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Mrs. Milgrim from Phoenix AZ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Peace Corners

My students need a peace corner that contains tools in an ambiance that helps them cope with stress and trauma.

  • $1,168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is comprised of 6th-8th graders from all over the world. I love the diversity that the refugee and immigrant students in my classroom contribute to our classroom culture.

They each have an incredible story of survival and courage.

They are excited to learn a new language and be successful in school. They have hopes, dreams and goals. I count it a privilege to be their teacher. We are part of a school community that celebrates uniqueness, creativity, and diverse backgrounds. I am in awe of them.

My Project

When students come to school, they bring all of their emotional issues and scars with them. In order to cope with these issues they need a safe, calming atmosphere in which to learn. The items I've chosen will provide students with that atmosphere. It is my hope that they can form positive relationships with their classmates and me when they have the opportunity to be in a calming environment within the traditional classroom setting.

The students need to feel safe in order to share their stories and heal.

A peace corner will be set up in the classroom where students can begin this process. They need a place to calm down from conflict and find resolution. The chairs purchased will provide comfort and make students feel more relaxed. Instead of this place being a punitive "time out" corner, they can be provided with a place to really work through problems and find solutions. The lava lamp, diffuser, and aquarium will provide a calming ambiance. Students can care for the aquarium and plants themselves making the space feel more like their own. The dividing screen provides privacy for those moments when students are either acting on their emotions or sharing conversation that needs to be kept confidential. This environment will help students become more mindful of their choices and the positive outcomes that can come from choosing the right responses.

Building self-esteem and confidence will be very important for the students as they spend the school year learning English. Student incentives such as pencils, stickers, and certificates will motivate students to attend school and give them confidence in their academic performance. A student of the week will be featured in order for students to get to know their classmates and the certificates purchased will help students feel celebrated.

Mrs. Milgrim
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Aloha Chair, Ash • Amazon Business $84.98 1 $84.98
Unique Loom 3126199 Area Rug, 5' x 8', Cloud Gray • Amazon Business $80.21 1 $80.21
Flash Furniture 5 Piece Black Folding Card Table and Chair Set • Amazon Business $78.74 1 $78.74
Pro-Line II / OSP Designs Office Star Prado 2 Shelf Bookcase, White Laminate Finish • Amazon Business $75.53 1 $75.53
Coaster Transitional Black Four-Folding Panel Screen • Amazon Business $69.53 1 $69.53
Elegant Home Fashions Dawson Floor Cabinet With Single Door, White • Amazon Business $59.89 1 $59.89
Canvas Prints Wall Art Paintings Green tree Open Window Wall Muraland forest and Framed artwork Ready to Hang for Home Decorations Wall Decor • Amazon Business $42.90 1 $42.90
Golden Devil's Ivy - Pothos - Epipremnum - 4" Pot - Very Easy to Grow • Amazon Business $9.45 4 $37.80
Inspire Collection, Set of Four 8x10 Wall Art Prints, Kid's Wall Art Print, Kid's Room Decor, Gender Neutral, Motivational Word Art, Inspirational Artwork for Kids, Motivational Art • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Moon Products Woodcase Pencil, HB #2, Assorted Colors, 144/Box • Quill.com $31.53 1 $31.53
AquaView 3-Gallon 360 with Power Filter and LED Lighting • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
ASAKUKI 500ml Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser, 5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Vaporizer Humidifier, Timer and Auto-Off Safety Switch, 7 LED Light Colors • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
LED String Lights, by myCozyLite, Plug in String Lights, 49Ft 100 LED Warm White Globe lights with Timer, Waterproof, Perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Use with 30V Low Voltage Transformer, Extendable • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Gifts & Decor Eternal Steps Decorative Water Fountain • Amazon Business $21.65 1 $21.65
Relax & Rejuvenate Set 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Kit - 6/10mL (Calm Body/Calm Mind, French Lavender, Harmony, Peppermint, Cleanse Body & Mind , and Relaxation) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Large Emoji Pillows 4 Piece Set, 12 Inches / 30CM, Large Round Yellow Plush Emoji Pillow Set • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Certificate of Perfect Attendance, 8-1/2" x 11", 30/pkg • Quill.com $5.43 3 $16.29
Lava Lite 1953 Silver Base Lamp with White Wax in Blue Liquid, 11.5", White Wax/Blue Liquid/Silver Base • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Hasbro Sorry! Game • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
The Journey Begins 500 pc Adult Puzzle • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Giant Panda 500pc Puzzle for teens, adults and families of all ages! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hosley Set of 2 Apple Cinnamon Highly Scented, 18 Oz EACH, Jar Candle. High Quality Wax Blend with Essential Oil. Ideal GIFT for party favor, weddings, Spa, Reiki, Meditation. • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Buffalo Games - Amazing Nature Collection - Jungle Discovery - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Student of the Week Certificate • Quill.com $8.07 1 $8.07
Continuum Games Checkers, One Size • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Creative Teaching Press Incentive Charts, Small Vertical, Red • Quill.com $2.54 3 $7.62
Stinky Stickers Scratch-and-Sniff Variety Pack, Praise Words, 288/Pk • Quill.com $6.71 1 $6.71
Sticker Valu-Pak, Assorted Color Foil Stars, 686/Pk • Quill.com $3.22 1 $3.22

Materials cost

$885.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$63.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$992.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$175.13

Total project goal

$1,167.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,167.51

1 Donor

-$1,167.51

Donations toward project cost

-$992.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$175.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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