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Mrs. Richardson from Roselle NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need a safe and private area to deescalate their emotions.

  • $727 goal

This project expired on October 6, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 7th and 8th grade students are looking for academic success but are often lack the coping skills necessary to navigate todays challenges in school, home and their social life.

Many of my students are facing challenges such as unstable home lives and lack parental support, mental health issues and learning disabilities.Many students struggle with trusting others, poor coping skills, poor emotional regulation and lack conflict resolution skills.

My students want to learn and be successful academically, socially and emotionally.

My Project

My students need a safe place where they can go when they need to escape the pressures of school. The calm corner will allow students to learn and practice coping skills to use when feeling angry, anxious, nervous, sad ect. These skills can better prepared students to deal with the academic stressors of school and life.

Items that I have choosen are to make a comfortable and calm seating area in my office, with objects and tools to help manage their anxiety and anger.

This includes bean bag chairs, fidget toys, kinetic sand and learning materials to deal with emotional regulation.

Mrs. Richardson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 450 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack Bean Bag Chair, 3', Charcoal • Amazon Business $60.00 2 $120.00
Playing CBT - therapy game to develop awareness of thoughts, emotions and behaviors for improving social skills, coping skills and enhancing self control. • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
D-line Wood and Plastic Bookcase Bookshelf Storage Shelf, White, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Building Champions: A Small-Group Counseling Curriculum for Boys • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Girls in Real Life Situations, Grades 6-12: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $37.13 1 $37.13
OJIA Deluxe Soft Modern Faux Sheepskin Shaggy Area Rugs Children Play Carpet For Living & Bedroom Sofa (3ft x 5ft, Grey) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Kinetic Sand Folding Sand Box with 2 lb of Brown Sand and Multi-Use Tools • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Mermaid Pillow Reversible Sequin Pillow that Changes color by Ankit - Mermaid Green Black • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
StarBound • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
GONGYIHONG Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle(15 Pack),Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys- Liquid Motion Timer/Squeeze Grape Ball/Bike Chain/Rainbow Magic Balls/Soybeans/Twisted Fidget Toys-Perfect for ADD/ADHD • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
5 Mins Sand Timer, Teacher Resource Hourglass Kids Toy Precise Sand Clock, Green Cooking Baking Kitchen Toothbrush Timer • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Fidget Dodecagon -12-Side Fidget Cube Relieves Stress and Anxiety Anti depression cube for Children and Adults with ADHD ADD OCD Autism (B3 Blue sky) • Amazon Business $8.88 2 $17.76
International Feelings Playing Cards and 10 BY 14 MINI Poster by Jim Borgman Pulitzer Prize Winner • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Nature's Mark Raining Spout LED Relaxation Water Fountain with Authentic River Rocks • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix, 8 ounces (half pound), for Orbeez Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
An Inspirational Colouring Book For Everyone: Be Fearless In The Pursuit Of What Sets Your Soul On Fire: A Unique, Antistress Coloring Gift for Men, ... Relief, Relaxation & Mindful Meditation) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Adult Coloring Books Good vibes: Don't give up : Motivate your life with Brilliant designs and great calligraphy words to help melt stress away. (Volume 16) • Amazon Business $6.16 1 $6.16

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