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Mrs. Jones from Gainesville FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness Matters-Keep Calm and Move On!

My students need items to help them calm down in order to have a meaningful conversation about their behavior. These items will provide a calming and organized space.

  • $421 goal

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My Students

I am a Behavior Resource Teacher. The students that are sent to me for misbehavior are about 90% African American. They attend a Title One school where all students received free breakfast and lunch. Many of the students are classified as Special Education students with a wide range of disabilities. Some of my students have learning disabilities, ADHD, cognitive problems, behavior problems, as well as low self-esteem. They all have problems with misbehavior in the classroom that affects their academic learning.

My Project

Students come to me with a wide range of emotions. Anger, sadness, confusion, and hurt. The carpet and bean bag chairs will provide a space for the students to calm down. The hand fidget items and sensory toys will give them something to focus on while they are in the calming space. Together or on their own, the students will read books to help them learn how to be mindful of their emotions and feelings. We will role play with the games to allow the students to practice the skills they are learning. The Dilly Ocean wave projector will give the students a visual to help them focus and calm down. My non readers will be able to listen to books on the CD player or soothing music.

The goal is to calm down, refocus, make a plan and then return to class with a better attitude and ready to learn.

They can listen to calming music and sit in soft chairs. They can choose the items that best help them refocus. Then they can have meaningful conversations about their behavior and how they can change it. They will role-play scenarios in order to practice the new skills they have learned.

All of the items in this calming space will play a role in helping the students get ready emotionally to get back in class.

Mrs. Jones
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
2305 Turquoise White Swirls 5'2 x 7'2 Modern Abstract Area Rug Carpet • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $29.88 2 $59.76
Homebi Multi-Bin Storage Shelf 11 Drawers Storage Chest Linen Organizer Closet Cabinet with Zipper Covered Foldable Fabric Bins and Sturdy Metal Shelf Frame in Turquoise,31"W x12" Dx32"H • Amazon Business $49.89 1 $49.89
Sylvania Portable CD Player Boom Box with AM/FM Radio (Blue) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Fidget And Sensory Toys(10 Pack),3 Pcs Twisted Fidget Toys,3 Pack Mesh and Marble Sensory Toys,3 Set Squeeze a Bean,Fidget Bike Chain for Autism ADD ADHD Relieves Stress and Anti Anxiety • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Dinlly Ocean Wave Projector, Touch Sensor 12 LED & 7 Color Night lights with Remote Control Built-in Music Player Decoration Lamp for Projecting Multi-Colored Waves on to Wall or Ceiling(Black) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Mindfulness Matters: The game that uses mindfulness skills to improve coping in everyday life • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
Be Awesome Inspirational Motivational Happiness Quotes Decorative Poster Print (12 x 36 in a tube ) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Etmact Neon Colored Smile Funny Face Stress Ball - Happy Smiley Face Stress Balls Bulk Pack of 12 Relaxable 2.5" Stress Relief Smile Squeeze Balls Fun Toys Christmas Stocking Stuffer • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Belkin RockStar 5-Jack Multi Headphone Audio Splitter (Black) • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70

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