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Mrs. Cox from San Antonio TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Peace, Love, Calm!

Help me give my students a safe space where they can calm down and refocus during their day.

  • $627 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a school counselor, looking for some help implementing calming corners in my fabulous teachers' classrooms! My students will be able to utilize calming corners in their classroom to support self-regulation, coping strategies, and mindfulness.

Our students come from many diverse backgrounds, both cultural and socio-economic.

We function like a family in an environment that promotes positive social interactions around respect, responsibility, and safe behaviors. My whole population of 800 students will benefit from this project.

I want to give these children the best educational experience I can, but we need help. I am hopeful that with generous donations, my students can have a better learning experience and I can alleviate some of the pressures of everyday life.

My Project

"When students experience stress or trauma at home or are overwhelmed in school, their nervous systems respond. Some students become extremely activated while others shutdown. Activation comes in reactions such as inattention, difficulty sitting still and hyperactivity. Shut down looks like daydreaming, falling asleep in class or not responding to others bids to connect. With both activation and shut-down, cognition is impaired and learning is difficult. Calming corners can help with both.

When activated, a calming corner provides an opportunity for students to reset or re-regulate and when shut down, a calming corner provides opportunity for engagement.

A calming corner is a small, designated space located within a classroom. The purpose of a calming corner is to help support self-regulation while keeping students in the classroom if they need a break from instruction time or a group activity. The use of calming corners can transform the culture of the classroom because calming corners are not consequence-based but rather used as an opportunity, driven by a student’s choice to feel better. Calming corners are private enough to allow the student to maintain dignity, however, they should be within eyesight of the educator so the student maintains a feeling of safety."

Dr. Caelan Soma, PsyD, LMSW

Mrs. Cox
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Empty HB Sensory Bottles, 350mL, Set of 6 Bottles • Amazon Business $19.95 5 $99.75
Sterilite 16229012 Small Ultra Basket, Black Basket w/ Titanium Inserts, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $24.79 3 $74.37
23810-1609 - Elmer''s Washable School Glue - Gallon, Clear • Blick Art Materials $23.19 3 $69.57
HemingWeigh Fuzzy Area Rug - 9 Fluffy Carpet Tiles for Kids - Ideal for Nursery Décor, Baby Room, Playroom and Kids Room. Plush, Velvet-Like Texture, Anti-Slip & Durable Rug (Brown) • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Bendon Animals to Color for Relaxation Mini Color Book • Amazon Business $4.99 9 $44.91
10 Pack Small Mini Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Countdown Up Minute Second Timer (10 Orange) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
ChefSlime Barrel O Slime Mud Sludge Putty - Wet, Non Sticky, Stress Relief, Super Soft & Squishy Toy for Kids |Jumbo Pack | 24 Pcs • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Owen Kyne 12 Pack Fidget Spinner, EDC Hand Tri-Spinner Fidget Stress Relief Toys for Adults and Kids, All-in-one Design 2-3 Min Spins,Relieves Your ADD ADHD Autism • Amazon Business $17.91 1 $17.91
OCATO Water Beads Kits Rainbow Mix 30,000 Beads Growing Balls, Jelly Water Gel Beads for Spa Refill, Kids Sensory Toys, Vases, Plant, Wedding and Home Décor, Updated Package with 2 Scoops • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
60794-1005 - Luster E Beads - Assorted, 8 oz bag • Blick Art Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
60772-1050 - Pony Beads - Pkg of 1000, Neon, Opaque • Blick Art Materials $4.79 1 $4.79

Materials cost

$484.93

Vendor shipping charges

$9.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$532.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.91

Total project goal

$626.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$626.06

9 Donors

-$576.06

Donations toward project cost

-$489.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.41

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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