Confidence and Emotional Resilience in Children Aged 6–11 • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
4E's Novelty Expandable Ball Fidget Sphere Toy (4 Pack) Expanding Stress Relief Breathing Ball Toys for Kids & Adults - for Anxiety, Yoga, Deep Breathing, ADHD - Expands from 5.6" to 12" • Amazon Business $21.90 1 $21.90
Boley 12 Pack Stress Relief Toys - Latex-Free Assorted Squishy Stress Ball Set - Stress Relief Sensory Toy for Relieving Tension and Fidget Play - ADHD / Anxiety Aid for Kids, Teens, and Adults • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game That Teaches Mindfulness for Kids, Teens and Adults Effective for Self Care, Communication Skills 40 Cards for Play Therapy • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
The Horrible Thing That Happened CBT Counseling Game • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Thoughts and Feelings: A Sentence Completion Card Game • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Therapy Games: Creative Ways to Turn Popular Games Into Activities That Build Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication Skills, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, and Coping Skills • Amazon Business $17.82 1 $17.82
CBT 123: The Hilariously Fun Game That Empowers Kids and Teens to Take Charge of Their Thoughts, Actions, and Emotions - Updated Version • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Cards for Calm. A Therapy Tool Using CBT to Combat Anxiety and Negative Thinking • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Once I Was Very Very Scared • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
The Insomnia Workbook for Teens: Skills to Help You Stop Stressing and Start Sleeping Better (Instant Help Book for Teens) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
YUE Action Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer for Sensory Toys,Children Activity, Calm Relaxing Desk Toys, Anxiety Toys, Autism Toys, ADHD Toys, Assorted Colors, Pack of 3 (Style#3) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
My Many Colored Days • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD: A Skill-Building Workbook to Help You Focus and Succeed • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Motivational Stress Balls for Kids and Adults (5 pack). Motivate and Inspire While Releasing Stress • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Little Scribble SPOT: A Story About Colorful Emotions • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kids: 40 Awesome Activities to Help Children Calm Down, Cope, and Regain Control • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
KIDDY DOUGH Tool Kit for Kids - Party Pack w/Animal Shapes - Includes 24 Colorful Cutters, Molds, Rollers & Play Accessories for Air Dry Clay & Dough • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10 Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2 Oz Cans, Ages 2 & Up, (Amazon Exclusive), Multicolor • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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