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Mrs. Hope Cranford from Apopka FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Calming Safe Literacy Center

My students need puppets, safe place rug, pillows, lounger, bench cubby, feeling toolkit and books to create a safe place to calm and regulate when feeling upset or overwhelm.

  • $1,487 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 3 and 4 years students from Apopka, Fl who are developmentally delayed or are on the Autism spectrum. They are bright, resilient, full of happiness and energy. They are very hands on with their environment and eager to learn.

I have 12 exceptional students who are learning and excelling in social emotional and school readiness skills.

The children are able to identify their ABC's, so we are going to expand this into books and literacy through a literacy center that is safe and rewarding to them.

My Project

My project is to create a calm space area in my classroom using Conscious Discipline Feeling buddy’s to help teach the Pre-k students with Autism students self-regulation techniques. The Feeling buddies each have a different type of feelings on them, so they will learn about feelings. They will also learn techniques on how to calm down instead of melting down when they are upset. The area will be set up with the library area because my classroom is small and I want my library area to be a quiet calm area that they can go to relax in as well. They will have the chairs and couch to sit on and read. Social-Emotional Development is a big part of the Four year-old standards for children and easily a way I can modify for my children in my classroom.

It will have comfortable seating (like the safe place rug, pillows, lounger, and bench cubby), sensory items, and conscious discipline safe place items the students will be able to chose from to help them gain composure and then reengage with the class.

Mrs. Hope Cranford
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bilingual Feeling Buddies(r) Self-Regulation Toolkit - English/Spanish • Kaplan Early Learning Company $325.00 1 $325.00
Premium Solid Maple 4-Section Bench Cubby • Kaplan Early Learning Company $161.46 2 $322.92
Safe Place Rug - 4' x 6' • Kaplan Early Learning Company $159.95 1 $159.95
Children's Books That Promote Resilience (Set of 14) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $135.96 1 $135.96
Cozy Lounger • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
Flower Feelings Learning Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $67.96 1 $67.96
Shubert Series and Puppet Value Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $63.00 1 $63.00
Just Like Home Accent Pillows • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 1 $27.16
Shubert Puppet • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.00 1 $23.00
I Love You Rituals Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56

Materials cost

$1,214.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,263.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$222.92

Total project goal

$1,486.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,486.11

7 Donors

-$1,481.69

Donations toward project cost

-$1,263.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$218.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

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$0.00

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